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If the Internet Is Working for Musicians, Why Aren't More Musicians Working Professionally?
By The Trichordist -- ...tech bloggers like to promote the idea of "touring and t-shirts" as a solution to the difficulties musicians are having online. But it really sounds to us, more like an admission that there is no money for artists online in the Exploitation Economy to develop new and sustainable professional creative careers. This is why, an ethical internet for all citizens is so important...
UK: IP Law Probe MPs Hunt For Smoking Gun, Find Plenty of Smoke
HTC: 'It's Tough Monetizing Music in Asia'
By Andrew Orlowski -- There's an elephant in the room as Parliament's informal inquiry into intellectual property policy rolls on. In the foreground, there's the role of the officials who are supposed to support it. In the background, there's something more troubling...It favours fashionable new sectors while downgrading successful UK sectors such as design, music and TV, which are based on "intangible" rights.
By Aloysius Low -- At the Digital Matters 2012 conference, Phil Chen, HTC's head of global content division, talked about why HTC is avoiding developing music delivery platforms despite their latest handsets packing Beats Audio technology...
YouTube Uploads 72 Hours of Video a Minute
By Hayley Tsukayama
The European Commission's Antitrust Case Against Google Matters to Artists and Songwriters
By Chris Castle -- The European Commission, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee are working at bringing an antitrust complaint against Google for a variety of reasons...For artists, these cases are important because the central theme boils down to this...
So Google Owns Motorola. What's Happens Now?
By Kevin C. Tofel
Spot Radio Revenue Stands Still While Digital Surges
By Jennifer Lane
Business Matters: Triton Media Helping Pandora Seem More Like a Radio Company
By Glenn Peoples -- Pandora Media will become a successful Internet radio service by acting more and more like a radio company. In order to be a radio company, you need to use metrics common in the radio business. In order to sell radio advertising, a company needs measurements familiar to ad buyers.
How To Improve Music Discovery and Sales On TV: A Billboard Special White Paper
By Glenn Peoples -- Music discovery on TV seems so straightforward on paper...But the reality of getting from discovery to engagement is far more difficult. To connect listeners with music they desire, all stakeholders need to be linked...
Alliance Acquires Audiolife, Placing Another Big Bet On Music's Long Tail
By Bruce Houghton
Marketing Influence: The Power of Persuasion
By Reuven Cohen -- On March 11, 2010, Conan O'Brien announced "The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour" on Twitter via a single tweet. The reaction was immediate. Within two hours, the national 32-city comedy tour was sold out and new shows had to be added to meet demand. Welcome to power of Persuasion. Where a single tweet can make or break a company.
13 Step Guide To Building A Cult Of Superfans
By Clyde Smith
10 Reasons Why Your Band Is About To Fire You
By Brian Thompson
12 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Your iPad
By Dylan Love
Jack White Attempts Record for Most Metaphors
By Piya Sinha-Roy -- Jack White earned his musical stripes with his chart-topping debut solo album Blunderbuss, and now the singer is attempting to add another accolade to his shelf - a Guinness World Record for most metaphors in a single concert.
Dean Kay has been at the helm of some of the most highly respected and forward thinking music publishing companies in the world, first as COO of the Welk Music Group, then as President/ CEO of the US division of the PolyGram International Publishing Group, and now as President/CEO of his own precedent setting venture, Lichelle Music Company. Prior to his involvement in publishing, he was a successful songwriter, having had hundreds of his compositions recorded - including "That's Life" by Frank Sinatra. Mr. Kay has been a member of the Board of Directors of ASCAP since 1989 and is Chairman of its New Technologies Committee. He is also on the Board of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA).
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