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This daily email, compiled by ASCAP Board member, music publisher and songwriter Dean Kay, cuts through the media clutter to bring you links to the most relevant news and commentary on the rapidly evolving music industry and how it affects your future livelihood. Now the ASCAP Daily Brief can be accessed on the Headlines page of ASCAP.com and in the ASCAP RSS Feed.
Creators: Fight For Your Right to Make the World a Better Place!
Why Social Networks Need Musicians
By Nick Clayton -- The music industry has become increasingly reliant on the social media. Twitter, Facebook and other services such as YouTube with a strong social element have frequently overtaken the press, television and radio as the primary means of promotion. What is perhaps less often reported is how dependent social networks are on music fans for growth...
By Nicholas Carr -- [David] Lowery offers a heartfelt and incisive critique of the effects of the internet and, in particular, the big tech companies that now act as aggregators and mediators of music, a critique that dismantles the starry-eyed assumption that the net has liberated musicians from servitude to record companies. [Thanks to Robert Levine for the link.]
U.S. Chamber Releases State Intellectual Property Jobs Study
Press Release -- An interactive map with fact sheets for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia is located Here. Also see: [Facts About IP].
There Are 200 Million Music Buyers. And 7 Billion People...
By Paul Resnikoff -- Are we just doing it wrong?
How Kylie Minogue Fans Blew Up Twitter to Unlock a Video
By James Martin -- Kylie Minogue‘s new video was unlocked by her fans, who had been asked to generate 25,000 #KylieTimeBomb tweets in order to access her new song, "Timebomb." They did so in less than an hour...
Want More People to Care About Your Music? Then Charge for It...
By Paul Resnikoff -- It's a basic economic principle: as price increases, demand decreases. But that's the beginner's guide, and it doesn't take psychological components into account. Because sometimes, when you raise the price - or simply attach a price tag at all - demand actually increases. And so does the perception of quality.
[The Pandora of Videos] Tape.tv Raises $6.2 Million To Begin An International Roll-Out
By Mike Butcher
Is It A Music Video Or A Video Of Music?
By Tyler Hayes
Ambient Video and the Changing Face of Communication
By Ryan Kim -- Video is becoming more of a casual form of communication, with people leaving video chat services like OoVoo on in the background for hours on end. Video sharing is becoming more immediate with more live broadcasting of your life.
Developer Explains Why Android Sucks for Some Audio Apps
By Eliot Van Buskirk
10 Reasons You Shouldn't Wish For Overnight Success
By Brian Thompson
3 Things I Learned When My Site's Traffic Increased 25,000% in One Day
By Lars Martinson
The Web's Great Leap forward
By Dominic Basulto -- The next big thing on the Web may have nothing at all to do with the Web itself, but, rather, how we interact with it.
NPR Music Essentials: 50 Great Voices
By NPR -- Hear the stories of awe-inspiring voices from around the world and across time.
[If you love big band music - or have never experienced it live - here's the best thing you could do with your life this Saturday evening in L.A. ...]
Johnny Mandel Has Composed Quite a Life in Music
By Kirk Silsbee -- Composer, arranger and songwriter Johnny Mandel is almost the last of a breed: the well-rounded musical omnivore who can seemingly write for any setting or purpose. His work spans the big band era (he wrote for Woody Herman and Count Basie, to name just two) and the birth of TV (he scored "Your Show of Shows" for two years)...The 86-year-old Mandel will step away from the recording studios and his workroom to convene his big band at Vitello's on Saturday. It's a rare chance to see and hear a grand master of American music, leading a fine band through one of the most individual and varied repertoires of the last 60 years.
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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