Powered by The Dean's List
We are pleased to offer you the ASCAP Daily Brief powered by The Dean's List
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!
UK: Digital Music Takes Over, But the Best Is Yet to Come
By Tom Davenport -- Digital music in the UK is finally making more money than its physical counterparts, thanks to income on streaming services doubling at the start of 2012. It's a huge milestone - but can it last, and will today's streaming apps support the demands of music fans tomorrow?
Rumors of Copyright Abuse Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
By Terry Hart -- Last week, Google expanded its Transparency Report to include data on notices it has received from copyright owners for links to infringing content. The Report now shows the number of notices, as well as their sources and targets, since July 2011...Copyright skeptics commonly try to make the claim that copyright enforcement is prone to abuse...The Google Report, however, paints quite a different story.
Television: It's Still 20 Times Larger Than Every Internet Video Channel (Combined)...
By Paul Resnikoff -- Of course, "MTV" means something entirely different in 2012. But if you've got a shot at traditional TV you should probably take it.
Is Facebook Building an iTunes/Google Play Competitor?
By Dan Farber -- While Amazon and Apple have huge leads, Facebook has enough users, personalization, technology, and convenience to gain a foothold selling movies, music, and other digital goods.
European Commission Favors Consumer Choice Over Net Neutrality Legislation
By Loek Essers -- European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes won't legislate net neutrality for all, but those who want "access to a robust, best-efforts Internet with all the applications they wish" should have the opportunity to buy such a service, she said Tuesday.
Grooveshark's New Data Product Beluga Offers Listener Insights
By Glenn Peoples -- Grooveshark has launched a new analytics tool that provides information on artists' fans while generating revenue for the company. Called Beluga, the service allows anybody to look up information on any given artist and view listener data like strong and weak demographics and top markets ranked by affinity.
What Is the Point of Klout?
By Jon Mitchell -- Klout is a service that uses a secret algorithm to measure online influence. You connect it to the social networks you use, and it analyzes your activity and "engagement" - the interactions you have with other people on those networks - to determine your score. A Klout score is a public rating of how important Klout's algorithm thinks you are on the Internet...
Mastered for iTunes Offers Boost in Digital Sound Quality
By Steve Knopper -- For over 50 years, rock stars, engineers and producers have labored in the studio to find the perfect sound - and in the last decade, they've been wrestling with more limitations than ever, thanks to the way most people consume music in the digital age...
Vimeo Provides the Soundtrack of Our Lives with New Tools
By Brian Heater -- Vimeo knows the power of a good soundtrack, so it's adding a couple of tools to its arsenal. The Enhancer lets users choose from some 50,000-plus tracks from the Vimeo Music Store, adding them directly to videos, adjusting audio levels and shifting the beginning and end of the song.
Vinyl Tap, the Incredibly Faithful iPad Record Player, Is Probably the Only One You Need
By Eliot Van Buskirk -- Nobody has to remind us how fun it can be to mess around with music apps designed to mimic the formats of days gone by. However, the same instinct that compels us to try them also encourages app developers to build lots of random iPad apps for pretending to play vinyl.
What Will Happen to the Guy Who Sold the iPad Prototype?
By Salvador Rodriguez -- A man sold a prototype of the first-generation iPad earlier this week for $10,200, but now that there's a likelihood he came across the item after it was stolen, it poses the question: What will Apple do about it?
Museum of Endangered Sounds Rightly Preserves Relics Such As Dial-up
By Brenna Ehrlich
Rock of Ages: 40,000 Year-Old Musical Instruments the World's Oldest
By Curt Hopkins -- Oxford University in the UK has announced that researchers from that school and Germany's University of Tübingen have determined the age on the world's oldest musical instruments: a collection of flutes, made of mammoth ivory and bird bones. Other bones found at the same level of excavation have been radiocarbon dated as 40,000 years old.
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).
The ASCAP Daily Brief-Powered by The Dean's List is intended as a guide to direct music professionals to key articles about issues facing the entertainment industry. Recipients are encouraged to read further about the issues by accessing the complete article through the links provided. Author attribution is provided with each article, and none of the links allow readers to by-pass subscription archive gateways. Please note that all editorial comments are indicated in brackets. Questions? Comments? Please Contact Us