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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!
Copyright Laws Protect Creators, Inspire Creativity
By Christos P. Badavas -- Copyright laws reflect our society's respect for imagination, creativity and the value of individual expression. They are not the existential threat to free speech and the Internet that many large Internet corporations would have you believe...Copyright law gives rights to individual creators, not the government...
This Time, The Geeks Should Listen to Hollywood
By Fred Vogelstein -- Mediator. Peacemaker. Liaison. These are not words normally associated with Ari Emanuel. The Hollywood-super agent is an international celebrity for being a badass and a hothead...Yet, after always-smoldering relations between Hollywood and Silicon Valley burst into flame this year over a proposed Internet regulation law, Emanuel has suddenly and publicly cast himself as the bridge builder.
Nothing Says Freedom Like Getting Away With It: Google Tells Ari Emanuel to Change His Business
By The Trichordist -- What Google wants the creative community to do is take time - a lot of time - away from making movies, television shows, writing books and songs and making music and chase Google to stop them before they infringe again.
The Future of Audio
By Amanda Reynolds -- Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (held) a hearing on "The Future of Audio." The hearing was called to "examine how advances in communications services and consumer electronics equipment are affecting the distribution and consumption of audio content...
YouTube Reaches Deals With Major Music Publishers, Promises Expanded Content & Payments
By Bruce Houghton
SoundExchange Expands Overseas Ties, Drops All Foreign Administrative Fees
By Bruce Houghton
Pandora Is Lobbying Congress to Establish Fair Royalty Rates
By Salvador Rodriguez -- Pandora has reportedly spent more than $50,000 this year lobbying Congress to establish a more equal system for how much different forms of radio pay in royalties.
IPv6 Day: Only the Biggest Change to the Internet Since Its Inception
By Matt Peckham -- It's only the most significant architectural development in the history of the Internet, and presto, it transpired last night at 00:01 GMT. Did you notice? I'm betting not, and that you probably didn't even know it was happening, which is precisely how things were supposed to go down.
Top Investor: Facebook Will "Disappear" by 2020...
By Paul Resnikoff -- Sure, Yahoo is still around, MySpace is still around, AOL is still around. But according to Ironfire Capital founder Eric Jackson, those companies have effectively 'disappeared,' they are shadows of their former glory. And if your business was based on one of those companies, you are almost definitely dead.
DFX Radio for Spotify Helps Users Discover New Music
By PR Web
Music Fans: They Just Love Boring Homogeneity...
By Paul Resnikoff -- Of course, radio stations tend towards mindless repetition, and homogeneity with other radio stations. But the strange part is that music fans typically behave the same way - even given infinite choice and endless options to do otherwise...
Cream "Sunshine Of Your Love" Song Analysis
By Bobby Owsinski -- Here's a classic song that's interesting because it's been such an influence on generations of guitar players...Like with all song analysis, we'll look at the song form, the arrangement, the sound and the production.
Arduino Poster Changes the Song in Spotify When You Throw Stuff
By Eliot Van Buskirk
RIP, Ray Bradbury
By Ruth Suehle -- After a long life that created great science fiction, fantasy, and mystery, Ray Bradbury passed away this morning at the age of 91.
VIDEO: A Concerto for iPad and Orchestra, as a Composer Takes on Tablet as Instrument
By Peter Kirn -- For all the ubiquity of electronic instruments and computers in the past half century, it's still comparatively rare for composers to add these sounds to the largely-unchanging makeup of an orchestra. Therefore, as composer Ned McGowan writes a concerto that claims to be the first for iPad, he's forced to admit the addition of a computer remains somewhat novel.
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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