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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!
On the road again...Back on the 18th...
Are We Living in Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451?
By Mathew Ingram -- Given that we are surrounded by more media and entertainment content than ever before, what would Bradbury think of the world we live in now?
Artists, Know Thy Enemy - Who's Ripping You Off and How...
By The Trichordist -- ...today we find ourselves in a battle with an enemy few of us understand. If we were to believe the writings and ramblings of the tech blogosphere, than they would have us believe that our enemy is our fans. This is simply not true...
Streaming Music Will Change Culture For The Better. Here's How:
By Eliot Van Buskirk -- ...music's format is set to have another impact on content and culture - especially as today's younger music fans, who know music as an online thing, grow up and start having less time to track down music for free than they do money to spend on subscriptions.
ASCAP and the Television Music License Committee Announce Settlement
Press Release -- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Television Music License Committee, LLC, (TMLC) today announced a settlement in principle concerning the fees payable by U.S. local television stations for a license to publicly perform ASCAP's over 8.5 million musical works through 2016.
Virtual Nightclub Startup Shaker Opens Doors On A Hot Trend: Social Discovery
By Andrea Huspeni -- Expectations are running high for Shaker, a startup which is hoping to mix up the online social scene with the opening of Club 53 tomorrow. At Club 53, Shaker's first virtual hangout, users will be able to listen to music, sneak off to private rooms, and bump into new folks on the floor.
Hey, Mister DJ: Vjay Brings Video Mixing to the iPad
By Janko Roettgers -- Who would have thought you can do that with an iPad: Algoriddim's new vjay app makes it possible to mix two music videos in real time, complete with loops, effects, beat matching, instantaneous exporting of clips and everything else that makes your inner DJ smile.
We Are Hunted Co-Founder On Spotify, Branded Apps & The Future
By Aarti Kelapure -- We Are Hunted, the music discovery service, takes the iconic notion of the music chart and reinvents it for the digital generation.
Companies Try to Create Room on Radio Spectrum
By Brian X. Chen -- Technology that allows the sharing of frequencies is getting new backing as smartphones and tablets put greater demand on available bands.
'Big Data' from Social Media, Elsewhere Online Redefines Trend-Watching
By Ariana Eunjung Cha -- Advances in computer power and analytics have made it possible for machines to tease out patterns in expressions of daily life on social media, other online sources.
Songza: New Digital Music Service Is Your Personal DJ
By Pat Healy -- Most digital music services are great for your workday, when you just need anything to distract your senses from the cubicle walls enclosing you. But even the most social of these services don't have the sort of reliability that you'd trust to provide a party soundtrack. That's where Songza comes in. [You may want to keep your door locked.]
What All Content Marketers Can Learn From 'South Park'
By Chris Perry
6 Mistakes We Made In Our Crowdfunding Campaign
By Erik Peterson
Bands - Don't Contact Me, Unless...
By Joey Flores -- I would love to take it as a compliment that so many bands send me email asking me to check out their music or come see them live. It should mean I'm important. Instead, I disregard most of it as spam.
Legends of Electronic Music: Tod Dockstader
By Geeta Dayal -- In the 1940s, before magnetic tape was widely available in the United States, electronic music pioneer Tod Dockstader made low-fi recordings on steel wire...As a high school student in the '40s, he used the end of a lit cigarette to make splices in the thin wire, in a painstaking and risky process...
Herb Reed, Last of the Original Platters, Dies at 83
By Paul Vitello -- Herb Reed, the last surviving member of the Platters, one of the first pop groups to break the color barrier in the 1950s...
[What does it say about the state of the concert business when only old fogies and dead people are selling tickets?]
Elvis Presley to Be Virtually Resurrected
By Reuters -- Elvis Presley, the late king of rock'n'roll, is to be virtually resurrected, following in the footsteps of a hologram of late rapper Tupac Shakur, production company Digital Domain Media Group said on Wednesday.
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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