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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!
NMPA's David Israelite To Congress: A More Efficient Mechanical Licensing System
By Ed Christman -- National Music Publishers Assn. (NMPA) president/CEO David Israelite called for the U.S. Congress to fix section 115 of the U.S. Copyright Act so the industry can construct a more efficient mechanical licensing system during the organization's annual meeting...
Paul Williams: My 5 Minutes With The President
By Robin Bronk -- An interview with ASCAP's president and chairman of the board Paul Williams.
Net Connections, Movies and Music Are Worthy Expenditures Despite Downturn
By Mike Snider -- Even if the economic outlook is dreary, we want to be entertained.
Seriously? 93 Percent of Americans Still Listen to Broadcast Radio...
By Paul Resnikoff -- That's according to the latest stats shared by Arbitron, whose half-year report shows a substantial gain in listeners year-over-year.
Young Listeners Opting to Stream, Not Own Music
By Jareen Imam
IAB: Web Ad Revenue Up 15% in Q1 to Reach $8.4 Billion, Twice That of Radio
By Michael Schmitt
Amazon Cloud Player Launches on iPhone
By Matt Brian -- It's been a long time coming but today Amazon has finally rolled out its Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod touch devices, allowing U.S. users to stream and download their music stored with Amazon on their iOS device.
Cloud Music Is Still The Future For Apple, Amazon -- Really
By Greg Sandoval -- Given recent headlines about cloud music, you might be forgiven for thinking that the feature is huge with consumers...Now here's the reality...
Why Tesco Just Bought We7
By Mark Mulligan -- UK headquartered supermarket chain Tesco announced the acquisition of a 91% stake in UK streaming music service We7...Tesco might at first sight seem something of an unusual bedfellow for We7, but Tesco has very big digital content aspirations.
Google, Amazon Among ICANN Applicants For .music Domain
By Glenn Peoples -- Eight groups, including Google and Amazon, have submitted applications with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to be the exclusive operator of the .music domain. Five different groups have applied for .tickets and dozens more are vying for top-level domains related to media and entertainment.
Pandora Tapping Social User Data to Improve Music Recommendations, Says Kennedy
By Michael Schmitt
Tag Your Music Files Correctly with MusicBrainz Picard
By Rob Lightner -- If your digital music library is full of embarrassing gaps when it comes to song titles, artist names, or more, MusicBrainz Picard can help you quickly clean it up...
[My personal memories of Frances: Profound respect...and one of the greatest "people persons" I ever met. DK]
Frances Preston: An Appreciation
By Jim Bessman -- As news of the death in Nashville Wednesday morning of Frances Preston spread, representatives of all areas of the business paused to reflect on the passing of a giant...
[Royalties are nice...this is more rewarding!]
Super Senior: Jeanne Tatro
By Joe Carroll
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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