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Creators: Fight For Your Right to Make The World A Better Place!
The Bad Science And Greed Behind The "Intellectual Property Inhibiting Innovation" Argument. Part 4
By The Trichordist -- David Lowery examines the Hybrid Economy/Remix argument against copyright and how it's inhibiting innovation.
No One Watches TV, Nielsen, And You Know It
By Faultline -- This week, Time Warner Cable (TWC) put out a paper that attempts to make sense of new methods coming to market which try to put a different spin on the way TV audiences are measured.
Where Did You Spend Your Time Online in May? Nielsen Knows
By Michelle Maltais
VIDEO: YouTube's 7th Birthday
VIDEO: Proof of Life: Professor Danaher on the Success of Graduated Response
By Chris Castle -- Professor Brett Danaher, the Wellesley economist, gave an excellent presentation on France's HADOPI graduated response program at the Global Forum that I was honored to moderate in Toronto during Canadian Music Week.
Far Further Vs DotMusic In Battle For .music Domain
By Clyde Smith -- Though the recent announcement of official contenders for control of the .music domain included representatives of Amazon and Google, the two strongest competitors appear to be Far Further and DotMusic.
More Broadcasters TuneIn
By Jennifer Lane -- TuneIn, the popular portal to Internet radio stations, has been on fire lately with announcements of new partnerships with broadcast stations...TuneIn has a very popular mobile app which ranks in the top five in the Music category. They also provide tuner services to a wide array of devices, so partner stations enjoy both mobile and connected device access to grow their audiences.
[Have no idea if this is true, but it's a fun read.]
Sources: If the EMI Acquisition Is Rejected, Universal Still Owes $700 Million...
By Paul Resnikoff
Amazon Builds Digital Music Market Share Versus Apple
By Eric Engleman -- Amazon.com is making some progress in its quest for a bigger slice of the digital music market. According to new figures released by NPD Group today, Amazon's share of the digital-music download retail market grew by four percentage points to reach 12 percent in the first quarter of 2010.
Wal-Mart Shuttering Its MP3 Download Store...
By Alexandra Osorio -- It looks like price isn't the most important thing when it comes to music downloads. Once upon a time, Walmart was an 'iTunes-killer' with deeply-discounted, 88-cent MP3s. But discounts meant little compared to integrated iPod and iPhone integration, a superior iTunes user interface, and the tether created by stored credit cards...
Winamp's Woes: How the Greatest MP3 Player Undid Itself
By Cyrus Farivar -- 15 years on, Winamp still lives-but mismanagement blunted its llama-whipping.
Top 5 Things The Cloud Is Not
By Peder Ulander
Apple Quietly Pulls Claims of Virus Immunity
By Hamish Barwick -- In the wake of the Flashback botnet which targeted Mac computers, Apple has removed a statement from its messages on its website that Mac operating system X (OS X) isn't susceptible to viruses...According to Sophos U.S. senior technology consultant Graham Cluley, this is a sign that Apple is starting to take security seriously.
Musicians: Remember To Start With "Why"
By Hisham Dahud -- Everyone reading this is already well aware that there exist far easier (and simpler) ways to earn a living other than pursuing a career as a musician. It is an unstable, uncertain, and high-risk endeavor that takes a serious amount of time, effort and discipline to gain any traction in. And rare is it that one can ever say, with absolute certainty, that they are "making a living" from their music alone. So why do it in the first place?
Composer and Lyricist Richard Adler Dies at 90
By ASCAP -- Richard Adler, the Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist and ASCAP member renowned for his songs for such Broadway hits as Damn Yankees and The Pajama Game and who organized President John F. Kennedy's birthday with Marilyn Monroe, died Thursday in New York. He was 90.
If You Need These Jeans, You Have an iPhone Problem
By Christina Bonnington
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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