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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!
Exclusive: UK: Google Orders Spontaneous Support for Parliamentary Motion - (We Need Other People's Stuff to Run Ads By)
By Andrew Orlowski -- Google's influence on the UK copyright agenda is a little clearer today, thanks to an email seen by The Register. The email is a rallying cry to 'independent' copyright activists...
We Need to Learn to Become Digital Citizens
By Amanda Reynolds -- Over the weekend, Newsweek and the Daily Beast posted an essay by author Nick Haraway, imploring the users of the internet to take responsibility for our collective actions online, noting that the online world is not separate from, but rather an extension of the real world. He writes...
The State of Online Music Discovery
By John Paul Titlow -- Choosing music that someone else would like is more complex than suggesting toaster ovens or even movies. The reasons we like a song are highly subjective and can hinge on very specific, sometimes subtle characteristics. Thus music recommendation is a hard problem whose solution would simplify and brighten the lives of a huge audience - and that's a tidy definition of a worthwhile business venture.
Twitter Now a Place to Debut New Music
By Glenn Peoples -- Twitter is the new MySpace - in a good way. Blur will debut two new songs live on Twitter when they perform two new songs via a worldwide live video stream on Monday 2nd July.
5 Concert Apps That Are Changing Live Music
By Eliot Van Buskirk
Is Modern Technology Creating a Culture of Distraction?
By Mathew Ingram -- Are all the modern devices and digital conveniences we have at our disposal - from the web and social media to smartphones and tablets - making us more distracted and less able to concentrate? And is this harming our ability to think and be creative, and therefore by extension harming society as a whole?
ASCAP Initiates Infringement Actions Against Venues for Performing Copyrighted Music Without Permission
In MP3tunes Copyright Case, EMI Wants CEO's Assets
By Greg Sandoval
LONDON: In UK Court, 2 LulzSec Hackers Plead Guilty to Attacks on CIA, PBS, and News International
By Associated Press -- Two British hackers linked to the notorious Lulz Security group pleaded guilty to a slew of computer crimes Monday, the latest blow against online miscreants whose exploits have grabbed headlines and embarrassed governments around the world.
Computer Scientists Break Security Token Key in Record Time
By Somini Sengupta -- The widely used RSA electronic security token is once again hacked - but this time by a team of cryptography researchers, not thieves. The breach suggests that security companies have not kept with the technologies of criminals and spies.
The Importance of Your ‘Image' as an Artist
By Zimbalam/Believe -- Although it is mainly about the music, it is also fair to say that image does play a part in a band or artists success - the image has to fit the sound.
Experience Beats Theory
By Music Marketing [dot] com -- Forget the theory. The most valuable classroom is the real world and the only true learning happens when you actually do something..."If you want to get better at playing guitar, play more guitar." Brilliant.
How to Create a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
By Simon Tam -- For many years, I've held some doubts about Kickstarter and crowd sourcing in general. For some artists, I thought it was a great fit for the culture of the band. However, for my personal band, I had some more reservations...
Just Make Great Music? It Could Be the Worst Advice You'll Ever Get...
By Paul Resnikoff
I'm a Master Recording. And This Is What Happens Whn Yu Cmprss Me...
By Paul Resnikoff
19 Patents Invented by Ingenious Celebrities (Plus One by Paula Abdul)
By Roberto Baldwin - [My old boss, Lawrence Welk, leads off...DK]
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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