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Creators: Fight For Your Right to Make The World A Better Place!
14 Of Our Favorite Quotes About Music
By Molly K
I've Been a Music Educator for 30 Years. And I'm Deeply Concerned for My Profession...
By David Smolover
Apple Reportedly Plans Major Overhaul Of iTunes Music Store
By Eric Savitz -- Apple is planning a major overhaul of the iTunes music store, Bloomberg reports, citing "people with direct knowledge of the matter." The changes, expected to be unveiled by year end, will reportedly better integrate iTunes with the Apple iCloud file-storage service to allow easier access to music and other conten across multiple devices.
Yahoo's Media Vision Comes Into Focus: Three Hires, More Music And Video Partnerships (And Acquisitions?)
By Ingrid Lunden -- Yesterday the WSJ outlined how Yahoo's new, interim CEO Ross Levinsohn is taking the company back to its earlier roots of focusing on advertising around its media properties, which collectively see 167 million monthly online users. The last 24 hours indicates that Yahoo is trying to move fast on that idea. And there is more...
Spotify Must Win Hearts To Grow Subscribers
By Kyle Bylin
Facebook's Advertising Growth Slowed Down a Lot in the Last Year
By Salvador Rodriguez
High-Definition Video Clogs Corporate Networks
By Robert McMillan -- In the past six months, the amount of bandwidth used by streaming video software has quadrupled, according to Chris King, Palo Alto Networks director of product marketing. And P2P filesharing traffic is up seven-fold, he says. "It's not that more companies are allowing P2P or video streaming. It's just that the people doing it are using a lot more bandwidth..."
Google Jumps Into Home Entertainment Market With Nexus Q
By Jessica Guynn -- Google isn't just flirting with the consumer electronics business. It's diving headlong into it. The search giant is rolling out a media player targeting the home entertainment market to take on Apple TV, Boxee, Roku and other devices.
It's Not an Entertainment Gadget, It's Google's Bid to Control the Future
By Fred Vogelstein
Hal Leonard Has Just Released Version 1.1 of Sheet Music Direct for iPad.
By Harmony Central News -- (Originally) unveiled in November, the enhanced app now offers .PDF import, push notifications and more
Judge Rules Megaupload Raids ‘Illegal'
By Juha Saarinen -- The American government's bid to extradite copyright infringement king Kim Dotcom to the United States was dealt a body blow Thursday, when a New Zealand High Court judge ruled that the raids on Doctom's home earlier this year were "illegal." The decision may doom the entire prosecution of the founder of the file-sharing site Megaupload...
Dick Clark Productions' Library May Not Be Music to Suitors' Ears
By Joe Flint -- Dick Clark was fond of saying "music is the soundtrack to your life." It probably won't be the soundtrack to the sale of Dick Clark Productions (DCP). Put on the block last week...DCP counts among its assets more than 30 years of episodes of "American Bandstand,"...That would seem to be a potential gold mine of rock 'n' roll history, but making money off of it is another story. Although DCP owns the shows, it doesn't own the musical rights to the performances...[Thanks to Michelle Kay for the link.]
6 Essential Elements Of A Music Digital Press Kit
Bang the Drums in 100 Styles
By Gregory Schmidt -- We all march to the beat of our own drum, but what if that drum has 100 distinct beats? Well, you'd either be incredibly diverse, or you would have a Wavedrum from Korg.
Shimi: The Robots Are Coming and They Want to Dance
By Aarti Kelapure
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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