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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!
Bounce backs from yesterday's edition indicate we're playing to a ghost town. So, I'm going to shut it down until next Monday. Have a great 4th.
How Anonymous Picks Targets, Launches Attacks, and Takes Powerful Organizations Down
By Quinn Norton
UK: The Open Rights Group Gets Rights Wrong Again
By Andrew Orlowski -- The UK's leading digital rights advocate has just demonstrated still more difficulty understanding the "rights" the group campaigns about.
Debunking Myths About the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP): Part 2
By Joan Blazich -- Last week, we posted a brief summary of the TPP, and began debunking the more common myths or misconceptions about the trade agreement. In this post, we address the myth that the TPP will "kick you off the internet."
Why Louis CK and Amanda Palmer Are the Future of Content
By Mathew Ingram -- Comedian Louis CK raised some eyebrows earlier this year when he sold downloads of a live show through his website and pulled in more than $1 million in about a week...
Study: Personality Plays a Role in Why You Spend Too Much Time on Facebook
By Dave Copeland -- Think you use Facebook to stay close to your friends? Think again. A new study says the need to be entertained may be the biggest driver of activity on the social network
Why You Can't Escape Social Media Marketing Any More
By Brian Proffitt -- As the business of social media continues to grow, social media tools - and the marketers who use them - are expanding their reach into nearly every social media network they can find. Thursday, HootSuite, one of the better-known social media management tools, added four additional social media networks to its library of social media channels.
Forget Tom and Katie, Twitter Is Leaving LinkedIn
By Salvador Rodriguez -- Twitter is leaving LinkedIn. And by leaving, I mean leaving it without content. Twitter reiterated on its blog Friday that it is no longer allowing third-party developers to use its content in ways that mimic the main Twitter experience.
YouTube Is Developing a Secret Weapon Against the Internet's Worst Commenters
By Ryan Tate -- Long considered home to the worst commenters on the internet - racist, cruel, idiotic, nonsensical, and barely literate - YouTube is in the process of upgrading its comment system in order to better tame its most loathsome members.
(Real) Storm Crushes Amazon Cloud, Knocks Out Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram
By Robert McMillan
Talent Agencies Bet on Digital as Film and TV Falter
By Lucas Shaw -- "Everybody in town is trying to figure out how to diversify and figure out different models and ways of making up for lost income that used to exist purely in the film and TV market," Peter Principato, a partner at Principato-Young Entertainment, told TheWrap.
Digital used record store faces lawsuit
Case Involving Cambridge's ReDigi Could End with a Landmark Ruling
By Michael B. Farrell
Touched By Greatness: The iPhone Years
By Om Malik -- It has been five years since Apple and Steve Jobs introduced us to arguably one of the more revolutionary devices ever, the iPhone. It success can be traced to a combination of factors, but the most important reason for its success: touch. Here is why!
Report: Tablets Now Drive More Ecommerce Traffic than Smartphones
By Ryan Kim
The Indie Artist Launch Plan (Part 2)
By Jamie Leger -- How to build the foundation for a career as a performing artist or band.
July 2, 1928: America's First TV Station Goes on the Air
By Tony Long
[Yeah, but can you dance to it?]
See Bikes Hacked to Make Music in Ingenious Short Film ‘Bicycle Sounds'
By Geeta Dayal
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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