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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.
Tech companies have made billions supporting the illegal exploitation of our cultural past
while ruthlessly pursuing the dismantling of incentives creators need to fashion our cultural future.
VIDEO: SOPA/PIPA: A Case Study in Networked Discourse and Activism
By Yochai Benkler -- "The Internet's New Political Power" -- [A scary presentation detailing how the Net was used by a coalition of anti-creator zealots to spread misinformation designed to destroy creator's rights to earn a living. But, consider the more far reaching implications of this demonstration of a completely fabricated 'power to the people' moment. Some politicians are still afraid to come out from under their desks, while many others are trying to find their way back from the hills to which they fled. DK]
Who Runs UK? 'Tories, Lib Dems and Google' Says Labour
By Andrew Orlowski -- Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman has slammed Google's extraordinary influence over the UK's ruling Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government...(She) pointed to the Coalition's industrial policy - particularly its assault on the successful UK creative industries - as an example of the Coalition following a Google-friendly but ultimately harmful strategy.
UK.Gov Proposes Massive Copyright Land Snatch
By Andrew Orlowski -- Photographers, illustrators and authors will be amongst those to lose their digital rights under radical new proposals published by the Government today. New legislation is proposed that would effectively introduce a compulsory purchase order, but without compensation, across an unlimited range of creative works, for commercial use.
Decoding the "Declaration of Internet Freedom"
By Daniel Castro
Curation: How the Global Brain Evolves
By Eliot Van Buskirk -- Yes, it's amusing to make fun of people who seem to retweet other people's links all day, but that's giving all of those retweeters and Likers too little credit by far. What they're really doing is strengthening connections in the global brain, in much the same way the axons and dendrites in our brain grow and lose connections to shape our minds.
Facebook's Ad Revenue Is Slowing Down - Are Marketers Looking Elsewhere?
By Hisham Dahud
What's the Future for Ad-Funded Music Services?
By Keith Jopling -- Why is ad-funded music so small and why is it no longer a growing revenue model?
Bribery, Porn, and Spam Are the Path to Riches in the App World
By Ryan Tate
Is Cloud Computing Safe Enough?
By Craig Timberg -- Power outages from Friday's storms have prompted some questions in Congress about the pace of moving to cloud computing.
The Future Of Music Discovery? @Uncovery Tweets Metacritics' Top Albums
By Eliot Van Buskirk
Official.fm Re-Brands: Builds All-in-one Project Management Tool For The Music Industry
By Francis Bea -- These days, managing Twitter, Facebook, SoundCloud, and YouTube profiles in itself is nearly a full-time job. That's where Offical.fm has stepped in after pivoting from their formerly consumer-focused platform.
So I Just Showed Up for a Gig. And This Happens, Again...
By Paul Resnikoff
[Warning: Video 1 hour long...View it on your own time lest you wish to risk your corporate gig...if you have one.]
David Bowie And The Story Of Ziggy Stardust
By Bobby Owsinski -- Here's a well-done documentary by the BBC 4 called David Bowie: The Story of Ziggy Stardust...it's a fun look at a time gone by, with some excellent archival footage of Bowie even before he became famous as Ziggy.
Yes, Norma Desmond, the Pictures Are Getting Small Again
By Randall Stross -- From the Kinetoscope to the big screen to the cellphone, movie-watching has come almost full circle.
One Of The Best Quotes On Making Something Great You Will Read
By Jesse Cannon
Fixing a 1934 Simplex Model P Dual Band Vintage Radio
By J. W. Koebel -- [Compare these photos with the power in your pocket. 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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