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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.
How to Fix the Broken Internet Economy: START HERE
By Andrew Orlowski -- How can we begin to unpick the tangled mess that the technology and creative industries have created?...It's time we looked afresh at where both industries went wrong, and how they can get on the right. track again.
EU Proposes Greater Transparency and Stricter Governance for Collecting Societies
But What About "Fair Use"?: Entertainment Law for Indie Musicians
By DIY Musician
Death to the Download? Streaming Accounts for 89% of Digital Music Sales in Sweden
By Paul Sawers -- If these latest numbers are anything to go by, then downloads could be consigned to the scrapheap alongside CDs, miniDiscs and other music media in the not-too-distant future.
What's Your Musical Stereotype?
By Paul Lamere -- As we collect more data about what people listen to we begin to learn more about the demographics of listening...This week, The Echo Nest is releasing some new API features that make it easy for developers to build apps that take advantage of this listening data. One new API is Taste Profile Similarity.
Facebook Adds 'Seen By' Feature to Group Pages
By Salvador Rodriguez
The Overwhelming Grimness of the Facebook App Center
By John Herrman -- Most app stores just give you apps. Facebook's gives me a panic attack.
Meet Danny Eisenberg, the Music Analyst Who Analyzed Pandora's 1 Millionth Track
By Laura Woods (Pandora Communications) -- A fun fact that not every Pandora fan might know is that every song on Pandora is listened to and analyzed by an actual human being. We have a department of some 25 Musical Analysts whose job it is to continually enrich and expand Pandora's catalog of music and comedy.
U.S. Pursuing a Middleman in Web Piracy
By Somini Sengupta -- Richard O'Dwyer, an enterprising 24-year-old college student from northern England, has found himself in the middle of a fierce battle between two of America's great exports: Hollywood and the Internet.
Apple Leaves Green Program; San Francisco to Suspend Computer Purchases
By Adam Satariano
Apple Returns to Environmental Ratings List
By Associated Press
I Want It Today
By Farhad Manjoo -- How Amazon's ambitious new push for same-day delivery will destroy local retail.
40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken
By Jack Shepherd
A Knitted MIDI Controller
By Dave Mainella -- Electronic music composer Jeff Bryant found a way to play the piano with a scarf.
[Musical note G does the trick]
Video: Darpa's 'Wall-of-Sound' Fire Extinguisher
By Liat Clark
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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