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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.
Is Spotify Becoming the Music Business?
By Tim Worstall
Consumers Are Streaming 'Marginally Less' Than Last Year...
By Paul Resnikoff -- This is a trend that's too early to call, but definitely worth watching - especially for those interested in label and artist payouts. According to recent, streaming-focused research published by the well-respected Mark Mulligan, the amount of streaming per user is edging slightly downward, based on a number of potential factors.
Streaming Pays Better Than Radio, Says Beggars' Martin Mills
Samsung's Music Hub Shows the Future of Digital Music
By Glenn Peoples -- Samsung's new Music Hub isn't going to get much credit for being visionary, but the multi-faceted music service is ahead of its time. Music Hub's combination of services may not shatter records, but its vertically integrated suite of products represents the future of digital music.
Does It Make Sense to Buy Movies and Music From Amazon?
By Kevin Purdy
After Splashy Introduction, Airtime Seems to Deflate
By Jenna Wortham -- It just goes to show. You can unleash all the star power and venture capital in your arsenal to get a new start-up off the ground, but at the end of the day, people either love your service or they don't. Right now, people do not seem to be loving Airtime, the flashy video-chatting site introduced in June by Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning, the founding team behind the Napster music sharing service.
YouTube's U.S. Channels: "Forget Europe, Show Us the Money"
By Daniel Frankel -- As YouTube plans to expand its premium content initiative into the U.K. and France, some existing channel partners say additional production funding is needed in the U.S. "We're not really funded enough to win," said one channel operator.
Megaupload's Mailbox Gambit
By Terry Hart -- Very few people would argue that a corporation should have complete immunity from US criminal laws simply because it receives its mail in another country. Yet that is essentially what Megaupload's attorneys are arguing in court.
Facebook Told Me To Sell My Business To Them Or Be Destroyed, And I Said Stuff It
By Nicholas Carlson
How to Develop a Spotify App Users Love
By Kyle Bylin -- Spotify now boasts over 40 apps, and soon I hope to develop one, too. Before I do that, though, I need to analyze the existing cache of apps and form some thoughts on why some have become more popular than others.
An Introduction To Programming Languages For Musicians
By Sean Markey -- In an increasingly DIY environment, musicians are expected to wear many different hats...Maybe you want to add web developer to your repertoire of talents...
PayPal Measures Cause Trouble for Start-Ups
By The New York Times
Musical Fun For The iPad: K235 - Just 'Tilt To Add Harmony'
By Andrew Garsetti
In my patented snarky fashion, I made the following comment yesterday, "I'm particularly offended that YouTube opens it's explanation as to why video's are taken down with the words: "Vomit Launch."" Thanks to Kevin Erickson for setting me straight: "FYI: "Vomit Launch" is just the name of Larry Crane's excellent band!"...Guess I shoulda known that...but then again, it took me a while to figure out why a singing group would call itself The Hi-Lo's.
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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