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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.
BMW's Response to Ads for Its Brands on Pirate Sites
By The Trichordist -- Several artists and rights holders wrote to BMW after reading the Trichordist "Wall of Shame" post about BMW's ads being served on a pirate site that was illegally distributing the Drive soundtrack...
Flava Works v Gunter: Injunction Vacated
By Terry Hart -- The headlines heralding a Seventh Circuit decision in Flava Works v. Gunter, written by Judge Richard Posner, one of the most widely cited judges and legal scholars, showcase some of the shortcomings consistently seen in legal reporting. They range from slightly incorrect - to wildly inaccurate - to facepalm-inducing absurdity.
[So, why aren't the perceived goody-two shoes libraries on the hook as well?]
Authors Guild Seeks $2 Billion From Google for Book Scanning
By David Kravets -- Google in 2004 made a deal with several universities to scan their libraries, without the rights holders' permission...(Now) Google is on the hook for as much as $2 billion in damages for digitally scanning 2.7 million university library books without permission, the Authors Guild claims in a long-running lawsuit testing the limits of U.S. copyright law.
The 10 Levels of Artist Compensation...
By Paul Resnikoff
Apple Won't Include YouTube App in New Mobile Software
By Alexei Oreskovic -- ...the latest sign of the growing rivalry between the technology companies that once were closely aligned but now are vying for supremacy in the fast-growing mobile computing market.
Beware, Tech Abandoners. People Without Facebook Accounts Are 'Suspicious.'
By Kashmir Hill
Shazam Reaches Major Milestone With Five Billion Tags
By Hisham Dahud
Gibson Guitar Settles Probe Into Illegal Wood Imports
By Tim Ghianni -- Gibson Guitar Corp, which makes some of the world's most prized guitars, will pay a $300,000 penalty under a criminal enforcement agreement with federal prosecutors, after it admitted to possible illegal purchases of ebony from Madagascar...
eMusic Is Slowly Bleeding to Death...
By Paul Resnikoff -- It's hard to say exactly where eMusic took a wrong turn, though perhaps the space is slowly congealing around the heaviest-hitters like iTunes, Spotify, Sirius, YouTube, and Pitchfork.
I Can't Get No Satisfaction (From My Musical Formats)...
By Paul Resnikoff -- Feeling vaguely unsatisfied with every musical format out there? Well, join the club. Here's a breakdown of the ups and downs of our many music format lovers...
3 iPhone Apps for Quick, Fun and Great-Sounding Music Production
By Martin Bryant -- You've been able to make music with an iPhone ever since the App Store launched in 2008, but the quality of the apps on offer keeps getting better. It's now possible to pull together a professional-sounding demo on your morning commute.
If Your Merchandising Strategy Is Nonexistent, Please Read This...
By Paul Resnikoff
11 YouTube Mistakes to Avoid: YouTube Stars Offer Tips for Success
By Tim Schmoyer
Music for Mars: 10 Songs to Celebrate Curiosity's Epic Landing
By Geeta Dayal
Musical Giant Marvin Hamlisch Dies at 68
ASCAP mourns the untimely passing of one of our most distinguished, accomplished and honored members - composer/arranger/conductor/pianist Marvin Hamlisch. New York City native Hamlisch died in Los Angeles at 68 on August 6th, following a brief illness.
VIDEO: Mark Applebaum: the Mad Scientist of Music
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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