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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.
The Genius of The Hunger Games
By Terry Hart -- On Friday, the Cynical Musician posted an article titled Demystifying Creativity, in which he asks the question, "What is creativity?"...I find myself in agreement with much of what Faza says, but I wanted to look at the question through the lens of copyright law...
Microsoft and Google Battle for Influence in the Policy Shadows
By Chris O'Brien -- In recent years, a vast shadow army of law firms, public relations specialists, trade organizations, pundits, think tanks and academics has emerged to dominate the debate over Google - and many of them are paid for their opinions.
Google, Oracle Must Reveal Payments to Bloggers, Judge Rules
By Karen Gullo
[Get out while you can!]
Google Test Includes Gmail Users' Emails in Search Results
By Jessica Guynn
62 Ways to Discover Music...
By Paul Resnikoff -- Does the world really need another discovery app?
Internet Archive Serves Up 1.4 million BitTorrent Downloads
By Neil McAllister -- [Of course, I searched for "That's Life"...first result...Frank Sinatra's recording. Wow! I didn't know my song was in the public domain...I'd better get a night gig! DK].
Is Spotify Killing Grooveshark? Take a Look...
By Paul Resnikoff
Can Mindy Kaling's 1.8 Million Twitter Followers Make Her New Sitcom A Hit?
By Fast Company Staff -- Fox is betting her online popularity will translate to viewership for The Mindy Project. Here, Mindy takes us through a day of social media.
Charting the Underground Twitterverse [Infographic]
By David Strom
Twitter Followers For Sale - $17 for 1,000
By Dave Thier
Got an iPhone? You're in the Minority
By Associated Press
The Music Listening & Sharing Habits Of Social Media Users [INFOGRAPHIC]
By Bruce Houghton
6 Ways to Develop a Killer Digital Brand
By Ariel Hyatt
Texter, 17, Wins $50,000 for Having Fastest Thumbs in the Country
By Deborah Netburn -- On your marks, get set, text!
[Love these guys!]
The Human Jukebox: A Fun & Democratic Way To Make Money Playing Music [VIDEO]
By Bruce Houghton
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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