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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.
The Impact of Intellectual Property Theft
By Sandra Aistars -- ...Of particular note, the report highlights the added difficulties for independent artists and creators, who are primarily self-employed or own small businesses, and "are unlikely to have the financial resources to protect themselves from IP theft, or to pursue enforcement actions when facing losses."
DeVon Harris - "Race to the Middle"
By DeVon Harris -- A recent study by the Spanish National Research Council clarifies what we've all noticed on our own: today's popular music is sounding more and more alike, and on top of that, it's getting louder.
Sonos Adds First Music Cloud Locker: Amazon
By Eliot Van Buskirk -- Sonos announced on Thursday that it now works with Amazon Cloud Player, allowing users to stream music from that locker service to any room with a Sonos in it...
Social Media Popped, So Let's Inflate Another Tech Bubble
[Google. The house of horrors!]
Google Fined $22.5M for Latest Privacy Breakdown
By Michael Liedtke -- Google is paying a $22.5 million fine to settle the latest regulatory case questioning the Internet search leader's respect for people's privacy and the integrity of its internal controls.
With YouTube's New Show Is Google About to Do To TV What it Did To Print
By Haydn Shaughnessy
FM on Mobile Phones? Be Careful What You Wish For
By Mark Ramsey -- What's the best way for radio to compete in a newly digital mobile environment? Is it to ensure that every mobile phone has an activated FM chip?...No, no, a thousand times, no.
One on One: Steve Mann, Wearable Computing Pioneer
By Nick Bilton -- Steve Mann, considered by many to be the world's first cyborg, sits down to discuss augmented reality, wearable Apple and Google products, and the idea of connecting computers to the brain.
[Old school. But admirable. Too bad many of today's creators don't have enough respect for what they do to lift a finger to protect it.]
Hello Nasty, Don't Use My Music: Deceased Beastie Boy to Admen
By Kelly Fiveash -- Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, who died aged 47 in May after a three-year battle with salivary gland cancer, left a will that barred the use of his music and artwork by advertising outfits.
Protecting an Artist's Legacy: A Story About Control (.pdf)
By Daniel J. Scott
YouTube Video Editing Brings in Real-Time Previews, Trims UI Down to the Basics
By Jon Fingas
The Struggle To Be Better
By Brian Thompson
For Spy Movies, Music Must Match the Mission
By Monica Kim -- Ordinary spies may move in silence, but it takes a syncopated triangle to create an international man of mystery. Such is the magic of a good film score.
[Also see: ASCAP TV & Film Scoring Workshop: Where Are They Now?]
5 Piano Guys
By Bobby Owsinski -- I just love this video. It's 5 guys and a single piano and shows how dynamics, a great arrangement, and 5 clever and talented guys can make a single instrument sing.
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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