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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.
7 Mythbusting Copyright Law Articles(Article #2)
Presented by Terry Hart -- The Progress of Knowledge: A Reexamination of the Fundamental Principles of American Copyright Law by David A. Householder.
Why the War on Musicians Isn't Just About Copyright
By Darryl Greer -- Increasingly it's hard for bands to get paid for playing a gig. Blame the free download mentality.
Face It: We Still Have No Idea If Streams Are Killing Downloads...
By Paul Resnikoff
[It's YOUR money! Have you been conditioned to distrust the middle man so much that you've allowed stupidity to set in? These are your peeps, dude.]
SoundExchange Releases List Of Unclaimed Digital Performance Royalties
By Hisham Dahud -- SoundExchange continues its mission of rewarding musicians with their unclaimed digital performance royalties by today releasing a list of 50,000+ artist and label names owed tens of millions of dollars in royalty payments.
[A second view. Why this is important to creators.]
Surfthechannel Founder Sentenced to Four Years
By Terry Hart -- A UK court struck a blow against the commercial exploitation of creators rights this week. The Newcastle Crown Court sentenced Anton Vickerman to four years imprisonment for his role as founder and operator of the web site Surfthechannel which brought in up to 400,000 visitors a day, attracted by links to tons of unlawfully copied films and television shows. [Unlike creators who made nothing] Vickerman made hundreds of thousands of dollars a year operating Surfthechannel.
Nielsen: More Teens Now Listen To Music Through YouTube Than Any Other Source
By Frederic Lardinois
YouTube Video Has NOT Killed Radio's Star. Teens Value Analog-Era Music Tipsters
By Andrew Orlowski -- Unfashionable and neglected, radio is still vital to how people discover music...
YouTube Re-Imagined: 505,347,842 Channels on Every Single Screen
By Mat Honan -- YouTube rolled out a new app for the PS3 yesterday. This might not sound like a big deal, but the new app is just the first salvo in a war for your living room, one powered by an all-new channel-driven YouTube.
MTV Officially Launches New Platform Artists.MTV
By Arati Patel -- MTV on Wednesday officially launched Artists.MTV, a new music initiative created by the network to showcase a range of artists both signed and unsigned, old and new, on a unique, more advanced web platform. The artist will be in complete control of their own Artists.MTV page and can use it to connect with fans in whatever way they want.
EMI For Sale Again? Universal Considers Liquidation If Regulators Push
By Hisham Dahud -- Universal Music is revaluating their stance on their deal to purchase EMI Music, as competitors continue to suggest that cuts to make the label less monopolistic don't go far enough.
How to Develop a Hardcore Fan Base
By Simon Tam -- ...how do you create that loyal, energetic army? Here are some tips...
10 Reasons Why Your Facebook Fans Hate You
By Chris Robley
Swedish Firm's Apple Hoax Shows Gullibility of Online Readers
By Salvador Rodriguez -- Stockholm production company Day4 fooled portions of the tech world last week into believing that Apple Inc. was working on an odd-shaped screw -- an effort to show how quickly people are to believe anything they find online.
The Best Android Music App For Not Getting Run Over By a Car
By Aarti Kelapure
Want to Hear Colors and See Sounds? Try Synesthetic for iOS
By Paul McBride -- Synesthesia, a neurological malady makes senses meant for one part of the brain to be understood by another part, could be the only medical condition music fans might want to suffer from...
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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