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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 #4)
Presented by Terry Hart -- (Article #4) Copyright and Incomplete Historiographies - of Piracy, Propertization, and Thomas Jefferson -- By Justin Hughes.
Dead Kennedy's Exploited by Charter, Blizzard, Alaska Airlines and 1-800Flowers
* The Trichordist -- Music Piracy is not about fans sharing music. As we can see from the screen shots below this truly appears to be a mass scale, enterprise level, organized crime being funded by advertising dollars funded by major brands and companies laundered through online ad networks.
Uh-Oh: A New Report Says Downloads Are Flattening 'In All Key Markets...'
By Paul Resnikoff -- There goes your digital breadwinner. Actually, there's an argument that platforms like Spotify actually boost downloads instead of killing them. But a new report from Strategy Analytics suggests that exactly the opposite is happening.
The Kids Think YouTube Is a Music Service - And They're Right
By Eliot Van Buskirk --
The YouTube Dilemma
By Mark Mulligan -- ...YouTube is simultaneously the most important licensed digital music service on the planet and one of the biggest challenges to all the other licensed music services. It used to be that YouTube was clearly a discovery mechanism, and indeed it still is, but it is now also firmly a consumption vehicle. YouTube has become both the journey and the destination rolled into one. ... So the music industry has a difficult balance to maintain, between ensuring the most valuable digital discovery asset it has its disposal remains vibrant, but at the same time ensuring it doesn't hinder the opportunity for services which generate much higher revenue per user.
Radio and Music Discovery - What it Really Means
By Mark Ramsey -- What the naysayers are misunderstanding is that most folks don't view "music discovery" the way the music nut views "music discovery." For many, if not most, music listeners, discovery is something they're virtually forced to do, not something they do willingly. Indeed, "discovery" is largely the wrong term for the vast majority of music listeners - the right term would be "exposure."
Why Apple Is Talking to Cable TV Companies - and Why They're Listening
By Brian Proffitt -- A new report places Apple in discussions with large cable operators to possibly pipe their content through Apple TV or a similar set-top device. If accurate, such an arrangement would not only raise Apple's profile in the television market, but could also greatly affect the nature of content coming to your TV screen - and how it gets there.
VIDEO: Facebook: The Worst IPO Ever?
By Jeff Macke
Is Mark Zuckerberg in Over His Hoodie as Facebook CEO?
By Walter Hamilton and Jessica Guynn -- Facebook's stock price slide has raised doubts about Mark Zuckerberg's role as CEO.
Is Social Media Really That Helpful to Bands?
By Chris Singleton.
Kickstarter - The Real Opportunity (and How to Screw It Up)
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Why Launching A Mobile App Is Pointless
By Fred Cavazza -- The more I read about it, the more I get convinced that the mobile app vs. web app debate will never end. What bothers me most, is the fact that this debate distract use from the real issue: knowledge. With this ever changing mobile and tablet landscape, the priority is not to deliver, it is to understand the impact of this market shift.
10 Ways You Are Unknowingly Marketing To Your Fans
By Jon -- Marketing is not a job. Marketing is not something you need to put on your daily to-do list. Marketing is acclimating your audience with the whole vision of your brand. Marketing is everything that you do. [I would suggest to the writer of this piece that spelling your first name incorrectly and not mentioning your last name is NOT good marketing! DK]
Aug. 17, 1859: U.S. Airmail Carried by Balloon
By Priya Ganapati -- 1859: Mail is carried by air for the first time in the United States.
The Truth About Facebook
By Damon Darlin -- A parody of a Facebook page. Does it ring too true?
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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