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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.
Principles for an Ethical and Sustainable Internet
By Trichordist -- Technology may change but principles do not. A society that encourages the creative spirit is rare in history and worth defending. The internet and digital technology have opened up many new opportunities for artists, but it has also opened up new opportunities for those who wish to exploit those artists.
Sony v. Tenenbaum: Are We There Yet?
By Terry Hart
Survey: Online Music Fans Still Flock To Classic Rock
By Business Wire
Apple Wants Injunction Against 8 Samsung Phones
By Dan Rowinski -- Apple has requested an injuction against the sale of eight Samsung devices. The move follows its patent-infringement victory over Samsung.
The Phone Maker That's Killing Apple in China Arrives in the US
By Kevin Fitchard -- You have probably never heard of Yulong or its Coolpad brand, but in China its a top 3 smartphone maker beating out even the iPhone in device sales. On Tuesday Coolpad arrived in the US on the MetroPCS LTE network with its first budget smartphone.
Chart: What Next for Spotify, as Expansion Losses Mount?
By Robert Andrews -- The trailblazing firm may need more VC cash to cover its losses as it builds a global streaming behemoth, a disclosure reveals. So who gets what value from Spotify, and how could that change after another investment?
New Company Adds Video to Radio Stations' Web Streams
By Michael Schmitt
Chart: TV Still Trounces Web for Advertising Impact
By Robert Andrews -- Online advertising is now a multi-billion dollar industry. But it still languishes far behind ye olde television commercials for effectiveness, consumers say in a new survey.
Why Arrested Development on Netflix Could Change Everything
By Liz Shannon Miller -- As plans for Arrested Development‘s return spread, many details indicate that thanks to Netflix, the popular cult series has the opportunity to not only legitimize the world of web content, but create a new business model for an industry that desperately needs it.
Musicians: Take A Ride On The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster
By Hisham Dahud -- Musicians - if you are at all "serious" about your music, and you are looking to create a sustainable career from your craft, while building a tribe of people that will support it, then like it or not, you've embarked on the path of the entrepreneur.
Want Long-Term Success? Create Your Band Agreement TODAY
By Jo-Ná A. Williams, Esq. -- The most successful bands have ironed out the details of their band's operations in a band agreement...if you're serious about becoming a legend you need to nail down all the sticky details that could lead to your band's future status as the next "Rolling Stones" or the next "Broke Unknowns."
5 Steps To Optimizing Your Professional Profile
By Bobby Owsinski -- If you're a producer, engineer, musician or just about anyone in the music business, it's important that your clients don't forget you and potential clients can find you.
MyMusaic Plays Your Memories to Any Song's Beat, Which Sounds Neat in Theory
by Eliot Van Buskirk
[Music to put you in a dad-busted good mood.]
Ben Powell: In The Footsteps Of Jazz Fiddle Royalty
By Andrea Shea -- The late Stephane Grappelli (performance video) is perhaps the best-known jazz violinist in history...A comparison to Grappelli is one of the highest honors a young, rising violinist can receive. Ben Powell is a 25-year-old, British-born, classically trained violinist who lives just outside Boston, and his new CD has won him comparisons to the violin great.
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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