January 07, 2013

The ASCAP Daily Brief for Monday, January 7

The ASCAP Daily Brief

Cutting through the media clutter to bring you relevant news and commentary on the rapidly evolving music industry and how it affects your livelihood.

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 Things You Probably Don't Want to Hear as a Musician...And Four Things You Probably Do
By Lee Parsons

Facebook Is No. 1 Social Network in 127 Countries, Study Finds
By Jessica Guynn

Interview: What Facebook Did for Music in 2012...and What's Next
By Eliot Van Buskirk

[Perhaps the antidote for Was 2012 The Year That American Orchestras Hit The Wall - an article we ran last Friday.]
App Review: The Orchestra - Classical Music Immersion and Rediscovery
By Carolyn Heneghan -- If you're a classical music lover looking for new ways to be immersed in the works of your favorite composers, The Orchestra app provides a unique and enthralling experience that dives into the heart of orchestral performances.

Top Ten Unanswered Questions on FTC-Google Antitrust Outcome
By Scott Cleland -- The FTC's reported closing of its Google search bias investigation, with no real enforceable settlement mechanism and a special new self-enforcement antitrust precedent apparently only available to Google, raises serious questions about the integrity of the FTC's law enforcement process and whether the FTC accords Google with special treatment not available to other companies.

Data Dump: Are Potential Panelists Scorning Google?
By David Streitfeld -- Suppose a stranger showed up at your house, a shiny new modem under his arm. He says he wants to attach the device to your computer so he can see everything you do online...It probably wouldn't take you long to slam the door. You might consider moving your couch up against it too, just to be sure. But what if he said he was working for Google, a company that has promised to do no evil...

Why Big Data Might Be More About Automation Than Insights
By Derrick Harris -- Big data technologies are like manufacturing robots: they let people do what they're already trying to do, only faster than before and at a much greater scale. But as with any other product, that analyzed data is nothing without humans to do something with it.

Learn Jazz Improvisation With Jazz Apps Mobile's iImprov Series
By Harry Decimo -- Basic guides to music theory and the like are common enough, but we haven't seen many apps set their sights higher. However, we found some...

Who Is Looking For Your Music?
By Andy Lykens -- By far the top question I get from independent musicians about getting their music in film, tv, and advertising is "who do I contact?"

4 Reasons Buying Fake Numbers Can Destroy Your Music Career
By Jon Ostrow

[Shameless plug from proud ASCAP Board Member - me.]
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[Today's CD purchasers...Make music that appeals to these folks. Get rich.]
Movie Oldsters FAIL at Internet: Online Oscar Voting 'Too Complex'
By John Leyden -- Silver-haired members "don't know how to use computers."

Dean Kay


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. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), the Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA), the Country Music Association (CMA), the Academy of County Music (ACM), the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), and the California Copyright Conference (CCC). Click here to read his full bio

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