February 14, 2013

The ASCAP Daily Brief for Thursday, February 14

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.

Copyright FAQs
By The Copyright Alliance -- At the Copyright Alliance, we have created a Frequently Asked Questions guide incorporating resources from the U.S. Copyright Office, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and also from the Alliance's membership to help navigate the many copyright issues people may encounter on a day-to-day basis.

UK Subscribers Give Streaming Services High Marks
By Jennifer Lane -- Access to an extensive music collection, music discovery, and mobile access are some of the key values that streaming services offer that consumers don't mind paying for.

Broadcast Radio: Is There a Business Model for Streaming?
By Mark Ramsey -- In this part, we focus on the wisdom (or lack thereof) of simulcasting ads between over-the-air and online and whether or not there really is a business model for online radio.

Slacker Pushes to Make Money in Digital Music
By Ari Levy -- Slacker Inc. has spent the past six years as an also-ran in the digital-music business, where even the leaders have struggled to make money. The San Diego company says that's about to change, with a revamped mobile application and website that's backed by a $5.5 million advertising campaign...

Nickle and Dimed to Death? Pirates Profit off DMCA Requests
By Ellen Seidler -- If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Most cyberlocker websites that offer file storage, do (eventually) respond to DMCA takedown notices, but in an ironic final twist, a fair number of them have found a way to use copyright violation notifications to their advantage-monetizing requests via pop-up ads. Examples are easy to find.

Broadcom's New Chip Could Bring 150 Mbps Mobile Broadband to Your Phone or Tablet
By Kevin C. Tofel -- LTE adoption is really just getting started but Broadcom isn't waiting for the next big thing.

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand....Dollars???
By Sue Irwin Ironside, Rachel McDonald and Lucy Hopman -- In the world of file sharing and social media, digital data is the currency. People are eager to share their photographs, but their privacy and the value of their intellectual property are sacrosanct.

Facebook: Another Downgrade; As BTIG Cuts To Sell, $22 Target
By Eric Savitz -- All of a sudden, the Street is getting jittery again about Facebook.

The Future Of Video: Interactive Clips With A 180-Degree Viewing Angle
By Kevin Smith -- We've been fans of ConditionOne for a while. That's the augmented reality app backed by Mark Cuban that lets users view videos with a 180-degree field of vision. But we recently tested out ConditionOne's version 2.0 iPad app and now we're more impressed than ever.

Derek Sivers: It's All Who You Know?
By Natalie Cheng

Tough Monday? Focus@will Uses Music To Boost Your Focus
By Eliot Van Buskirk -- Ever since Turntable.fm launched its group listening platform, one of the most popular room themes has been some variant of "music for working."

Turn Any MP3 Into a Sonic Wormhole Or Something
By Eliot Van Buskirk -- We don't really know how to describe what is happening...but we'll give it a shot.

How To Launch A Single...Literally
By Garcia Goodbye

[Will you be my...well, you get the idea.]
From the Music Genome Project: The Anatomy of A Love Song
By Steve Hogan -- For thousands of years, we humans have used music to express our affections to one another...we thought it would be amusing to mine the Music Genome Project to identify what makes a love song tick.

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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