January 11, 2012

The ASCAP Daily Brief for Wednesday, January 11

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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.

When CONSUMERS and CREATORS are happy
everyone in the middle will have gotten digital distribution right

Top 1% of Mobile Users Consume Half of World's Bandwidth, and Gap Is Growing
By Kevin J. O'Brien

Apple's Siri Uses Three Times More Data Than Earlier iPhones
By Cecilia Kang -- Siri, the sultry-voiced do-it-all software assistant for the iPhone 4S, might be responsible for a flood of traffic hitting wireless networks.

Musicians Can't Wait For New Fans To Find Them, They Must SeekThem Out
By Michael Brandvold -- It is your job to find your next fan.

The Future of Music Looks a Lot Like Art Jam Universe
By Eliot Van Buskirk -- Listening to songs the same way they were recorded isn't going away, of course – it's just that new formats are emerging that let us play with the music in addition to playing it.

Coldplay's Manager: "I Am Very Concerned. Spotify Competes With Downloads."
By Paul Resnikoff

Arbitron's Internet Radio Measurement Headache
By Jennifer Lane -- Arbitron says comparisons between broadcast streams and online streams can't be made because there is a vast difference between "one to one" and "one to many" streaming audiences.

CEO Says Satellite Radio Service Will Offer Pandora-Like Feature by Year's End
By Paul Maloney

You Are What You Like (And Not What Your Friends Like) On Facebook [STUDY]
By Dave Copeland -- Students who share certain tastes in movies and music - but not in books - are more likely to friend each other on Facebook, according to a study released in November that has been getting attention in academic circles.

How To Enhance Your Facebook Timeline Cover
By Francis Bea

iPhone Celebrates 5th Birthday — How Has It Changed?
By Christina Bonnington

Angry iPhone Users Bring Antitrust Class Action Against Apple
By Brid-Aine Parnell -- Four American iPhone users have launched a class action suit against Apple over its exclusive deals with carriers in the country and the way it runs the App Store.

Cars Are Horrible Mobile Tech Devices, So Why Are Pandora, MOG Hitching Rides?
By Austin Carr -- Pandora's Tim Westergren and MOG's David Hyman agree that automobiles are slow, fractured, and generally a pain the tailpipe for web-powered services like theirs. And yet there's nowhere they'd rather be. Here's why.

In a Big Year for New Soul, a Small But Influential Label Turns 10
By Raj Daya -- In a year when Adele, the retro-soul stylist with a ground-shaking alto, sold a gazillion albums, and Amy Winehouse, the game-changing soul-revivalist who battled her demons in public, passed away, it's been easy to overlook another milestone in this new era of soul: the tenth anniversary of Daptone Records, the very label that helped usher in that era.

Who Says Machines Must Be Useful?
By Hugh Ryan -- Joseph Herscher, a 26-year-old computer programmer and kinetic artist, turned his Brooklyn apartment into a laboratory where he builds real-world Rube Goldberg machines.

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 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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