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Compiled by ASCAP Board member, music publisher and songwriter Dean Kay, the ASCAP Daily Brief 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. It can be accessed on the Headlines page of ASCAP.com and in the ASCAP RSS Feed.
Tech companies and criminals 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
Pink Floyd Blasts Pandora for "Tricking Artists Into Signing Their Own Paycuts..."
By Paul Resnikoff -- This is a "hearts and minds" campaign gone miserably wrong for Pandora. And the latest scathing critic of Pandora and its campaigning founder, Tim Westergren, is none other than Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason (i.e., the guys in Pink Floyd).
Streaming Artist Subscriptions: A Product Strategy Proposal
By Mark Mulligan -- For all of the undoubted positive impact that streaming services continue to have on the digital music market one of the key challenges they pose is the subjugation of the artist brand to that of the music service.
Vadio Wants to Turn the World's Radio Stations into Music Television
By Janko Roettgers -- Remember the time when MTV used to still play music videos? Then you may like Vadio, which turns radio station into curated music television feeds...Vadio's idea is actually pretty simple...
Warner Deal Means Sean "Formerly Known As Puffy" Combs' Revolt TV Will Have Biggest Launch In Cable History
By Bruce Houghton -- Envisioned as a maverick television channel with an emphasis on urban music and entertainment programming with a robust social media component, Revolt TV is scheduled to launch in Fall 2013.
How Vine Climbed to the Top of the Social Media Ladder
By Mat Honan
Twitter Can't Control Rapid Growth of Its Vine
By Ryan Tate
Suck it Vine: Instagram Adds 15-second Video Clips with Fancy Filters
By Iain Thomson -- Includes video stabilization for when you've had too much coffee.
Lyrical Music Service TuneWiki Shutting Down This Month
By Stuart Dredge
Keeping Your Data Private Denies You Access to the Latest Tech
By Ryan Tate
Building A Music Collection In The Digital Age
By Aarti Kelapure -- Without a one-size-fits-all solution, we end up forgetting some of the music we've stumbled upon across services...
10 Reasons gTar, the iPhone-Powered Guitar, Justifies the Crazy Hype
By Eliot Van Buskirk
The 10 Biggest Tech Gadget Fails [Photos]
By Salvador Rodriguez -- [Click the word CAPTIONS under the photos for info about products.]
[Don't be overpowered by the number of respondents...Headlines from each tell their story...Much good advice.]
51 Female Music Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Advice
By Ariel Hyatt
Back to Vinyl, The Office Turntable by Kontor Records
By Dana Sedgwick -- This is one of those discoveries that makes both your inner nerd and inner cool kid equally fan out. Rare...Check out the video and tell me that wouldn't be the most delightful surprise for any executive sick of CD mailers and over-crowded email inboxes
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).
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