November 10, 2015

ASCAP Daily Brief for Nov. 10, 2015

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.

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15 Things You Must Do to Make it in the Music Industry
by Nick Gunn

Investment in British Music Hits All-Time High of £500m
by Sophie Curtis
Record investment in the careers of songwriters and composers has helped to fuel a global boom in British music … The figures released today by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and the Music Publishers Association (MPA) reveal that £497m was invested in writing and producing new music, signing and developing artists and songwriters, and promoting records in 2014, representing an all-time high for the industry.

It’s TV and Music
The Register-Guard
A survey done by Common Sense Media, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization … found that fewer than half of the teenagers (45 percent) said they use social media daily. 58 percent of the teens surveyed reported also watching TV daily and 66 percent reported listening to music daily. … The survey findings on social media use among teens and tweens was surprising. But the survey also found some other interesting things:

In the Stream of Internet Radio, Music Stations Hold Their Own
by Nick Wingfield
Music fans live in a time of plenty, when nearly every song for any musical taste can be listened to in an instant over the Internet, from Spotify, Pandora and dozens of other sources. Satellite and commercial radio crowd the airwaves with further options for discovering new music and listening to the old. And yet a handful of nonprofit music stations like KEXP with roots in college radio have never been doing better.

RIAA Calls Trans-Pacific Partnership 'Critical to Sustaining America's Creative Sector'
by Dan Rys
The RIAA has responded to the release of last month's Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) bill, calling the agreement a step in the right direction in the battle against international copyright infringement and towards an open marketplace.

The Cloud Wars Explained: Why Nobody Can Catch Up With Amazon
by Matt Weinberger

Sorry, There’s No Such Thing As “Unlimited” Data
by Klint Finley

How Pandora Aims to Double Its Number of Relevant Ads With Cross-Device Data
by Christopher Heine
In an increasingly fragmented media world, Pandora—like so many tech platforms—strives to better target consumers across desktop and mobile screens. Not to mention, go toe-to-toe with for marketers' attention with Spotify and Apple Music. .. Here are a few examples of how (they are) working on that goal …

How a DJ's Mixtape and 2 Years of Licensing Led to One of 2015's Best (Kids) Albums
by Andy Gensler
One key difference between virtually every children's album on the market and the brilliant new Light In The Attic compilation This Record Belongs To ___, is that it's all but devoid of treacle sing-alongs that drive parents friggin' nuts.

The 50 Best Opening Credit Sequences Of All Time
by Oliver Lyttleton
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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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