Friday, December 28, 2012

Cinncere

Cinncere Biography: CEO, singer, songwriter, producer, rapper, entertainer and engineer. As CEO and artist Cinncere not only performs he also provides overall direction for the day to day operations of His career and Fishers of Men Music Group.. Ensuring that He and F.O.M. has the right team of experts in place to effectively and efficiently build and maintain Cinncere & F.O.M. as a global brand. By working with individuals of like mind. Cinncere has built and continues to build an organization that consistently runs with optimal performance and minimal supervision as each individual brings their profound work ethic, insight and understanding of their particular industry or industries to the table enabling Cinncere and F.O.M.. to leverage F.O.M. MusicGroup above the competition. Ensuring that the highest standards are met and consistently maintained in every field as we continuously move forward. As a prodcuer and a artist Cinncere Focus to continue to establish His sound and new genre of music which is a blend of Urban and Popular Music from a Christian Perspective. As a writer his goal is to empower, inspire, and enlighten people with messages of truth, faith, hope and love. 2002 - 2004 Nationally released album: Rain get it right independent label Taqa Records 2004 - Present CEO and Cofounder Niar Inc. Independent Multimedia Music Corporation. 2002 - Present Writer ASCAP 2004 - Present Mr. Wiggins Publishing Co. (ASCAP) 2009 - Present Estalblished Fishers Of Men Music Group Intl 2009 - Present Established Career as Solo ARtist / 20,000 youtube views and counting Cinncere Video Code:

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bobby Calvin Bowers, Jr., also known as BJ Bowers

Born into a musical family, Bobby Calvin Bowers, Jr., also known as BJ, is in a league all of his own. He's the grandson of fame blues singer, Nappy Brown who wrote Ray Charles "Night Time Is The Right Time”.

BJs music presents a message geared toward helping and uplifting his audiences as we all make our way through our lives, our loves and our emotions. BJ aka “MIB (the Music Industry Burglar)" is always recording.

His music embodies the term, “R&B Street” because his music is rooted in his upbringing in the “streets" of Newberry, South Carolina. Each song touches on real life situations and experiences to evoke a natural response of understanding and familiarity with his audiences.




Artist: BJ Bowers
Album: Bad Girlz
Artist Name: BJ Bowers
Album: Bad Girlz
First/Last Name: Manager: Chris Romeus
Email address: cwmgpromo@gmail.com
Hometown: Atlanta, GA, USA
Website: http://www.bobbiesworld.com
Style of music: R&B/HipHop
MySpace:
SonicBids:
SoundClick:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bj.bowers1
Other: http://www.twitter.com/bjthevoice

Label Affiliation: Independent Label
Performing Rights
Affiliation: ASCAP (USA)



Description: BJ Bowers is a RnB soul hiphopper from South Carolina. His music is very sexy and romantic. Music for Lovers!


BJ Bowers

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Friday, December 21, 2012

ASCAP Daily Brief powered by The Dean's List


Wednesday, December 19, 2012




ASCAP Daily Brief powered by The Dean's List

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.

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.


VIDEO: Music and Copyright in the Digital Era: DAVID BYRNE in Conversation with CHRIS RUEN
By New York Public Library -- In How Music Works, Byrne explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing, performing, and listening to music.

Creative Commons Celebrates Ten Years
By Terry Hart -- Should creators use Creative Commons licenses? The idea behind the licenses is a good one: copyright gives creators the choice of how and when to exploit the products of their labor. But unfortunately, despite the ease in using the licenses - or perhaps because of this ease - creators and users should take note of some concerns raised about them that urge caution.

The "Common Law Property" Myth in the Libertarian Critique of IP Rights (Part 2)
By Adam Mosoff

[Looks like infiltrating the White House and unleashing your legion of lobbyists is effective.]
As Europe Presses Google on Antitrust, U.S. Backs Away
By James Kanter and Steve Lohr -- Google appears to be emerging from an major antitrust investigation in the United States essentially unscathed. But the outlook is not as bright for Google in Europe.

Twitter and Nielsen Pair up to Publish New "Social TV" Ratings
By Gerry Shih -- The new measurement, dubbed the "Nielsen Twitter TV Rating," seeks to tap into the stream of viewer commentary and armchair musings generated on "second screens" - the smartphones and tablets perched on Twitter users' laps while they watch, say, Monday Night Football or the latest episode of Homeland on their TVs.

What Social Media Has To Do With Record Sales
By Victor Hu & Liv Bul -- The ability to track and catalog all of this activity has evolved only in the last few years and begs the question: does this social media activity actually lead to album or track sales? Which of the countless networks actually matter? Radio spins have long been considered the industry standard for predicting sales, and with good reason, but is that still the case?

Facebook Has Been Sucking The Life Out Of Artist / Fan Communication
By Scott Perry

[Didja ever get the feeling that Nostradamus had nothing on the motion picture, The Blob, when it came to forecasting the future?]
Computers That Will See, Hear, Smell: Next, World Domination?
By Deborah Netburn

Shazam Launches New Interface Plus Offline Mode
By Eliot Van Buskirk -- One reason people love Music ID apps is their immediacy: You hold your phone up in the air, tag a song, and then you know, more or less immediately, what that song is....Today, Shazam added an interesting new feature...[P.S. If you are the owner of a facility that plays music for public consumption ... you'd better be sure if you tell the ASCAP rep that you don't use any songs licensed by ASCAP.]

Syd Lawrence's Top Music Hacks
By Syd Lawrence -- This is going to be one epic post on all the best music hacks I have seen over the last couple of months.

The 10 Biggest Mistakes Artists Make When Ordering Merch...
By Paul Resnikoff -- I'm Christopher Miles, head of Business Development at Jakprints. As you can imagine, I see a tremendous amount of merchandise orders, creatives, and fire-drills. And when it comes to ordering merch, these are the 10 biggest mistakes artists typically make...

Turnplay for iPad Launches - Classic Turntable Functionality for Digital Music
By David Weiss -- Face it: converting your iTunes library to vinyl isn't going to be easy - this is going to be the next best thing.

Finally, You Can Make Beats with Beets
By Eliot Van Buskirk



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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Thursday, December 13, 2012

USA Songwriting Competition Newsletter

“Songwriting is how I make sense of things. It’s how I make my way through the world” ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter, songwriter

USA Songwriting Competition Newsletter 


12/12/12


** 18th Annual USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION BEGINS
18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition is now accepting entries. Winning songs will receive radio airplay in United States and Canada along with great prizes such as a Top Prize of over $50,000.
Sponsors of the 2013 Competition are: New Music Weekly, AirplayAccess.com, Loggins Promotion, Sony, Audio-Technica, D'Addario Strings, Presonus, iZotope, Propellerheads, Notion Software, Recording Magazine, Acoustica, Sonoma Wireworks, Acoustic Café Radio Program, LivewireMusician.com, Reverbnation, Broadjam, Sirius XM Radio, Sonicbids, etc.
FREE EARLY ENTRY BONUS: First 1,000 entries will each receive a Recording magazine digital subscription worth $17.99. Hurry, Enter Now online with your MP3, Youtube, Reverbnation, Myspace or Soundcloud files here:
Or enter by using printing the mail-in entry form found here:



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** 2012 WINNERS ANNOUNCED - MILEY CYRUS' SIDEMAN WINS TOP HONORS

Results of the 17th Annual USA Songwriting Competition have been announced. Los Angeles based songwriter Mike Schmid won the top position of the 17th Annual USA Songwriting Competition.

Berklee College of Music trained Mike Schmid won Overall Grand Prize as well as the first prize of the Children's music category with his song “Can You See All The Colors”. This is the first time that the winner of the Children's music category won the Overall Grand Prize. Mike Schmid is professional keyboard player and has toured with Miley Cyrus and Jessica Simpson. He also received a bachelors degree in songwriting from Berklee College of Music.

Jonathan Ferreri, Chris Upton & Ashley Upton of Nashville, TN won the Overall 2nd Prize with "20 Years". He has won honorable mention prize in 2010.

Charlotte Sometimes won the Overall 3rd Prize with "Paint The Sky". she also appeared on the hit TV show "The Voice". American Idol contestants have also placed on USA Songwriting Competition:  Ashley Robles (American Idol, 2012 Season) and Marissa Pontecorvo (American Idol, 2012 Season) won honorable mention awards at the 2012 USA Songwriting Competition.

Helle Hansen, from Denmark is a 11-time consecutive year honorable mention winner, making her the most consecutive year winner in USA SOngwriting Competition's history so far. Sherri Gough won First prize in the Lyrics category, making this her 2nd win. She won also First Prize in 2010.

Other winners came from Australia, Canada, France, Spain, Belguim, Singapore, and Austria

See full results of the winners here:




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*Alexander Cardinale (2011 USA Songwriting Competition First Prize winner & Overall 2nd Prize) won Hollywood Music in Media Award for "Best Song in a TV Show" on "90210" with the same song he won for USA Songwriting Competition "Traffic Lights".

*Adrianne Gonzalez (1999 USA Songwriting Competition Overall Grand Prize Winner) made the cover of Performer Magazine of the October 2012 issue. She is part of the band "The Rescues" and they are signed to Universal Records.

*Lorraine Ferro (2000 USA Songwriting Competition Honorable Mention Winner) appeared on the hit TV show "The Voice" singing "Skyscraper" written by another USA Songwriting Competition winner.

*Lindy Robbins (1999 USA Songwriting Competition Honorable Mention Winner) co-wrote  Demi Lovato's hit song "Skyscraper", the song hit #10 on the Billboard Charts. She also wrote the Top 5 hit song "Incomplete" by the Backstreet Boys. She has also written songs for Hot Chelle Rae, Jason Derulo,  Selena Gomes, Leona Lewis and many more.

*Aaron Tap (1998 USA Songwriting Competition First Prize Winner, Pop) plays with hit artist Matt Nathanson's band. His guitar work can be heard in Matt Nathanson's hit song "Come On Get Higher".

*The Wailin Jennys (8th Annual IAMA, Best Group, First Prize Winner) had their winning song "Bird Song" aired on NPR radio's "A Prairie Home Companion".

*Dave Berg (2003 USA Songwriting Competition Honorable Mention Winner) has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with Los Angeles and New York-based Downtown Music Publishing, and his upcoming full length album Not Quite So Alone will be released by Downtown imprint Mercer Street Records. Berg’s credits as a country songwriter include the No. 1 hits “Somebody” by Reba McEntire, “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)” and “These Are My People” by Rodney Atkins, and “Moments” by Emerson Drive.


~Were you a past winner or finalist of the IAMA or USA Songwriting Competition and have some interesting news on yourself? If so, please e-mail us at:
info@songwriting.net



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*** SONGWRITERS SHOWCASES
USA Songwriting Competition will present a showcase at during world renowned "SXSW" in Austin, TX:
WHEN: Friday, March 15, 2013, from 7pm to 10pm
WHERE: Mozart's Coffee Roasters
3826 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 477-2900
NO COVER: no SXSW badges needed
~Music Acts To Perform:
TBA

USA Songwriting Competition will present a showcase at the world renowned "Bluebird Cafe" in Nashville, TN:
WHEN: Thursday, May 9, 2013: 6pm - 8pm
WHERE:  Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215-2700, Tel: (615) 383-1461 (alcohol & food are served, reservations are accepted). NO COVER.
~Songwriters to perform:
TBA

*Are you a songwriter or band Interested in performing in any of these showcases? If so, please e-mail info@songwriting.net with your website address.


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** COMPILATION CD
"NEW MUSIC NOW Vol 9" - THE USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION COMPILATION CD. USA Songwriting Competition's CD Compilation. This CD is out and features winners such as Nenna Yvonne, Alexander Cardinale, Molly Hunt, etc.

"New ACOUSTIC MUSIC Vol 8" - featuring winners and runner-ups of the 8th Annual IAMA will be out later this month. Artists includes; Maddy Rodriguez, Doug Young, The Wailin Jennys, etc.


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** MUSIC CONFERENCES, FESTIVALS, & WORKSHOP PARTNERS
~Winter NAMM: January 24 - 27, 2013. Anaheim, CA, USA
~MIDEM: January 26 - 29, 2013, Cannes, FRANCE
~25th annual International Folk Alliance Conference: February 20-24, 2013; Toronto, CANADA
~SXSW Music Conference: March 12 - 17, 2013, Austin, TX, USA
~Franfurt Musikmesse 2013: April 10 - 13, 2013, Frankfurt, GERMANY
~2013 ASCAP EXPO: April 18-20, Los Angeles, CA, USA




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*Soundcloud App for iPhone & Andriod
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*IAMA Featured Artists Of the Month Spotlight:
AJ Croce
Heather Masse (Canada)
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To listen to their audio clips and for more details of the featured artists, please visit:
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Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy New Year to all! May the new year bring you all great joy and better music making! Warmest Wishes!


Best Wishes...Jessica Brandon, Artist Relations ~~

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

ASCAP Daily Brief



ASCAP Daily Brief
Wednesday, December 5, 2012


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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 ofASCAP.com and in the ASCAP RSS Feed.

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.

Are We Becoming Cyborgs?
By Susan Greenfield, Evgeny Morozov and Maria Popova -- Since broadband began its inexplorable spread at the start of the millennium, Internet use has expanded at a cosmic rate...We have changed how we interact. Are we also changing what we are?
Congress Is Losing a Star: Howard Berman
By Matt Gerson -- ...when you hear people talk about Howard Berman's decency, his mastery of substance and nuance, his ability to distill complex issues, his willingness to listen to all sides, the creativity that enables him to craft workable compromises, all punctuated by courtesy, respect and good humor, it's easy to conclude that he would have been a welcome addition to that gathering in Philadelphia, too - just as he has been to the institution he has served so well for the past 30 years. [Howard is being replaced by a Congressman who, after 16 years in the House, has successfully gotten two bills passed...both naming high schools! Sadly, Howard's loss is a blistering indictment of - and a strategy confirming reason for - negative advertising and grotesque sums of money in politics. DK]
Riffing on the Highs and Lows of the Sonic Landscape
By Mark Swed and Randall Roberts -- Times pop critic Randall Roberts and classical critic Mark Swed discuss listening to music in the digital age, tackling issues such as quality of sound, streaming and Apple's long reach.
What It Really Feels Like When Someone Steals Your Unfinished Work...
By Paul Resnikoff -- If you're among the 99.9 percent of artists who are building or otherwise up-and-coming, this isn't a problem. But for those with strong followings, theft of unfinished content and pre-release leaks are a serious and often tragic issue. Because once something is stolen, or worse, released half-baked, it can dramatically set an artist back creatively - sometimes, forever.
Alex Day And The Dilemma Of The DIY Pop Star
By Clyde Smith -- Last year Alex Day's Christmas campaign took his single "Forever Yours" to #4 on the UK singles chart earning him a Guinness World Record for highest charting single by an unsigned artist and a lot of press. This year he's building on his success as a DIY pop musician and going for #1 on the UK singles charts.
There's Life in iTunes Yet - Global Expansion Is Good News for Labels
By Robert Andrews -- Music labels can expect prolonged life for the track download format to come from new overseas markets...
SoundCloud's Massive Refresh Is A Big Deal For Web Audio
By John Paul Titlow -- After months of testing in private beta, the next iteration of theSoundCloud Web app has been relaunched. The result is a stickier, more social experience that bolsters SoundCloud's position as the YouTube of audio.
Prayer, or Pivot? Turntable.fm Is Now Trying a Radically Different Programming Approach...
By Paul Resnikoff -- If only "embracing failure" was as easy as Silicon Valley makes it out to be. Because it seems that all the quick-footed success of Turntable.fm could be hamstringing this company's ability to quit the race, and stop burning cash. But wait: are we quitting on Rocky too soon?
Text Messaging Celebrates 20th Anniversary
By Salvador Rodriguez -- You might not believe it, but text messaging is already past its teen years.
How To Play Funk
By Bobby Owsinski -- Here's a great clip from Herbie Hancock's Rock School series about how to play funk. It features some greats like Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins and Nile Rogers as they show in slow motion how to bring the funk.




Dean KayDEAN 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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Elishema - HoodCheaters



Elishema

by InterNetics eMagazine on December 6th, 2012
Often being compared vocally to a younger version of the late Whitney Houston, and having the performance dynamics of Mary J Blige.

R&B Hip Hop Chicago native Elishema whose name comes from the biblical text, meaning the heavenly father will listen, is certainly befitting of such a name. Gifted with an angelic and enchanting voice that commands attention, Elishema chooses to use her talents as a singer, songwriter/ part-time rapper to impart love and wisdom through music which she refers to as “music of empowerment,” empowering her listeners to positive action. Infusing elements of Pop, Rock, Soul, R&B, and Hip Hop in her music she strives to craft feel good songs that are not only pleasing to the ears, but carries a deeper message that resonates with the soul and gives one strength, inner happiness, peace of mind, and realness.
Elishema’s musical journey began when she was very young, where she’d often crash her parent’s lavish parties and enjoin everyone in attendance to listen to yet another song she had written. She says “I was only like five years old at the time, but found myself drawn to the music, it became like my best friend, I’d spend all my time singing and writing songs.”
Being in a household of music enthusiast, Elishema found herself being exposed to lots of great artist, but was mostly influenced by artist like Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Patti Labelle, and Brandy, who all inspired her to be the performer she is today. Finding her calling at a very young age and backed by the support of her family, Elishema embarked on a journey to share her love for music with the world, doing everything within her power to develop her craft and gain exposure.
Throughout the years Elishema has had the opportunity to grace the stage at many venues like the Rosemont convention center, Chicago Theater, and a host of others, touching the hearts of thousands of music lovers with her voice, and dynamic performances. In 2011 she was highlighted in the BET Lens On Talent contest and a Chicago finalist in the Budweiser Myspace Opening Act contest. She has also been recognized by Marshal Thompson of the Legendary Chi-Lites who has been quoted as saying “She’s going to be hotter than Beyonce.”
In 2011 Elishema released her first independent album which was a follow up to her controversial single “Sophisticated Man” which was well received by many blogs and radio stations. “New Beginnings” was a 16 track album that combined a mixture of R&B, Hip Hop and Pop songs centered on themes for inspiration.
As she moves forward with a new single being released in 2012 entitled Hood Cheaters, Elishema intends to continue her quest to impart wisdom. Hood Cheaters is a song written to shed light on the ways of unfaithful companions in loving relationships, and her approach to handling them. In 2013 and beyond with her sophomore album underway centered around R&B love songs Elishema seeks to continuously rediscover and reinvent herself as an artist, and continue to impart warmth, and well-being through her music that goes beyond the surface of your skin to really touch your heart and soothe your soul.
Artist:Elishema
Album: HoodCheaters
Artist Name: Elishema Album: HoodCheaters
First/Last Name: Larry Mannie
Email address: Lmmusicp@aol.com
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Website: http://www.elishema.com
Style of music: R&B, Hip Hop
MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/elishema
SonicBids:
http://www.sonicbids.com/elishema
SoundClick:
http://www.reverbnation.com/elishema
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/elishemaforever
Other: http://www.elishema.com
Label Affiliation: Unsigned
Performing Rights
Affiliation: ASCAP (USA)
Description: Contemporary and Urban, a soulful mix of Hip Hop and R&B similar to Mary J Blige and Kanye West with lyrics for empowerment.

Monday, December 3, 2012

winners of the 17th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

2012 Results Are Out, 2013 Competition Accepting Entries
The winners of the 17th Annual USA Songwriting Competition are out.

The finalists results of the 17th Annual USA Songwriting Competition are out. The top 2 winners will be announced December 12, 2012. USA Songwriting Competition would like to thank you for entering. Please view the list of the finalists at: http://www.songwriting.net/winners/

Also, I would like to invite you to enter the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2013). Win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise such as cool gear from Sony, Ibanez Guitars, D'Addario Strings, IK Multimedia, Audio-Technica and more. Also, have your winning songs played on radio! Enter in Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental, etc. Sponsors are: New Music Weekly, AirplayAccess.com, Loggins Promotion, Sony, Audio-Technica, D'Addario Strings, IK Multimedia, iZotope, Propellerheads, Notion Software, Presonus, Acoustica, Sonoma Wireworks, Acoustic Café Radio Program, LivewireMusician.com, Reverbnation, Broadjam, Sirius XM Radio, Sonicbids, Soundcloud, etc.

*EARLY BIRD BONUS: First 1,000 entries will each receive a Recording magazine digital subscription worth $17.99. Hurry, Enter Now online with your MP3, Youtube, Reverbnation, Myspace or Soundcloud files here:

Or enter by using printing the mail-in entry form found here:
http://www.songwriting.net/entryform


Thank you and have a great week,

Karen Randle
Artists Relations
USA Songwriting Competition
http://www.songwriting.net
info@songwriting.net
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Saturday, December 1, 2012

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Friday, November 30, 2012


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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.

The Artists, United, Can Never Be Defeated
By Chris Castle -- Without great songs there are no great records and without great records there is no Pandora. And that's the fact.
Radio Broadcasters Get an Earful at Internet Radio Fairness Hearing
By Alex Pham -- In a Congressional hearing that was supposed to be about Internet radio royalties, lawmakers and speakers instead spent a good portion of their time taking aim at the National Broadcasters Association for not having to pay performance royalties to artists (although the Internet-radio companies supposedly at the center of the debate took plenty of lumps as well).
Techies Tell Congress High Music Royalties Hurt Artists
By Greg Sandoval -- Representatives from Pandora and venture capital company note there isn't a single profitable digital music service and they blame high royalties. [If i wanted to open a waffle and eggroll restaurant, I'd probably include the cost of waffles and eggrolls in my business plan. It's really idiotic to blame a bad business model on your suppliers!]
Everything, Everywhere, All the Time
By Faza -- I think that I might take the opportunity to explain to the Gentleman from Utah - and to everyone watching at home - why on the internet, there can usually be only one.
iTunes 11: Be Very Afraid, Spotify...
By Paul Resnikoff -- Apple may already be winning the war over streaming, we just don't know it yet. And part of the reason is that streaming and downloading are slowly becoming the same thing.
BPI Asks Pirate Party UK to End Pirate Bay Support
By Tom Pakinkis -- The BPI has sent a letter to the Pirate Party UK requesting that it stops providing access to illegal file-sharing website The Pirate Bay via a proxy site. A Pirate Party press release in October said that the proxy site serves approximately 2 million hits to The Pirate Party every day.
The Many Faces of Music Video Interactivity
By Knar Bedian -- We devoted inches to wireWAX's "shoppable" music video, which started us thinking about other promotional techniques that might make sense these days. Now, we shift our focus to interactive music videos as a species.
Ultra Music's YouTube Channel Hits 1 Million Subscribers, Moxey Calls Video Streaming 'Serious Revenue Source'
By Kerri Mason -- Dance-music powerhouse Ultra Music will announce later today that its YouTube channel has reached 1 million subscribers, making it the No. 1 independent label channel on the site, and No. 11 channel overall.
Eavesdrop for Rdio Lets You Listen In on Your Friends' Music Streams
By Alan Henry -- Eavesdrop is a developer app for Rdio that turns your friends on the service into virtual DJs. The app lets you select a friend and listen to what they're hearing in real time.
Music Marketing - The Ultimate Guide For Beginners Part 2
By Shaun Letang -- In part 2 we'll be looking at the importance of making yourself stand out from the crowd, how to make your fans happy to help promote you (And why they'll feel like that), and why you shouldn't spread your marketing efforts too thin. [Also see: Part 1]
Who Are The 25 Richest Musicians In 2012? [LIST]
By Hisham Dahud
Dolly Parton Talks Dreams, Love, Plastic Surgery
By Christine Kearney -- Although Dolly Parton has cemented her place in country and popular music, pop culture, and as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, (and one of the best darned songwriters in the business) she still, on occasion, gets nervous.
Piano from "Casablanca" Could Sell for $1 Million at NY Auction
By Reuters -- The 58-key piano, (ideal for four fingered piano pickers) on which actor and singer Dooley Wilson performed "As Time Goes By," has a pre-sale estimate of $800,000 to $1.2 million for the December 14 auction.




Dean Kay 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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