Saturday, February 22, 2014

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ASCAP Daily Brief
Friday, February 21, 2014


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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
Camper Van Beethoven's 2013 Net Profit Was $645 Million Dollars Higher Than Twitter.
By David Lowery
Compulsory Licensing & Chilling Effects
By David Newhoff -- The compulsory license strips one of the fundamental properties of copyright, the right of choice, from the artist, and this is why Steven Tyler and Dina LaPolt were supported with letters from other creators including, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Sting, Ozzy Osbourne and Mick Fleetwood.
Why Does Pandora's Introduction Of Political Ad Targeting Matter To Musicians?
By Clyde Smith -- This rollout speaks to Pandora's ability to profile its listeners and is certainly big news in the ad world. But it's also the kind of news that musicians and the music industry should be paying attention to despite the fact that it probably sounds incredibly boring. Don't think it matters? Let me help you do the math.
Google, Advertising, Money and Piracy. A History of Wrongdoing Exposed
By The Trichordist -- Readers of this blog will know that we've been gaining attention and awareness on brand sponsored piracy. We've noted how "50 Major Brands are Supporting Music Piracy." When that information is paired with The LA Times and The New York Times reports from the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab's Transparency Report on Advertising Networks financing piracy we see a very clear picture emerging. It is very clear that online piracy is a mass scale, for profit, enterprise level commercial business.
CMT Artists Release Mobile App For Underserved Country Music Market
By Clyde Smith -- According to Matt Seigel, VP of Music Strategy for Viacom, in comparison with other popular music categories country music is underserved online and on mobile. Quick take: it's a nice app that's going to help fill the gap quite solidly.
Mobile Games Have Become Ridiculously Lucrative Over The Past Year
By Tero Kuittinen
Music And Games Make Friends Again
By Bobby Owsinski -- At its peak, artists, bands, labels and songwriters saw an unexpected and, for a time, significant income stream that promised to hold up a flagging music industry for a little while, only to have it go the way most trends do and die almost overnight.
Why Facebook Just Paid $19 Billion for a Messaging App
By Cade Metz
Crime Jazz: Noir-ish Music from '50s Television and Film Crime Dramas
By Xeni Jardin -- In the '50s, a new style of musical score was introduced to movie soundtracks: jazz. Previously, movie music meant sweeping orchestral themes or traditional Broadway-style musicals. But with the growing popularity of bebop and hard bop as the sound of urban cool, studios began latching onto the now beat as a way to make their movies seem gritty or "street."
A Stunning App That Turns Radiohead Songs Into Dreamscapes
By Liz Stinson
Ethereal Effects
By Michael Cooper -- Whether the impetus was Steven Halpern's seminal New Age album Spectrum Suite or 10cc's mainstream mega-hit "I'm Not In Love," 1975 was the year music escaped earthly bounds to explore new sonic landscapes dripping in expansive reverbs and droning tones.
Indie Musicians On The Rewards Vs. The Challenges Of Building Independently
By Clyde Smith -- When asked about the "advantages and benefits" as well as the "challenges" of going indie, these musicians' answers covered a lot of ground but might be summed up by saying that creative freedom requires business savvy.
How A Stressful Night For Miles Davis Spawned Two Classic Albums
By NPR Staff -- Fifty years ago, on Feb. 12th, 1964, Miles Davis led a band through one of the most exciting gigs to ever take place at New York's Philharmonic Hall...Journalist and critic Colin Fleming considers this show one of three or four greatest concerts ever given. The irony, he says, is that the experience was miserable for the musicians, who'd had an argument just before showtime.
A Taste for Music
By Vincent Kessler -- I love cooking and I have a passion for music. What then could please me more than an orchestra that plays music with instruments made out of vegetables?




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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Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014


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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
The National Endowment for the Arts Contributes Report to Further Show the Significance of Creative Industries to US Economy
By Sofia Castillo How The Role of Genres Has Changed In Music Culture
By Mark Mulligan -- A school of thought that is gaining traction is that genres matter much less than they did, and that they are no longer so useful for categorizing music...
The Plus in Google Plus? It's Mostly for Google
By Claire Cain Miller -- Google Plus may not be much of a competitor to Facebook as a social network, but it is central to Google's future — a lens that allows the company to peer more broadly into people's digital life, and to gather an ever-richer trove of the personal information that advertisers covet. [Thanks to David Lowery]
Google Developing Internet That's Over 1,000 Times Faster Than Yours
By Klint Finley
New Study Projects Growth of Online Listening
By Brad Hill -- Anew research report from eMarketer projects US online listening to grow incrementally through 2018, from 148-million listeners in 2013 to 183-million listeners in 2018. iMarketer characterizes the audience as "mass market" now, totaling over half the US population, and two-thirds of the online US population.
Questlove on How to Find Music You'll Fall in Love With
By Ahmir Questlove Thompson
Is Apple Changing the Station on its TV?
By Patrick May -- If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. At least that's what Apple is apparently doing as it rethinks its TV strategy, choosing to partner with big cable companies on streaming content rather than putting together its own programming for an Internet-based television service.
Weekly Copyright Issues Wrap Up...February 14th, 2014
By the American Continental Group (ACG) -- [Thanks to the Copyright Alliance for the link.]
Do Our Musical Leanings Predict Our Political Ones? Pandora Thinks So
By Michelle Quinn -- Pandora is selling the idea that our music equals our politics to candidates and political organizations who seek ways to better target their messages...
Reporting From the Web's Underbelly
By Nicole Perlroth -- Brian Krebs's widely read blog, Krebs on Security, covers a particularly dark corner of the Internet: profit-seeking cybercriminals who make billions off spam, malware and frauds...
Seeking Privacy, Teens Turn to Anonymous-Messaging Apps
By Cecilia Kang
Digital Music Gets a Cubist Makeover
By Neha Okhandiar -- An 8-inch wooden cube may be an unlikely spark for a musical revolution – but that's the hope of a collaboration of electronic engineers and musicians working towards hackable electronic instruments that performers can easily modify to produce sounds in surprising new ways.
How to Find Your Audience: A Step-by-Step Guide for Musicians
By Lukas Camenzind
Alison Martino's 'Vintage Los Angeles'
Movie sets, the famous Whisky A Go Go and more are all entries in a blog all about Vintage Los Angeles.




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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Friday, February 7, 2014

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ASCAP Daily Brief
Friday, February 07, 2014


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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.


"Copyright theft is theft as in identity, not in car."
Richard Bennett - Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Heading out of town for business meetings. Back on the 17th.
Growing Up With Radio
By Brad Hill -- [DK comment: Brad Hill offers a wonderful recollection of times past. He also provides a reminder of how sterile today's algorithm'd music delivery systems truly are. In the early days of the "rock revolution," everybody's hometown was its own Petri dish for the development of new strains of popular music. The experiment was overseen by a mix of crazy, zany and mellow men and women who delivered the fresh and exhilarating new music straight into the brains of willing and excited listeners who believed they were enablers of change. And they were, with their loyalties and their dollars.]
Italian, French Music Revenues Up for First Time in Over 10 Years
By Richard Smirke
2008 – Educating and Empowering the Music Community
By ASCAP100 -- ASCAP establishes a Bill of Rights for Songwriters & Composers and publishes its powerful position paper, Music Copyright in the Digital Age. The Bill of Rights has received over 13,000 signatures so far...
What Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Show Means For His Earnings
By Zack O'Malley Greenburg
How To Get Your Music On Pandora: Physical CD No Longer Required
By Clyde Smith -- Pandora has finally opened its doors to musicians (and comics) who aren't on a label and don't have a physical CD with UPC on Amazon.
YouTube Cracks Down On Fake Views As Google Links To 'Buy YouTube Views'
By Bruce Houghton
[It's not up to creators to fund a rotten business model by accepting little or no pay for attracting billions of views to Google Ads.]
Can Susan Wojcicki Help YouTube Creators Make Money?
By Lauren Hockenson -- Wojcicki's strong leadership at Google Ads, and her success in that department, may grow YouTube's prospects and profits in the long term. But it's hard to ignore the increasing unrest among content creators who see YouTube as an untenable ecosystem that ultimately doesn't pay enough for the work it demands.
Pandora and Twitter Revenue Rises, Stocks Fall
By Alex Pham
[Tech's "really creepy factor" gets closer to taking center stage.]
Tech Industry Flexes Muscle in California Race
By Norimitsu Onishi -- The race in the 17th Congressional District in California underscores the tech industry's push to elect candidates who will further its interests, even if it means trying to replace a party stalwart with a relative unknown.
Silicon Valley Needs to Lose the Arrogance or Risk Destruction
By Bill Wasik
Ten Legal Practice Tips: Developing and Distributing Apps
By Jamie N. Nafziger -- Apps likely contain several elements of intellectual property. Protect copyrights, patents and trade secrets as you would in other software projects.
9 Email Productivity Secrets That Will Get Your Life Back
By Jayson DeMers -- Does it sometimes feel like email is taking over your life? Considering that reading and responding to email accounts for about 28% of our total workweek, this isn't much of an exaggeration.
7 Negotiating Techniques Musicians Need To Use To Get Paid
By Ari Herstand
If You Can't Afford a Luxury Apartment in Manhattan, Here's a 360-degree Panoramic of The View.
[This is very cool.]
5-Second Test to See If You're a Good Liar
By Colin Schultz
7 Hand Gestures That Make You Look Like a Real Intellectual
By Kyle VanHemert




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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Monday, February 3, 2014

Sony ATV acquires EMI Music Publishing Group - Kenneth Howard Smith and Russell G. Ingersoll catalog in transfer





HOLLYWOOD CA (IFS) -- Sony Music has acquired all of the publishing rights from EMI Music of Kenneth Howard Smith and Russell G. Ingersoll's songwriters catalog. Smith and Ingersoll collaborated on many songs as writers and artists at Motown Records in the 1970's and 1980's.   Other songwriters that co-wrote songs with the two were, the late Lee Rogers Craton, the late Jon Morano, Patrick Posin and Ronnie Dechense. Ingersoll is currently re-working on his "Timeless" CD and other new songs. Smith is presently hosting a radio show in Memphis TN.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

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ASCAP Daily Brief
Friday, January 31, 2014


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"Copyright theft is theft as in identity, not in car."
Richard Bennett - Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Oral Testimony of David Lowery to House Subcommittee On Courts Intellectual Property and the Internet Jan. 28th, 2014
By David Lowery -- "...interpretations of 'fair use' have become important to my daily life as a singer-songwriter. There are attempts by certain websites and commercial services to pass off as fair use versions of my work that are indistinguishable from licensed copies of my work. As I will demonstrate, these unlicensed copies compete directly with licensed instances of my work. Yet, as a professional singer songwriter, I believe the 'fair use' doctrine as intended by Congress is working in the music industry and should not be expanded."
Music App Revenue Up 75% In 2013
By Bruce Houghton
2001 – ASCAP Honors the Rain Dog Himself
By ASCAP100 -- Tom Waits performs at the 2001 Pop Awards, where he received the ASCAP Founders Award. An excerpt from his acceptance speech: "To say a few serious things about songs, I guess they're really like vessels. When people migrate, they take with them their seeds and their songs, and I think that's pretty much all you'll need when you get there."
How To Get Millions Of People To Download and Use Your Music App
By Clyde Smith -- As Co-founder and CEO of Khush, Prerna Gupta led the company to a huge success with mobile music apps such as LaDIDa and Songify before they were acquired by Smule...Recently she shared a few tips for building an app that sells itself.
[How SoundExchange licensing works...]
SoundExchange: Annual Minimum Webcasting Royalty Fees Due Jan. 31st, 2014
By David M. Silverman -- These webcasting fees are in addition to public performance royalties paid to ASCAP, BMI and SESAC for the underlying musical compositions.
Smartphones Reach Milestone: 1 Billion Shipped in 2013
By Salvador Rodriguez
Let's Face It: Social TV Is Dead
By Janko Roettgers -- As the second-screen space is consolidating, it's time to face reality and admit that social TV is dead, and much of it was a bad idea to begin with.
Armed With Facebook Retargeting, Shazam Plans to Survive the Social TV Shake-Out
By Tim Peterson -- Shazam, which was introduced in 2002 and eventually became both a must-have smartphone app and a dogged survivor of social-TV attrition, remains unprofitable as it invests, according to executives, in its long-term success.
Music Startup Topspin Hit with Significant Layoffs
By Janko Roettgers -- The company recently teamed up with Spotify to offer artists a way to directly sell merchandise through its service, and it is also slated to power a similar integration for the recently-launched Beats Music service.
The Rise and Fall (And Rise) of the Billion-Dollar Social Network
By Dominic Basulto -- It's become fashionable of late to predict the imminent demise of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It's not only Internet users and social media experts who are adding their voices to the chorus, it's also academics who are starting to question the value of these sites.
Flipping the Switches on Facebook's Privacy Controls
By Vindu Goel -- If you value your privacy, using the service means determining not only what you want to share, but also who gets to see it.
'ASCAP: One Hundred Years and Beyond' Exhibition to Open 2/13 at Library of Congress
An exhibition at the Library of Congress, "ASCAP: One Hundred Years and Beyond," will celebrate the ASCAP Collection at the Library of Congress on the occasion of the organization's centennial, recalling notable moments and artists in its history, exploring its current work and challenges, and looking to its future as a force in mentoring and inspiring the creativity of new generations.
These Tiny Windmills Work, and Ten Could Fit in a Grain of Rice
By Joseph Flaherty -- Imagine a world where your iPhone was out of juice and there wasn't a lightning cable for miles — wouldn't it be great if you could just blow on your phone to bring it back to life?




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).



The ASCAP Daily Brief-Powered by The Dean's List is intended as a guide to direct music professionals to key articles about issues facing the entertainment industry. Recipients are encouraged to read further about the issues by accessing the complete article through the links provided. Author attribution is provided with each article, and none of the links allow readers to by-pass subscription archive gateways. Please note that all editorial comments are indicated in brackets. Questions? Comments? Please Contact Us

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