Dean Kay
The Dean's List
 Music, Copyright and New Technology in the News
From a Creator's Perspective
Friday 08/18/2017

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

Poppy is a manufactured pop star for the internet age. … Creepy.
The Cult Appeal Of Poppy, The Perfect Pop Idol Of The Future
By Jay Hathaway -- The pop star of the future isn’t a person, exactly. She’s an android, a suspected cult leader, a carefully cultivated brand. But who is she really? Does it even matter?

Video: That Poppy Explained
By ReignBot

Video: That Poppy
Music video by That Poppy performing Lowlife. 2015 Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Can A Tweet Be Protected By Copyright? If So, Who Owns The Copyright?
Copyright Alliance -- Answer: Yes, a tweet can be protected by copyright if the following criteria are satisfied…

Spotify May Soon Dominate Music The Way Google Does Search—This Is Why
By Paul X. McCarthy

TPG Left To Face The Music Over $10bn Spotify Listing Plan
By Mark Kleinman -- Sky News has learnt that TPG Capital is preparing to open formal talks with Spotify about the terms under which a bond it holds alongside other investors would convert into shares in the music service.

Spotify Removes White Supremacist "Hate Music" From Platform
By Surej Singh

Other Tech Companies Join Apple In Taking Action Against Hate Groups
By Ben Lovejoy -- Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Spotify, Squarespace and Twitter – have joined Apple in taking action against hate groups in the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy.

Apple To Spend $1 Billion On Original TV Shows
By Ken Manbert Salcedo

How Music Will Help The Smart Speaker Soar—And Vice Versa
By Glenn Peoples -- These voice-activated, Internet-enabled speakers, most popular for streaming music, have become Pandora’s fastest-growing consumer electronics product. The U.S. could have about 60 million VA smart speaker users by 2021. In fewer than three years, the smart speaker has gone from head-scratcher to head-turner. … Most importantly to the music industry, these compact appliances excel at playing music.

How To Settle Disagreements In Your Band or Group
By Liam Duncan

How I Used Feature.Fm To Get My Song Onto 200 Deezer Playlists
By Chris Robley

7 Tools & Apps To Optimize Your Instagram Account
CyerPR -- There are all sort of websites and apps out there that will help you get to the next level of Instagramming. We went through and picked our 7 favorites for 2016.

Elvis Presley’s Archivist on the Heartbreak of Tapes Trashed by RCA, Scouring the South for Lost Recordings
By Chris Willman

[An extraordinary person and friend…]
Country Music’s Loss: Jo Walker-Meador, Who Led CMA To New Heights, Has Died

By Juli Thanki, Nate Rau and Cindy Watts -- Jo Walker-Meador, who rose from the Country Music Association's "girl Friday" to become a chief architect of today's country music industry, died early Wednesday morning in Nashville after suffering a stroke. She was 93 years old. 

Video: Blind Connie Williams - Take My Hand, Precious Lord

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