Dean Kay
The Dean's List
 Music, Copyright and New Technology in the News
From a Creator's Perspective
Thursday 06/29/2017
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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

[Great news for publishers and songwriters.]
Music Publishing Bodies Welcome Canadian Supreme Court Ruling on Illegal Sites
By MusicWeek Staff -- A judgment has been issued confirming that Canadian courts have the power to induce search engines to take effective action to remove illegal sites from their search results both in Canada and worldwide.

[More details on the Canadian Supreme Court decision outlined above from attorney Barry Sookman who was prominently involved in securing the positive results.]
Worldwide De-indexing Order Against Google Upheld by Supreme Court of Canada
By Barry Sookman

The Strange History of ‘O Canada’
By Peter Kuitenbrouwer -- Disliked by the French and misunderstood by the English, what the anthem says about our nation … [I don’t care what the Canadian’s think of their anthem, after the great news in the two stories above, I’ve been singing it all day.]

Global App Economy To Reach $6.3 Trillion In 2021: App Annie
By Natalie Gagliordi -- App Annie also projects that a person will spend an average of $946 on mobile commerce by 2021. [How fortuitous of Mr. and Ms. Annie to name their child App.]

Will The Next Pop Culture Icon Be Augmented Reality?
By Thomas Euler -- As artificial intelligence continues to expand and replace many jobs traditionally held by humans, even the creative sector has seen advancements in artificial intelligence, raising the question of whether the next pop culture icon could potentially be an artificially intelligent bot.

Why Shazam Is Betting Big On a Hot, New Music-Tech Industry Model
By Lauren deLisa Coleman

Pandora Says Bye To Users In Australia And New Zealand
By Trevor Mogg -- The Oakland, California-based music streaming company will shutter its service  in the two countries — the only markets outside of the U.S. where it operates — in the next few weeks.

Ransomware: An Executive Guide to One Of The Biggest Menaces On The Web
By Danny Palmer -- Updated: Everything you need to know about ransomware: how it started, why it's booming, how to protect against it, and what to do if your PC's infected.

Tweeted By David Lowery
“All my artist/creative friends need to read this book.” [I wholeheartedly concur.  If you are serious about being in TODAY’S music business, this is a must read.]

Corbello v DeVito
By Jonathan Zavin and Kyle Petersen -- District court overturns jury’s finding that creators of Broadway hit “Jersey Boys” infringed on autobiography of one of Four Seasons members, concluding that minimal use of unpublished work in musical constituted fair use.

Should Robot Artists Be Given Copyright Protection?
By Andres Guadamuz

How to Increase Your Spotify Followers - And Your Listeners
By Janelle Rogers

[Narada Michael Walden …This one’s for you ]
'Whitney' at 30: An Oral History Of N.J.'S Greatest Pop Album
By Bobby Olivier -- "I want to stress to people who didn't know Whitney Houston -- she was like electricity."

Hans Zimmer: Orchestral Maneuvers in The Dark
By Jonathan Heaf -- Ahead of the release of Christopher Nolan’s latest blockbuster, Dunkirk, for which Hans Zimmer penned the score, GQ remembers the time we interviewed Zimmer on his journey from punk producer to the composer of choice for Hollywood’s greatest directors. … “I went 250 over budget and the BBC told me I would never work with them again.” - Hans Zimmer

[Trying to stay hep to that jive?]
Audio From NPR: Your Favorite New Artists Of 2017 (So Far)
By Robin Hilton and Bob Boilen

[“Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener …” by Richard D. Trentlage (ascap) – Actually Mr. Trentlage’s story is as interesting as the video below.]
VIDEO: Oscar Mayer Adds New Vehicles, Drone to WienerFleet

By Oscar Mayer -- The fleet will now include the Wienermobile, WienerMini, WienerRover, WienerCycle, and even a WienerDrone. [Not a paid advertisement.]


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