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Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Continue to Complain About the "Death" of Rock 'n' Roll and the Music Industry

By Matt Dolloff (@mattdolloff)

Gene Simmons has been lamenting the “death” of rock ‘n’ roll and the music industry for a while now. He’s not the first and he’s not the only one. 731 more words

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Paul Williams: Alive and Well, Sober and Serene, Making Memorable Music Again at 74

I didn’t expect to write a nearly 5,000-word story about Paul Williams, the songwriter who seemingly scored a good chunk of the 1970s.  But his story resonated with me.   5,020 more words

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Songwriter Interview | "Terry Radigan Gives The Breakdown of Her Breakup"

An interview published in ASCAP’s national member magazine, Playback.

Interview conducted and transcribed by Laura Thomas.

http://www.ascap.com/Playback/2012/08/radar-report/Terry_Radigan.aspx

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Video | "Jonny Lang - Red Light" at the 2012 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO

This video is a live music performance edited from raw footage of the 2012 ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO. It has accumulated over 64,000 views on YouTube. 18 more words

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Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss Pay Tribute to Songwriters at ASCAP Pop Music Awards

At the 32nd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on Wednesday night, it was all about legacy and leveling the playing field. 440 more words

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KISS, Doobie Brothers, St. Vincent Feted at ASCAP Pop Music Awards

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored KISS, the Doobie Brothers and St. Vincent on Wednesday during the 32nd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. 315 more words

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Is the Songwriter Equity Act a good idea? Or just another weapon in the record industry's fight against Pandora?

It’s no mystery that streaming music companies and major constituents within the record industry are at odds. Many musicians, whether they’re songwriters, performing artists, or both, feel they are not compensated fairly for their work — and a lot of them aren’t. 1,788 more words

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