That's great news Russell. Public broadcasting FTW. And MTS has a great web site for delivering your online content :-)
A big one.
and one many of us face, whether it's in software, journalism, the arts or music.
I believe there is a role here for much more solid public financing of NZ content. I'm not much of a TV watcher but my view is the Māori TV is demonstrating just how well that model works.
I have bought two "albums" recently. My first in e-format. Lorde and the truly excellent Pipi Pickers. http://pipipickers.bandcamp.com/ I can get all the music from both bands for free - at their instigation.
Lorde is probably already doing reasonably well out of sales*, the Pickers...ask Nat.
My rambling point is free availability to a mass market doesn't close off the opportunity to make money even though many of us (me) tend to oversimplify that opportunity.
*I'm sure folks from the music industry will correct me on this assumption. But I bet *someone* is making plenty $s from Lorde's music.
This is an interesting and insightful article. Thanks.
If I understand correctly, technology has meant that the costs of production have dropped massively. This has created opportunity for new entrants (which surely the cam-corder did a couple of decades ago) but the real kicker is that the distribution opportunities have expanded massively.
That expansion can lead to large markets for niche products.
Sounds like a dream for Kiwi creative businesses.
But, there's a monetisation problem.
I prefer the last, it's the most positive.
Thinking more about the approach taken by the CEO of the Waipareira Trust to this topic. Is it *really* appropriate? What kind of role model does he think he is?
Here's their strategic plan:
Link to the PDF on the RHS.
"Mr Rickards sits on the board of the Waipareira Trust, which Mr Tamihere is the chief executive of."
And also, does the Waipareira trust support the approach Mr. Tamihere is taking in public around the raping of 13 year old girls?
Again, it seems obvious to me that a lawyer's training is not one that best equips you for statistical analysis.
Just because we respect your legal capability does not mean we have to extend that to other areas of expertise.
Bless you for all that work. But you will see that the spreadsheet includes a lot of scenarios, not simply the one you picked to critique.
teenage boys and pornography
It may be a phenomenon that is impacted by porn. On the other hand, the last couple of chapters of "Cider With Rosie" by Laurie Lee are depressingly similar to this.
The whole issue is a red herring anyway. I can get all Lorde's music for free. Despite this she's #1 selling across the globe.
I'm sorry but charging "only" $20 bucks for an ebook doesn't cut it. Whilst I continue to pay exorbitant prices for real books which I value I won't do that for electrons. So it's hard copy or Project Gutenberg for me, but others recognise a rip-off when they see one and act accordingly.