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Ideas for promoting and selling art, music, and writing, using long tail economics, and the new internet business models available for artists, writers and musicians, from artist Paul Watson.

Strategies: selling art online (2)

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Kentucky-based collage artist Randel Plowman launched a new project back in March 2006. The project—called A Collage A Day—was ambitious to say the least. He committed himself to producing a new 4″ × 4″ collage every day and putting it up for sale on a specially created blog. Each collage…

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Books cased in perfumed woods, doubly precious because no one can read them

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With Chris Anderson's next book Free due to be previewed on the front cover of Wired magazine next week, there’s a lot of chatter about how the way to make money in the future is to give stuff away. That’s a gross simplification of the economics of free, but it basically sums it up. Kevin…

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MySpace opens up to developers, and why that does not matter

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Tomorrow MySpace opens up its platform to developers. While MySpace have inferred that they’ve learnt from Facebook’s mistakes, in that their platform will be more resilient to spamming issues, I still can’t think of a single useful or interesting application (either for MySpace or Facebook). Maybe…

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The Future of Music - Radiohead & Left Hand Red

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There’s been a lot of analysis about Radiohead‘s “pay what you think it’s worth” new album digital release at the tail end of last year. Much of the comment was positive – which I’m generally in agreement with because I think Radiohead made a good move. Most of the handful of detractors…

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Automated Content Access Protocol (ACAP)

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OK, well I’ve spent some time reviewing this new specification. It’s a mixture of a couple of useful new qualifiers to the old robots.txt standard and a lot of anally-retentive control-freakery written by people who still don’t get “the internet”. The good points: Extends robots.txt…

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