Blog Posts tagged business models

Make something first, then worry about marketing

By Paul Watson on .

Ariana Osborne is credited as “Chief Mechanic” on the FreakAngels(1) web-comic/graphic novel series (written by Warren Ellis, artwork by Paul Duffield). In practice it seems that this means she’s the web designer/maintainer and general “make the crazy idea work in practice” person. One…

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Crowd-Sourced Artistic Patronage

By Paul Watson on .

There’s an interesting discussion going on at TechDirt about the evolving business model being used by musician Amanda Palmer. One commenter, Kevin Stapp, sums it up perfectly: The more I hear about ‘new business models’ for musicians the more I’m reminded of a very old business model:…

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Less Theory, More Practice

By Paul Watson on .

Every week I seem to read some nonsense spouted by ill-informed journalists regurgitating a press release from the music industry.  This week it was Dan Sabbagh in The Times condemning “…the traditional net libertarian nonsense that feels good if you want to live in a world in which there…

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A Summary of Freeconomic Business Models

By Paul Watson on .

Building on Chris Anderson’s article Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business I wanted to try to summarise some of the freeconomics models that have been tried out so far (if I’ve missed any, please feel free to add them in the comments). For the purposes of this summary I’m ignoring products…

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The future for Publishers

By Paul Watson on .

Free distribution of digital content (music, books, visual art) is embraced by—and benefits—customers because it gives them access to a much wider range of content. This is because the restrictions on the amount of content they could get—based on how much they can financially afford—is…

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How to get 1000 true fans and succeed as an artist in a long tail economy

By Paul Watson on .

OK, read this blog post by Kevin Kelly first. It’s the first time (in my knowledge) that a seasoned commentator has turned their attention to how an individual artist/writer/musician can work in a long tail environment, rather than examining it from the point of view of retailers (Kevin does…

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