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Pikup app pays back artists based on habits
Pikup is a new software tool for iPhone, iPad and Mac. Once installed, it registers what music, eBooks, videos or podcast you consume. At the end of the month it analyses your media behaviour and that of all other people using the same software tool. The tool then proposes you pay a small monthly subscription to support the arts and your contribution is split proportionally between the artists you’ve listened to.
Why it matters
The way artists are being paid for their work has been changing rapidly in the past few years. Even though the Pikup income distribution model depends on voluntary contributions from the media consumer, it allows artists to be recognised and paid based on public appeal. Can we think of new ways to change our business model and get a fair share of the profit?
”Kinect for Xbox 360” brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways without using a controller.
TIFA (Italian translation of “to support”) is the first virtual football championship played on Facebook. It was developed by Sky Sport Italia to promote their sports channel. Every weekend the real Italian championship matches are mimicked on TIFA with the results decided by the Facebook players. Each supporter can add a point to his team and cheer against another to subtract a point from them. For the launch of the game Sky created a special billboard in the centre of Milan that showed the on-going results of the virtual TIFA match between Inter and AC Milan.