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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?
Spanish newspaper Diario de Navarra have created a new format specifically designed for ebooks, making them the first Spanish newspaper to offer an edition for this medium. The paper updates several times throughout the day automatically via WiFi or via an ethernet cable connection.
W Hotels Worldwide is re-launching its founding Whatever/Whenever" philosophy with five new experiential offerings sure to turn the most discerning travelers into believers. Starting April 17th, guests who have long been used to getting whatever they want, whenever they want it, will be able to access new services by pressing the Whatever/Whenever button on their hotel phone. Luxuries like luggage free travel, thoughtful pillow menus, portable snacks for the plane ride home will be some of the services on offer. This service is going to first be made available in W Hotel İstanbul.