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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?
Nicko Nogués and Carolina Rivera have started the initiative 365diasdefestivales.org. This is an online platform designed to spread the good mood of a music festival to every day of the year.
To achieve this, they count on the support of several artists and groups that have decided to collaborate selflessly in the project – acting for free to generate mini-concerts and gigs throughout the year. Entry is controlled by festival bands and sold for 5€.
Swedish engineer Alex Breton has developed the world’s smallest printer, the perfect gadget for travellers. The PrintBrush is slightly bigger than a regular ballpoint pen. It allows you to take a photo and then instantly print it onto any surface.