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Crowdfunding: The public knows best?

Are big investors still needed when it comes to publishing music or books? Why can’t you gather your fans around you and convince them to invest a small amount of money in your talent. If you become successful, they make money as well. Everybody’s happy!

But what makes this concept of crowdfunding so brilliant? Are there other products or services that can be crowdfunded and how can this concept be successful time and time again?

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Public broadcasting is dead

Isn’t it a little weird? TV-stations decide for us when we want to see what program. The same goes for radio stations. Dial in at a certain time to hear your favourite talk show or DJ. Years ago that was a normal situation. Media broadcasted to the people, who ‘obeyed’ to them by keeping track of the station’s schedule and tuning in at the right time to not miss their favourite TV or radio show. Obviously people used video recorders to record programs when they couldn’t watch a program right away. But still, it’s quite odd that we have to commit ourselves to a broadcasting schedule media companies create on programs they produce for us, the public.

Is this traditional model of broadcasting companies still sufficient, or are there other possibilities to enjoy media?

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