posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 12:34 PM
Alternately, artists should simply start distributing directly and very cheaply ($.02 per minute for music and $.01 per minute for a movie, etc) while
making extra money on live performances/large screen showings. You'd see a whole lot less intrusion into government by corporations, but that begins
with artists working hard rather than putting their hopes in a distribution deal funded by a big label/movie studio (bank).
$.02 x 45 minutes = $.90
$.01 x 2.5 hours = $1.50
$.90 x 1,000,000 = $900,000
$1.50 x 1,000,000 = $1,5000,000
So if everyone who benefited from a particular piece of entertainment paid something similar to these rates at this time in history, it should be easy
to ensure that artists are paid, investors see a profit, and individuals get entertainment cheaply. Meanwhile, if things stay the same, thieves will
battle the thieves and the artists suffer the most.