Thank you for the concern, but your statement is incorrect. Our subscription model is working, and we are paying thousands of contributors and dozens of publishers more every month.
However, welcome to the party! We do need more experiments and solutions.
It’s a good question. Although, technically, shares are not valuable. Traffic from shares is valuable. But both are pretty easy to game. And if we were to start paying out on them, we would have to fight that gaming.
Less gameable would be subscriptions, to your point: “If I’m writing behind a paywall, I’m not just creating…
Good advice. BTW, it applies to angel investors, as well. Which seems like less of a big deal, and I don’t know if you have to do thorough reference checks, but you should understand who you’re doing business with.
I once let someone I didn’t know into a big round. They were a friend of a friend and looked legit. But it was…
Michael, I feel like you’re making a bold claim in your headline and presenting no evidence to back it up. Do you have any data that Google ads are/have been important to successful ICOs? It would surprise me if that were the case, but I presume you’ve done research that has led you to the conclusion this move will “kill ICOs”?
I’m curious how this has trended in the last decade as digital distribution of music has been mainstream? Are there fewer or more musicians who can make a living from music? My guess is fewer as a percentage but more in absolute terms. But that’s just a guess. Philip Kaplan, do you know?