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    Jean Michel Jarre advocates content creators getting $300-400 of the MSRP sticker price of a smartphone: theguardian.com/technology/201…

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    Hey @charlesarthur it would've been worth doing the maths on Jarre's $300-400/device going to creators to point out how much crack he's on.

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    I mean, $300 from each of the 250mm iPhones sold (excl all other smartphones) is already $75bn worth of crack!

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    In comparison, Wikipedia reckons music industry revenue has only decreased by ~$4bn from $20.7bn to $16.5bn in 2005-12

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    The numbers are actually worse. It's more like 500mm iPhones sold so far. So more like $150bn.

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    Wikipedia reckons over a billion Android smartphones sold, so, uh, that's another $300bn for Jarre to distribute.

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    So I guess Jarre is asking the tech industry for about half a trillion dollars.

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    Although I guess we should be using music industry maths, where a song is worth $22,500

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