Jean Michel Jarre advocates content creators getting $300-400 of the MSRP sticker price of a smartphone: theguardian.com/technology/201…
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.
I mean, $300 from each of the 250mm iPhones sold (excl all other smartphones) is already $75bn worth of crack!
In comparison, Wikipedia reckons music industry revenue has only decreased by ~$4bn from $20.7bn to $16.5bn in 2005-12
The numbers are actually worse. It's more like 500mm iPhones sold so far. So more like $150bn.
Wikipedia reckons over a billion Android smartphones sold, so, uh, that's another $300bn for Jarre to distribute.