WFMU is holding their pledge week this week. They are the greatest radio station in the world, without question. Like a lot of stations, they’ve been increasing the number of listeners on the internet, but they have to pay for each of those listeners – money that, in turn, maybe, goes back to some artists. So, as their audience goes up, their revenue needs to go up as well.
Is this a possible model for film finance? Volunteer payments for curated films that are distributed free, with the only incentive being that, if you don’t pay, no more will be made? It may be the only revenue model available in a few years.