Which is where libraries can really step in and take Maker Spaces to a deeper more logical conclusion as productions studios that will then take the content produced and distribute it across our large networks creating real revenue, rather than imagined. It is the best partnership for content producers, because we are not predatory or demanding like record labels and movie studios, and we buy enough content to make the idea feasible. We can also agree to create pass through links to artists sites for patrons who would like to purchase content directly. Whenever I talk to artists they are intrigued by the idea. We just need to make it possible for them.
Because the alternative described in the video below does not really seem to be materializing in spite of assertions to the contrary. But you can judge for yourself. The idea is intriguing and I would love to see it work, but I dont know if this will have long term sustainability: