Kickended by Silvio Lorusso is online database artwork archiving the Kickstarted campaigns that got not even a single penny. This competitive aesthetics of failure has been able to attract the attention of major national newspapers (from the British “The Guardian” to the Italian “Corriere della Sera”).
05.02.01 Cell Phone Ringtones: delirium and SIAE.
The Envisional , a British monitoring, has released an estimate that the music industry loses a million dollars a day for violations of the rights of ringtones. Of the hundreds of sites analyzed, almost no one pays royalties to record companies, which would be granted to 7.5 U.S. cents for every ringtone. Mission Impossible is one of the most downloaded with over 30,000 downloads, along with some other songs of Eminem and television jingles. The next move was undertaken by the SIAE which set at 194 pounds + VAT being equal to pay it even if the site is non-profit through yet another special 'license'.