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Cleveland leading the American creative revolution?

April 21, 2009
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Will Cleveland, Ohio become the epi center of the American creative revolution?  What does a city need to provide creative entrepreneurs in order to participate in the creative revolution? Creative entrepreneurs need a navigable intellectual property legal structure, access to space, seed funding, retail and export opportunities and training.  The Wall Street Journal Real...
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An American call to a creative revolution

April 20, 2009
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I’ve long tried to pin point exactly what the difference was between the British and American approach to the creative industries.  Beyond the obvious lack of a Cultural Ministry in the United States there seemed to be similar national and regional infrastructure in place to steer creative policy towards supporting local initiatives . The...
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Michigan is experiencing growing pains

April 20, 2009
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Michigan is in the throes of a downward economic spiral.  Not a day goes by without a reminder of the poor state of the auto industry.  But there is hope.  A few visionary souls saw the potential of the creative industries and launched a tax incentive support structure to lure the film industry to...
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Hong Kong to support the creative industries

April 20, 2009
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In my study on how British creative industry policy is changing the world, I track the UK’s pioneering creative economy movement over a ten year period.  It started in 1997 as a national policy idea and has now gone on to inspire international organisations and other countries to take a closer look at developing...
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Developing online creative communities

April 20, 2009
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Harnessing the power of social networking to enhance the development of the creative industries is one of the major conclusions from my report on the Creative Revolution, How British Creative Industry Policy is Chaninging the World. The sooner creative networks begin to apply technology to their financial, business and support services models the sooner...
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The Creative, Digital Economy is on the Move

April 17, 2009
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The UK is announcing plans to move their economy more towards the creative and digital sectors. This isn’t a surprise announcement, its a policy statement that has been a long time in the making.  My report “Creative Revolution,” makes it clear how the British are approaching the development of a new sector and preparing...
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Copyright on Pirate’s Bay

April 17, 2009
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The future and success of the creative economy largely depends on our common ability to protect author’s legal rights pertaining to their work.  Copyright has traditionally been the legal territory where an artist found protection and monetary gain from their creative expressions.  Copyright law has evolved since its inception to accept and accommodate new...
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British Market Share in Music is Growing

April 14, 2009
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Music Week published the findings of a recent study on the global music scene.  It appears that British music now accounts for 10% of all music bought in the United States and 8% Canada.  They say this is a 3% increase from 2008 alone.  Surprised? I’m not, this is a direct outcome of effective...
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Architecture’s Pritzker Prize

April 13, 2009
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There is no doubt that Architecture is one of the main driver’s of the creative economy. In the past few years architects have become global stars on par with some Hollywood celebrities. So popular are architects that most laypeople can name one or two of their favorite buildings or designers. The growth of the...
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Cities and the Creative Industries

A Creative Industry Primer

The creative economy movement started in the UK in 1994. Follow the links to understand how national cultural policy became creative industry policy and how it's now changing the world.