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Funding method “Crowdfunding”

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A Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree “Sakura”

Crowdfunding refers to an unspecified number of people providing or collaborating with other people or organizations, usually via the Internet. It is a coined word that combines crowd and funding. Also called social funding. In the United States, a crowdfunding called Kickstarter, Indiegogo, serves as a funding source for artists.

 There are three types of crowdfunding: investment type, donation type, and purchasing type. Purchasing type models are effective for entertainment, In old-fashioned terms, it’s about pre-order sales. The ability to support artists from $ 1 to over $ 100,000 is a convenient part of crowdfunding. The video appeals to the artist what the artist wants to achieve, and the users who agree with it pay the money in advance. Depending on the content of the product or service to be provided, we will prepare a menu that divides the amount to be paid. Among them, there are many things that usually can not be made money, such as being listed on the album jacket and being able to participate in the launch after the concert ends.

 The user pays for the desire to support the artist and the joy of personal appeal and special treatment. There are many crwodfunding services in Japan, but at least in the music field, their existence is still very small and has not  taken on a part of the ecosystem yet.  

 There are several possible reasons. An environmental factor is the difference in the spread of web money. There are still a lot of Japanese who are reluctant to enter credit card information online. Because it is one point that cloud funds give money casually, conveniences such as convenience store payment are not good. There may also be a donation (donation) or a tipping habit. Also, it seems persistent that artists say that “please pay for users directly” are imaginatively negative.

 Also, if only the already existing fans make money, the artist has no reason to use the crowdfunding service. You can get it directly. Japan’s live idol is operated with the know-how to collect a lot of money even from a small fan. There are 10,000 people who pay $ 1 and a person who pay $ 10,000. The best part of a crowdfunding is that a large amount of money gathers like a festival.

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Entering the fourth industrial revolution

 All industries are now facing the changing times of the fourth industrial revolution. There is a problem with processing big data gathered through sensors. In order to process the processing in real time, it can not cope with a normal computer system, and high-level AI (Artificial Intelligence) utilization is required. Because this innovation (transformation) ultimately spreads to all industries, this series of flows is called the “fourth industrial revolution”.

 The first industrial revolution was led by Britain in the late 18th century. Its center lies in the machine industry with the application of hydraulic and steam engines. Here, there has been a change in the “things” of management resources. The second industrial revolution was led by the United Kingdom and the United States in the late 19th century. The center of this is electricity of new energy, and the development of the distribution network by railways has led to the era of mass production and consumption. The most important thing that happened in the second stage was the innovation of the financial system to create a “global financial economy” and a global economic zone. In other words, in terms of management resources, a change in money has taken place The third industrial revolution was led by the United States and Japan in the late 20th century. At the center of it was the evolution of computers and information communication, and the main role was “information” of management resources.