Strategy&’s practice authors developed their perspectives from industry discussions, observations of shifting market dynamics, and analysis of key indicators and data, outlining what companies should anticipate in the coming year, and how to prepare for, respond to, and manage the major trends affecting their industry. Read more
As 4G is just about to become widely available it might be a bit early to look ahead to the impact 5G might have in the next decade. Techradar tries in “5 things you should know about 5G“, but the summary is brief: It is going to be faster, bigger, better, oh, and the internet of things, of course. Read more
Openings of Imi Knoebel: Kernstücke and David Reed: The Mirror And The Pool. Read more
…in German: “Moderne Regulierung schaffen, Medienzukunft gestalten”. Hosted by Dr. Jürgen Brautmeier, Chairman of the Conference of Directors of the Media Authorities (Direktorenkonferenz der Landesmedienanstalten); keynotes by Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission, and Prof. Monika Grütters MdB, Federal Minister of State for Culture and the Media. Yet not really anything new beyond the ongoing discussions on cross-platform regulation and modernized copyright. For details and documentation see the symposium’s website.
According to the economist Clare McAndrew’s annual report for Tefaf, the art market is at an all-time high but there are fewer sales happening at higher prices, as the Art Newspaper reports. The Tefaf is open from Friday until 22 March in Maastricht in the Netherlands.
Key findings of cesifo research paper “Music in the Air: Estimating the Social Return to Cultural Amenities” include:
- Culture is expensive but worth it: Expenditure on cultural institutions have a positive effect on income in the region
- The ifo researchers understand their results as an argument supporting subsidies for cultural institutions
- According to their research on opera houses it is unclear, however, whether a country as a whole benefits from investment into individual region’s cultural sector
A comment in the SZ hence warns cities and municipalities to cut the culture budgets under the influence of current financial pressure: These cuts may seem quick and easy but could have devastating indirect effects.
Dagmar S. Saschek
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