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Imagine great TV Shows/Directors like Seinfeld, Futurama, South Park, Quentin Tarantino, and George Lucas. Now, this is my thing, since TV shows / movies are watched by us then why not just list them on the stock market so we could buy their stocks. Most directors have unlimited money once they get established but between their first attempt and first hit there is always a struggle and listing the stock might be a good way for them to make money without depending too much on film studios. Even established directors like George Lucas could do with some extra money.

This same model can be then extended to music artists, there are bands I like like Sigur Ros and Mum etc who make exceptional music but can’t really tour as extensively because it’s expensive. In fact Mum was to play in Detroit and in the last minute it was cancelled because of money shortage. Why can’t bands raise money from their fans by listing a stock in the stock market?

nomadic_wonderer, Dec 06 2003

David Bowie sells bonds http://www.canoe.ca...ie/feb14_bonds.html
[krelnik, Oct 04 2004]

Sigur Rós http://www.allmusic...g&sql=Bjq6wtr4ekl4x
[calum, Oct 04 2004]

Múm http://www.allmusic...g&sql=Bbglvad4ki8w3
[calum, Oct 04 2004]

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       I can't think of any reason why this couldn't work. Shows and bands are basically businesses - they have expenses, they make money. Why not?
bungston, Dec 07 2003
  

       I've heard rumours about some film production companies considering doing this. In fact I believe most recently it was Baz Luhrmann's production of an Alexander the Great movie that was going to go this route, but they decided to can the peoject (I think because Oliver Stone beat them to the material).   

       Musicians have done this. David Bowie, most notably.
waugsqueke, Dec 07 2003
  

       See link for details on the Bowie bonds.
krelnik, Dec 07 2003
  

       1. You can already invest in films, that much is baked.
2. George Lucas needs no more money.
3. Sigur Rós and Múm. Sweet.
calum, Dec 07 2003
  

       [calum] you like them too?
nomadic_wonderer, Dec 12 2003
  
      
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