The Evolution of a Mega Industry, Are you on Board?
Worldwide creative Industries have exploded and represent a key feature in the development of modern economy. According to United Nations figures, the annual growth rate of exports of creative-industry goods and services has been trending upwards at an average annual rate of 14.4% since 2002. In 2008, the creative industries generated close to US$600 billion. Almost all emerging economies, including the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) block have integrated development paradigms centered on capitalizing on the creative Industries. Whether it is the Samba of Brazil, the Russian Ballets, Chinese food, Bollywood or Jamaican Reggae Music, the creative industries represent a relatively untapped resource for global revenue generation. The creative industries combine business, technology, culture and adds value to what exists today.
Across the globe, a new ‘experience’ based economy have taken center stage. It’s based on symbols, texts, sounds and images and harnesses the value of intellectual property. The Cultural Voice eZine team looks forward to giving voice to many dimensions of the emerging Creative Industries, highlighting questions of intellectual property rights, cultural entrepreneurship, diversity, innovation and the evolution of cultural paradigms.
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