RasbPi "Pirate Radio" LPFM hubs
Here's an idea for reaching a wider audience with the message and goals of PPNZ. The concept herein is for individual Pirates to set up microbroadcasting (LPFM) "hubs" in towns and suburbs all over NZ, maybe even using cheap RaspberryPi devices to broadcast Creative Commons licensed content as a free alternative to APRA / OneMusic license fees for businesses. The content could then be syndicated amongst the various hubs, and/or broken out to provide for regional content. This would bring more public attention to the core values of the Pirate Party, give us a ready-made channel to disseminate Party propaganda, give new Pirates something tangible to work on as part of their membership efforts, give back to the artistic community who freely license their music using Creative Commons, and give back to our local communities as well, providing a free alternative to the hostile copyrighted music "public performance" license fee regime.
This is just a conversation starter for the concept, and is part of my own NZ Music Month 2016 activities. Let's thrash it out. I'm keen to hear what you think about this concept, either positive or negative.