As we pay less for music, we get less, too – The Denver Post

How cheap is free?

That’s a question music fans have been pondering for the past decade as the digital revolution has driven down the price of music to, in many cases, close to nothing.

And it’s not just a narrow concern about artists getting paid, or label executives lining their pinstriped pockets.

It’s about the value we place on art and about the relationship that consumers have with the people — and processes — that drive popular culture.

A very good article about how culture in general suffers from the “free art” mentality that is popular at the moment.

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