We keep hearing from web/tech gurus about how empowered artists are in the internet age, but yet, the numbers just don’t add up. It’s also ironic that tech bloggers like to promote the idea of “touring and t-shirts” as a solution to the difficulties musicians are having online. But it really sounds to us, more like an admission that there is no money for artists online in the Exploitation Economy to develop new and sustainable professional creative careers.
The Trichordist is one of my new favourite blogs to read and this article is one of the reasons why. It brings up some pretty amazing points here and the facts mentioned in this article can’t be argued.