Crowdfunding Isn't Begging
A friend who is raising funds to produce a new album was accused by an acquaintance of begging for money. That didn't sit well.
In this Coffee Break, I have some history to share, and I reveal what it's been like to watch my chosen profession and industry be disrupted and devalued to the point where I wonder if there will be any creative industry that will survive the digital age.
Those who think creative people should work for free will have a reckoning ahead. There will come a time when all that is available to them is the growing sea of mediocrity because those who would choose a creative profession have had to bypass that option for career paths that actually sustain them.
If your life is being touched by a creative person's work, pay them. It's that simple.
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