Steve Albini: the internet has solved the problem with music by Monica Tan, The Guardian
Tan notes that Albini possesses rare optimism on the state of the industry; that “the internet has offered a way of creating a sustainable career.” That much I can respect, as artists are taking their careers into their own hands now more than ever before. Tan also notes…
“…(on) copyright: …we should let go of all attempts to exert control over the distribution of works once they are released. He uses that word “release” in a literal sense – like “a bird or a fart.”
I suppose that depends on your standing in the business; many will take issue with it. See The Guardian link for related comments and join the dialogue.
Note as well this article discovered at BoingBoing, where artist/writer Molly Crabapple lays out “rules for creative success in the Internet age.” Specifically, her final words:
“The Internet will not save creators.
Social media will not save us. Companies will not save us. Crowd-funding will not save us. Grants will not save us. Patrons will not save us.
Nothing will save us but ourselves and each other.
Now make some beautiful things.”