What makes early-career artists work is speed. Unfortunately, FACTOR rewards almost 500 such artists every year for planning too slowly.
The arts are getting crushed while churches and sports bars re-open in BC.
What’s the value of a CD, and will people walk away from the merch table when they find out you’re on Spotify?
And what do they want you, the artist, to say?
I’ve been wanting to reach it not because of the streams, but so I can tell you exactly how how I did it
I’m betting that at the crux of my career, the way to get through is to make less of my life about work.
Livestreams open up classical music to more fans because they’re accessible.
Muted sound, the wrong status incentives, meaningless metrics.
Rock stars are wrong when they complain about low pay on streaming.
I don’t want to play lots of gigs, and I’m done feeling guilty about it.