Monday, February 18, 2008

The business of culture

Think of struggling artists and I conjure up images of hairy poets and scrawny artists knocking out rubbish no-one wants. Yet, earning a living from writing, music and art is harder than ever.

There's this from the paper today about how hard it is to earn a living as a writer. My abortive attempt at a book was never going to make me any money, but that wasn't why I was doing it.

Then there's this very nicely-put dose of reality about music.

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