kevin mellon



Of course artists should get paid when others use their intelectual property to make money but I don’t care if they use to make more money off of the old physical distribution system… we didn’t use to have a choice and now we do and it’s better for the customer.

Lots of people still make money off of licensing and live performance you can make a living off of music though certainly being a non-performing songwriter is probably not viable but for a small few. But being a typesetter, a blacksmith and a fax machine repairman aren’t the most viable things either. On the more artistic side, painters, poets, and sculptors have always had to figure out their own business model, rather than leverage the largess of large corporate entities. via