Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Jan 2011 15:32 UTC
Multimedia, AV Francis Ford Coppola is one of the most prestigious and critically acclaimed directors in cinematographic history. He directed, among others, the Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now, and has won so many awards it's hard to keep track. In an interview with 99%, he touched on the subject of art and making money, and his musings are fascinating, and yet another indication that the times are changing in the content industry. "Who says artists have to make money?" Coppola wonders.
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by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 31st Jan 2011 17:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Some artists don't have a stage presence and rely entirely on digital sales but I can see that some here would take that away from them based on some self-declared right to digital content.


I happen to pay for all my music. Not digital though - I buy CDs. At my local professional record store (not some crappy chain store).

Your thesis is provably wrong, though. Thanks to the internet, we've seen an absolute splurge of new artists come up that otherwise would've never made it. Thanks to the internet, I get to enjoy music record labels deemed unmarketable, like Shirley Manson's noir solo work.

These new artists used the internet properly and rose to prominence despite copyright law, not because of it.

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by Cymro on Mon 31st Jan 2011 17:19 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Cymro Member since:
2005-07-07

Where's the pay off for an artist if they make no money for their first 3 albums and then when they reach prominence, people pay them nothing for their previous work. Work that could've come out as recently as 2003.

Good news for the likes of Simon Cowell and their gravy trains, who already measure artists' careers in months rather than years. They can get some baby-faced muppet to sing a schlock version of your work, or mix it into an R&B tune and pay you nothing for it.

They get rich off fickle teen's pocket money, while you get to play a slightly bigger venue in Milton Keynes. Everyone's a winner, ahem.

Edited 2011-01-31 17:21 UTC

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by cdude on Tue 1st Feb 2011 10:40 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

> when they reach prominence, people pay them
> nothing for their previous work

And? Ppl did pay me nothing for my school, college and university too. Shame on ppl, let's sue them!

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