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 17:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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I guess they can always get another job to support their hobby. There are many professions throughout history that has come and gone. Some has been very well paid during some periods just to disappear when humanity moved along and new technology replaced old. If people are not interested in paying so much for the artists work as they used to then the artists will have to come up with some other way of supporting themselves. Tough bananas but making a good living from your hobby is a privilege, not a right.

Spot-on. What about whenever you buy a digital camera, order digital prints, or browse Flickr, you have to pay a tax to support the fledgling film-photo industry. Everyone would think we'd gone raving mad - yet that is exactly what we're doing for the content industry.

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