A Responding Thought Process to Bob Lefsetz’s Recent Piece “The Great Con”

Napster

The flattened argument on art and music starts a third of the way down.

Apple Music

Then of course we get to Apple Music. Yes this argument is fairly sound.

Winner-Take-All and Who Will See Your Art?

We’re not in a winner-take-all economy in art — at least not in music. Things have become more splintered than they’ve ever been. This splintering has enabled new and independent artists to breach the surface and begin to explore possibilities long restricted to major label darlings. Now, the punk band from Chicago and the singer-songwriter from London can also run marketing campaigns and grow their communities. It comes down to how badly they really want it. No amount of influence or growth is insignificant.

We’re Living in an Artistic Renaissance

We are living in an artistic Renaissance daily because of the sheer volume of material creation and ease of distribution at our fingertips. We’re seeing more art (music, visual, writing…) created and distributed now more than any other time in history.

Up and Forward?

So what does all this mean? It means we have a daily decision. Lament the way things were, or use the new dynamics to create something better. There are only two kinds of people in the world: 1) those who wake up in the morning and do something, and 2) those who do not.

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Adam Marx

Adam Marx

Master Relationship Builder @Zero2OneNetwork 🚀 | @ATLTechVillage Advisor 😎 | Speaker 🎙️ | Prev. CEO @glipple + published @crunchbase, @mattermark + more ✍️