guyfeld But the result is that Music has become so accessible to the masses(making and listening to music) that it's become devalued now..
Yes and No...while I'm not the biggest Rob Chapman fan - he does talk a lot of sense in this video. Basically, the way musicians make money has changed from the traditional - "get signed, make money" single income stream to where music is the marketing tool to promote your other income streams (merch, lessons/clinics, touring, etc...).
guyfeld . I'm an avid reader and I've walked through discount warehouses full of books by new authors selling for nothing)
Me too, but I'm a complete eBook fan. 99% of the time, I do not want the physical book. As for newspapers/magazines - imho, complete waste of resources, far better in a electronic format.
And that publishing model I reckon is far more relevant in today's climate. Self publishing (E.g. via Amazon) model works for many - my mate worked in the epublishing division for a few years and authors are making a decent living off cheap ebooks ($1-2/ea).