Is Art is being devalued, or simply price-adjusted closer to its intrinsic value?
Spotify is just one example of a company making art accessible for unprecedented numbers of buyers. That’s their purpose in life. There are similar reduced royalty models in photography too.
RA’s, notably Taylor Swift, have spoken out against this trend claiming the perception that her music is free, coupled with the relatively paltry amount paid in royalties, devalues it.
She has a point.
One of my favorite photograpers is Yousuf Karsh. The last post about Black & White portraits reminded me of the anecdote of how he came to capture the iconic portrait of Winston Churchill. Karsh wrote this about his session with Britains famous wartime Prime Minister: “He was in no mood for portraiture and two minutes were all that he would […]