I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to free versus pay content. Over the past few months, as I’ve used Twitter more, I’ve seen a lot of musicians tweeting about this—in fact, in its broadest implications, this is a huge issue for anyone involved in the arts. & so, I have a video I’d like to share—a talk by cabaret singer/composer/pianist/uker Amanda Palmer about these very issues; & tho the talk is focused on the music industry, I think some of the general principles apply to online content from other art forms.
By the way, I should note that I was originally put onto this talk thru Twitter by blogger 9to5poet of everything feeds process, an excellent & frequently updated site about the creative process, complete with exercises 9to5poet assigns herself, & the results thereof. You really should check it out; & I also should mention the fiction blog Soulless Machine—another writer I’ve “met” thru Twitter. I know some folks have negative feelings about Twitter, but I'm finding that it has great potential as a networking tool. & I will admit: it took me a while to figure it out at all. The TweetDeck browser really helped.
Hope you enjoy this talk & spend some time thinking about the issues Amanda Palmer raises—& you might consider checking out Amanda Palmer’s brand new release Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele—84 cents or more as a digital download! You know I love all things ukulele.