The new arts economy is awesome, and it’s growing by leaps and bounds. It’s more fair, more diverse, more meritocratic, and more original. It’s much more deeply integrated with the audiences we make the art for.
But it’s not here yet. A LOT of people watch tv on their normal televisions when the programs are scheduled. And they watch commercials. People buy print magazines and newspapers.
I feel weird when they hand me hard copy of news (“this is already 6 hours old…”) but they do.
There’s a new paradigm growing, and it’s growing fast. But We can’t just expect everything to work in the new way yet. This change will take decades, and we’ve got to have functioning careers sooner than that.