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I think on the surface the monetization of creative endeavors is perverse. But when you take a step back it's difficult to maintain that stance. If someone decides to live off the proceeds of their creative efforts, or even go past that and try and become wealthy off of it, they are explicitly saying they want to monetize their art. They are explicitly saying they want to create something people are willing to pay for. That is a choice they made. And if they want record labels to foot the bill for studio time, distribution, and promotion, they are asking a studio to invest their money into that creative producer. And who would invest their money into an endeavor and be indifferent to the return it creates?

It just seems very facile and oblivious to me.

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