Archive for the ‘Low wages’ Category

Work Smarter, Not Harder

January 9, 2018

Work smarter, not work harder, says the motto.

My response, yes. Too often people advise others that hard work is enough. But that does not always work.

Here is an example: you go to a bank and ask for free money. They say no. Not working hard enough! You have to try one hundred, or one thousands banks!

This is a problem I see in all the arts. Musicians, writers, filmmakers, artists, etc., all not seeing that how much you work won’t change a system that has become unfair to so many.

Corporations, through media consolidation, have the upper hand in all these industries, and they push profit over quality. Work hard, and work smart. Rebel against the system or you are just asking banks for free money.

Many seem to settle for all the arts to be ruined because of business demands for profit. And they allow their favorite musicians, writers, artists, filmmakers to be marginalized out of fair reviews and careers. For some reason, too many now think that if THEY can search out and find an elusive great talent, that is enough. It is not.

Virtually every talented musician, painter, writer, filmmaker, etc that you have to search for, is making minimum wage. Great talent should be the most celebrated, not the most marginalized.

The history of art has never been like this before. The best art has always been the most talked about, written about, and reviewed. The entire art world is upside down. That is why the art revolution to change it.

Tom Hendricks, tomhendricks.us

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Hey Rich How Much Is Enough

December 26, 2017

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First Check

November 4, 2017

Dear Readers,

This week marks a milestone of sorts for me. I got my first check for book sales. This is my first check for either book or music sales online. The check is for $49.31. First steps!

But I Can Search Out the Music I like

July 19, 2017

For those of you who think all is well if YOU can search out the musician you like. Read this:

Many seem to settle for all the arts to be ruined because of business demands for profit. And they allow their favorite musicians, writers, artists, filmmakers to be marginalized out of fair reviews and careers.

For some reason, too many now think that if THEY can search out and find an elusive great talent, that is enough. It is not.

Virtually every talented musician, painter, writer, filmmaker, etc is making about what amounts to minimum wage. Great talent should be the most celebrated, not the most marginalized and cheated out of fair compensation for their honest talent.

The history of art has never been like this before. The best art has always been the most talked about, written about, and reviewed. The entire arts and media world is upside down.

Reader, don’t you dare say you support the arts when you allow so few to make all the money, with thousands and thousands of artists making about as much as minimum wage – on a good day!

That is why the art revolution to change it. Which side are you on?

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 25 year old zine Musea)

MAIN Website
http://tomhendricks.us/


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