fizzy wrote: I think the public should never take any from of music for granted, there is usually always hard work involved
fizzy wrote: I think being an artist in general is difficult as most people (those who aren't artists themselves) tend to think that art is just a hobby, something to do as a side, therefore they don't treat it as a proper, a 'real' job. I think it is genuinely believed that illustrators, writers, musicians etc. don't have to work for their income as it comes natural to them. Which obviously couldn't be further from the truth, as we know but sadly there is still a lot of ignorance prevailing. Therefore, they shouldn't be payed much.
Society seems to think that everyone should get up in the morning, go to work, come home and watch tv = the 'proper life.' You earn money, you can spend it ( a new car, a house, a holiday) but you will never earn enough to stop working, they take care of that
friedoctopus wrote: But the only bottom line I can see to explain what has happened is, people in general are lazy and fickle, and this is what we get.