Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
Why is music the only domain of humankind where it's considered an outrage to ask to be paid for your services?
Is it more important to survive or to fuel somebody's fantasy notion of improverished artist? If you can't earn from your craft you don't sit there and starve, you find another way to earn a dollar. That's how the world works...........whether it's the life of a minstrel or the life of a plumber.
I'm not saying musicians shouldn't be paid. I'm saying I wouldn't want to hear the sorta music made by someone who wouldn't be making music if there wasn't money in it.