“It’s always interesting to see an academic (and/or business consultant) telling artists what is best for them”

One of the many bizarre graph comparisons found in Michael J Weiss' "Latitudes & Attitudes: An Atlas of American Tastes, Trends, Politics, and Passions"
One of the many bizarre graph comparisons found in Michael J Weiss’ “Latitudes & Attitudes: An Atlas of American Tastes, Trends, Politics, and Passions”

While the piece in Forbes by George Howard is a telling read on its own, I think David Lowery’s commentary about it says more.  The title of this post is taken from his post.  I almost used the subtitle of his post for my title: “Why George Howard should stop chasing what’s best for musicians and focus on academics.

Of course, what Howard is advocating are precisely a number of the things I’ve explored at this blog (with regards to ways musicians do not generally make money), but that’s a different topic.

——

The image for this blog post I found in a piece by Rat Sass about theatre funding decentralization–very interesting read and well worth your time if you’re interested in funding issues for the arts.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on ““It’s always interesting to see an academic (and/or business consultant) telling artists what is best for them”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s