A huge percentage of the 20th century’s most brilliant musical minds would have starved without a day job.
“Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Ives, Boulez, Bartok, Varese, Messiaen, Nancarrow, Babbitt, Perle, Barraque…in fact, a huge percentage of the 20th century’s most brilliant musical minds would have starved without a day job.
Schoenberg taught composition, Webern made arrangements for night club bands, Ives sold insurance, Boulez worked as a conductor and so on. Their jobs were often related to music, but if they had depended on sales of sheet music or royalties from record sales they would have starved. Some of them came close to doing so anyway.
This is all quite true, but few here really seem to grasp the implications of it.
If you wanted to know, the so called ‘pirates’ are responsible for much of the modernity in communication that you see today. Everything from the printing press to the modern cinema was brought about by these so called ‘pirates’. Even Hollywood has pirate roots.
Gutenburg was a ‘Pirate’, as he printed copies of the Bible and gave it to people. The church labelled him a pirate and the idea of copyright was introduced then and there. It was made a full fledged law by Mary, Queen of the Scotts.
The internet as you see it today, with the ability to communicate and get content easily (yes even paid), was brought about by Napster, which brought about a revolution in music sharing, and which eventually gave birth to the idea that Apple had. Without piracy, no napster, without napster no iTunes and all the awesome sharing facilities and content you see today.”
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thedude321 (22 hours ago) in reply to Anon