Conditions socio-économiques des artistes

It’s the Golden Age of TV. And Writers Are Reaping the Rewards and Paying the Toll


Is Letting Musicians Do Programming And Management Work Really A Good Idea? Asks Anne Midgette

That’s what Kennedy Center president Deborah Rutter is doing, and Midgette “understand[s] the instinct. The performing arts have increasingly devolved into a field in which artists become cogs in a machine operated by other people, from managers and programmers through to stage directors and conductors. … Putting artists in the driver’s seat may seem like an ideal corrective. But bringing artists in as programmers, in capacities they’re not trained in, doesn’t necessarily alter the current model. Indeed, it may reaffirm it.

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Scrounging for money: how the world’s great writers made a living

William Faulkner’s typewriter in Mississippi. The writing life may sound idyllic, but it was often a furious battle to make ends meet. Visit Mississippi/Flickr , CC BY-SA It’s a lean time for writers, as arts funding shrinks on all sides, journalists are laid off in droves, broadcasting budgets are slashed, and book publishing remains in a state of seemingly unceasing upheaval.

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All that free music on YouTube is good for you, Google tells music biz

The Register All that free music on YouTube is good for you, Google tells music biz The Register Google wants you to believe that free music on YouTube doesn’t deter people from paying for the same music somewhere else. Pull the other one, it’s got bells on, the music industry has replied.

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Why Are Star Artists So Rarely Used In Ads?

« Making money outside of the typical fare artists offer–paintings, drawings, sculptures, objects, books, prints, lectures, teaching gigs–is weirdly frowned upon. Or it might be the case that most artists, either by face or name, aren’t well known enough, pretty enough, or cunning enough. »

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L’envers de la scène

Troubles anxieux, dépressions, surmenages, alcoolisme: une forte proportion de musiciens sont aux prises avec des problèmes de santé mentale, exacerbés par les montagnes russes émotionnelles et le poids des tournées. Alors que des statistiques commencent à poindre au Québec, des artistes et des artisans de la musique sonnent l’alarme et proposent des pistes de solution.

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