David Gerard writes
"Here in the future, musicians and record companies complain they can't make a living any more. The problem isn't piracy — it's competition. There is too much music and too many musicians, and the amateurs are often good enough for the public. This is healthy for culture, not so much for aesthetics, and terrible for musicians.
This means art becomes entirely a folk enterprise: the sound of the culture talking amongst itself. This is lovely in its way, but all a bit fucked if you aspire to higher quality in your subcultural group.
The market is not perfectly efficient.
The problem then is not genius works, but finding, and making, them in your chosen aesthetic vocabulary
really, i was gonna say "cry me a river" and move on but, after a closer look