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A Culture Addicted to FREE—How FREE is Poisoning the Internet & Killing the Creatives


Can you as a creative make a living in the ‘publicity economy’, working strictly for exposure, hoping somehow working for free will get you your ‘big break’? Should you have to give away your work? Author Kristen Lamb makes the case for artists, musicians, and authors saying no to working for free and instead creating a new paradigm shift. Important reading…

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Image used with permission from the creator Ira Gelb. Image “Not for Sale” used with permission from the creator Ira Gelb who’s an activist in stopping Human Trafficking but authorized this image for use outside.

It’s funny, at various junctures I’ve felt propelled to tackle certain topics, even when that made me very unpopular. My biggest leviathan to date has been this notion of artists being expected to work for free, and I believe the reason that this topic is weighing so heavily on me is that, for the first time in years I’m no longer enthusiastic about our future.

In fact, I’m downright frightened, because of THIS.

I Feel Sick

Yesterday morning on my Facebook, a friend shared this open letter to Oprah Winfrey from a local performer in the Bay Area, Revolva, whose act caught the attention of mega-icon Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah was holding The Life You Want conference and the producers contacted Revolva to see if she…

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