This week Ben and Ian are joined by friend of the show Nate to discuss lingering questions and concerns about making money as an artist. But first Ian brings us this week’s headlines.
Samsung to nix bloatware in Galaxy S6 OS, report says. Pinterest ditches marketers’ links, may be planning ‘buy’ button. Robochop will make you the foam sculpture of your dreams. ROBOCHOP. Hands-On With The $199 Seek Thermal Smartphone Infrared Camera (Yes, Really Actually): This Is Amazing. This DIY Solar-Powered Death Ray Can Even Melt Metal.
Moving to the main topic of the week, Ben asks if there’s any way for an artist today to produce a piece of work and directly get money from it. Nate brings up the scarcity model as well as supply and demand. There’s a lengthy conversation about monetization from ads as well as doing things “to pay the bills.” Ben even brings up the starving artist myth and other such stereotypes about creatives that are perpetuated to keep people from paying them.
Finally all three sit down for a round of Guinness World Records trivia. Who will emerge victorious? Tune in to find out!
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