Scott Timberg, an arts journalist and author of the CultureCrash blog on ArtsJournal, has a new book out called… Culture Crash. It’s Scott’s attempt to look at how the digital revolution has impacted artists. The tagline of the book – “The Killing of the Creative Class” – gives you an idea of what he thinks has happened.
His premise is that artists are having a more and more difficult time making a living from their work. Ultimately, he thinks, without viable ways of supporting themselves, artists will top making art and do other things. We, as a society will be impoverished by this. We sat down to talk about the book last month in LA. Have a listen: