The democratization of media production and distribution over the last few decades has worked incredibly well. Overall, it’s a net win for society. But the downside is that everything’s now extremely crowded.
There’s a lot of money and attention out there to go around, but there’s also a lot more competition for everything.
Also: John Roderick, music promotion, market saturation, differentiation. My favorite statement from John, as quoted and paraphrased by Marco:
As a culture, we are satisfied with worse, because there’s so much more of everything.