03. October 2013 · Comments Off on Hah! · Categories: Read Online

… there is a deeper fault with Mr. Hewett’s outrage. It is revealed when he asks: “Why does a musician need to be ‘compensated’ for doing what he/she loves?” What a painfully ignorant question. It can be asked of anyone whose profession involves an activity that seems enjoyable. Athletes, actors, and designers come to mind. Should they all work for free?

Come to think of it, writers fall into the same camp. I presume Mr. Hewett doesn’t seek payment when submitting columns for publication — after all, he clearly likes to write.

Of course, the proper end to the letter would have been “even if he is not very good at it.” But that might reduce the chances for publication…


If you want to read Mr. Hewett’s article go here.

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