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Is this the best time in history to be a musician?

We live in a time when the opportunity to share and interact with musicians around the world has never been easier. The old model of distribution is fading away and people who enjoy music can pick and choose to their hearts content without anyone telling them whats hot right now.

On the other hand, making a living as a musician has in some ways become more difficult. Many of this generations consumers expect pretty much everything to be free and there's more competition than ever to capture their attention.

The opportunities for creativity are only as limited as today's musician's imaginations, but has the loss of monetary value of music as a commodity created an environment that discourages artists from making music their main focus?

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    Sep 23 2011: It's the worst possible time in history to be a musician. So much competition all around. I wish I could be sent back 134,000 years with a kazoo. I'd be worshiped.

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