When Mozart needed money, he groveled before the nobles. Were he alive today, he wouldn’t even have to kneel.
Assuming he had access to the Internet, all the poor composer would require is a Kickstarter account, through which he’d stand to find a pool of donors larger than all of Central Salzburg.
Or of Greater Cleveland, for that matter. For yes, artists here are joining the global movement known as “crowd-funding,” side-stepping middle-men in favor of direct exchanges with the public.
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