The problem is that you ARE NEVER THE RIGHTFUL OWNER OF MUSIC.
Tell that to the idiots who think they are the owners of it.
Seems no matter how many times it's beaten into their heads they still never give up believing it. I guess they hope of they continue everything will suddenly change one day and be perfect copyright ponies & rainbows...
Then at some point we're supposed to turn that off. Don't do what that other person is doing. That's stealing their ideas. Coping is bad. Anything you do must be wholly original and unlike anything that has ever existed before.
Yep, it happened to me when I was little, I grew up being told sharing is good and then I turned 10 or so and was gang raped by artistocrats cause I copied something to make fanart That I showed them without permission.
What was really funny about it, I did use their material better than they did, much MUCH better, and I did a whole LOT more with it, too.
I've also made totally original stuff before, it failed... badly.
Why? Cause I couldn't tell anyone what it was supposed to be, I had to invent whole new terms and words and everything to describe things, it was set in alien environments with extremely alien creatures nobody knew.
Totally original, and totally useless, because nobody could understand.
Art is *useless* without understanding, without some sort of background, a feeling, a memory, some something or other to give it strength.
It's like why would I have a couple of random noname nobody businessmen fighting over a sack of coins to some yahoo singing a money song they pulled out of their arse when I can have Mr Krabs and Scrooge McDuck fighting over the same sack of coins with Pink Floyd's "Money" song in the background?
Which do you think will get more attention? More hits on the search engines? More understanding? I don't think I need to tell anyone who those two characters are, nor what that song is.
Same that I don't need to tell anyone what the sun is, the sky is, the sea is .etc
Everyone is way too much for me, my stuff in unorthodox, I have gone my whole knowing no one else likes it but me, to suddenly have everyone and their grandmother liking it... I'd probably have a heart-attack. But I will settle for a healthy fanbase.
Money? I already live a life of luxury, how else you think I can be on the internets everyday doing little else than trolling, playing video games and watching/making YouTube Poops all day?
I learned one thing in life quick and that is: I can be the richest person in the world with a money bin out back and still be empty of the things money can't buy.
I've made several videos, sure, they *are* YouTube Poops and technically crap pasted together, still, there are many worse videos which have millions of views and comments.
My one with the most probably has like.... I dunno... About a thousand views?
I've made art before, and I struggled to get like ten people to see it, of the ten I would be lucky if one bothered to comment, if they did it was undoubtfully going to be a variation of "it sux" or "lol kool".
I guess you can buy views, and comments, and fans, and friends, and even love, but they aren't genuine. Even the naturally found ones aren't genuine 95% of the time.
Perhaps if money could buy genuinity, trustworthiness, love, acceptance, friendship... Maybe I would consider.
"Definitive art of our time"? Would be nice... But I am too different, my ideas no one will adopt, I am practically a culture all to my own, I want to see my ideas passed along and accepted. But there's always some second choice everyone else picks, if not, they'll make one.
People want familiarity, not difference, I am different, they don't want me, or my ideas.
It's just as Nina Paley said:
I write this not to be “original,” but to share what I perceive as true. I share an idea because I am lonely. The less my reality is reflected back to me, the lonelier I become. I want to find “my people,” people who can see what I see, who know what I know. Because the arguing gets tiring.
I agree with you that artists should be paid but there is no law to give me what I ask, no services to aid me (Infact they only seem to help those who are already big & bloated with exposure) and not a single clue of what to do except continue to live with it and work on my project day after day wondering if anyone's gonna like it all or if it's even gonna to be worth my time to make.
Here I stand, unknown, unwanted, (Spiritually?) poor as dirt & having to deal with the restrictions corporate queens fattened on mhoney and their buzzing assortment of artistocrats force on me and my kin.
I've come to learn that the sob story I just recited is actually pretty common. (Though worded differently, of course) I think that is a bigger problem than a few pennies.
All I can tell you now is that it will be called "Dimension Zerone" which is currently in a late alpha stage. I'd pretty much have to try and describe it in words, it's a large project and I'd easily go on for a short novel.
A few more pieces in place and it will enter early beta; heavy-concept art/storyboarding time, then I'll be able to show you something.
I realize all I have now is my written word, and it is frustrating, but I have no intention of giving up now cause I ain't got nothing to show yet, one of these days this loudmouth will have more than wind.