Exposure doesn’t put food on the table.
All artists have been through this. After all what would the world be without greedy and entitled people wanting hard work to be free. And before you say giving someone exposure does not mean they are working for free, you are absolutely wrong. Unless the person doing that is extremely famous and can actually deliver on that promise, no artist should have to do that. And even then most people who are at that level would be happy to pay you anyway.
This woman however is not like that. I have seen time and time again family members wanting free stuff even though they shouldn’t even ask for a family discount. I mean, who doesn’t want to help their family members actually make money and grow their business? Most of them from what I have seen on the Internet. Although sometimes they get a taste of their own medicine and get so deep in trouble that they can’t even get out.
And you can read one such story by scrolling below and taking a look for yourself.
This story is going to be a doozy from what I can see in the title.
First we get a bit of background on what happened before everything.
She basically stole her work and paid her in exposure.
The mother was not happy after hearing her daughters side of the story, so she decided to get involved.
And that is when things really started to fall apart for Aunt Jay.
I bet she is regretting now paying the artist now.
Not only that but the story continues to get better as more things unravel.
Who in their right mind steals from their husband as well?
So basically her whole life is ruined because she refused to pay for an art piece.
This comment sums it up pretty good.
Most people would be happy to pay for all the hard work artists do.
Has the “pay you in exposure” stuff always existed at this extent or has it got out of control with the popularity of social media?
For example, all the popular travel bloggers who get free stays at hotels/do promotions on their blog for free items/service, thus is only possible because of travel blogs/instagram and social media in general. I can’t imagine what it is like for all the artists out there since anyone can now claim to give you “exposure” by sharing a one liner about your work on their social media page (that might just get glossed over and won’t be read). –rjoker103
Only exception is when you want to do it for free.
I mean performing at the Grammys would actually be a great deal.
Honestly everyone should do this from now on.
I’m thinking that maybe…just maybe she was thinking her franchise would come through (that’s assuming she was even applying for one), she could start making money and get around the “Pro Max agent” and then pay off the cards. That’s the best case I can see her doing…but I think I was always going to be screwed because I’m “just” an artist. –KindredCocaCola
What are your thoughts on this whole fiasco? Comment down below and let us know.