Kanye is one of the craziest public people ever. He truly is.
And how were going to fight to raise the respect level for celebrities so that my daughter can live a more normal life. She didnt choose to be a celebrity. But she is. So Im going to fight to make sure she has a better life.
Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. Its my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an albums price point is. I hope they dont underestimate themselves or undervalue their art.
A friend of mine, who is an actress, told me that when the casting for her recent movie came down to two actresses, the casting director chose the actress with more Twitter followers. I see this becoming a trend in the music industry. For me, this dates back to 2005 when I walked into my first record-label meetings, explaining to them that I had been communicating directly with my fans on this new site called Myspace. In the future, artists will get record deals because they have fans—not the other way around.
Sam Street contributed to “I’m Here To Help.” This post is to thank him. Sam is a co-founder of Postmates. He’s a tech guy, and apparently he’s a film guy as well. Maybe not. Maybe he’s just a Loren guy. I don’t know the guy from Adam, but he donated to my film and that blows me away. I’ve done this fund raising thing a few times, I always never reach the goal, but it doesn’t matter. I am blown away every time anyone donates anything. This whole fundraising thing is uncomfortable for me, but while I never raise much in terms of cash, it raises something more valuable, spirit. It raises my spirit as an artist to know that a few dozen people are excited to help me make a weird little film that hopefully raises their’s as well. So thank you Sam, thank you for your support, thank you for your spirit.
With the pervasive shift of social interaction onto digital, networked platforms, and the rise of easy A/B testing of all elements of these platforms, more and more individuals with no socialization or training in experimental practices and norms get to engage in massive de facto human subject experiments, employed by organizations like Facebook that do not fall under the purview of existing laws and regulations for human subject research.