Artists and Money (from Cultural Weekly) — Adam Leipzig , Cultural Weekly , Jamie Dimon — AAPEX

Friday, May 18, 2012

Artists and Money (from Cultural Weekly)

Jamie Dimon

Why are artists embarrassed
about getting money but
Jamie Dimon isn't?

By Adam Leipzig
After losing a couple of billion dollars last week with another derivative trading scheme, and apologizing (“This should never have happened”), JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon accepted his $23 million annual pay package on Wednesday.

Bankers never have difficulty taking remuneration.

Artists, on the other hand, can’t wait to apologize when they ask for cash. “Maybe my painting’s priced too high.” “Is it OK to charge $20 for my CD?” “Really, I’d be happy if someone just read my poems – they can have them for free.”

That’s verbatim dialogue from people in my workshops.

Well, my creative friends, it’s time for an attitude adjustment.


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