Over the last 20 years work has been reinvented, restructured, and rebooted. The top-tier and bottom level of what working means has been redefined by corporations, visionaries, technologies and individuals.
Social media has existed since the first human being set foot on earth; in the past, though, we simply referred to it as creating tribes. Today we can connect globally online, but we're still just looking for our tribe.
Most authors don't have a massive platform and brand awareness. Therefore, it makes it extra difficult to obtain a traditional publishing contract where you would get paid a "signing bonus" to write your book. But crowdfunding can change all that.
The ability for bands like Karmin to create, promote, and reap the awards of good artistry prior to a major label contract helps to illuminate just how far and fast the music business game has changed.
I was holding on to the past with a vengeance. I wanted to stay rooted in all the old forms of communication. I would not budge and you weren't going to make me. So don't even try. Then something changed. I woke up.