The Long Tail | The “Pro-Am” Revolution
The Long Tail | The "Pro-Am" Revolution: "The 'Pro-Am' Revolution
One of the big difference between the head and the tail of producers is that the further you are in the tail the more likely you are to have to keep your day job. And that's okay. The distinction between 'professional' producers and 'amateurs' is blurring and may in fact be ultimately irrelevant. We make not just what we're paid to make, but also what want to make. Both can have value. Once, with high barriers to marketplace entry, only the professional work found an audience. But now those barriers are dropping. "