"Citing my remarks, Neil says that I make the music industry sound like
Goskontzert. And so it looks as if I'll have to sweep away the last
scraps of disillusionment. The culture industry IS like Goskonzert, only worse. It's structure is hierarchical, and not dissimilar to the models of iconostatsis that the Politburo inherited from the Orthodox Church to impose its stature and codify its authority. Only the chips are different - money instead of favors - but the distribution of power
among a select few, most of whom know nothing about music and plenty
about business, is no different "
"The culture industry is like a highly magnified version of the stratified class system we function in at large - the very small top percentage take it all, everyone else gets fucked. The film industry is the one aspect that has been unionized for a long time, but if you're self-producing or not working for a big studio, there are major barriers there too."
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