There is more than one way to boost social media rankings
Norman Lebrecht rants at certain classical musicians for buying their social media rankings from Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq. He is quite right to point out the stupidity of paying social media mills in faraway countries. Because you can boost your ranking much more cheaply using home-grown click bait - see example above.
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Forgive me if my ideals are not popular, or particularly nuanced, but I'd happily devote my life to an art removed from self-interest and commerce. Just think, as developments in artificial general intelligence proceed, much of the work we currently consider high-minded could be common in the future! Which is better: to secure a world where humanist values and great art are commonplace, or to continually pander to the lowest common denominator and let humanity be satisfied having never experienced the best of ourselves?
There is much said about how western art is dying, etcetera ad nauseam. It died long ago when we allowed this cultural and spiritual emptiness to become commonplace. My only hope is that we can educate: that we can use this ever globalising society to filter out the commercial and usher in a common appreciation for all the multiflous hues and varieties of human art and experience. I do not want to live in a world where we have sold our souls and chilled our hearts to all but the most easily digestible and the least nutritious.
Believe me, I burn with a want to see art change and I will never let expressing dissent damage my chance to make it happen.