oh god, reading through the rest of the thread and sub-threads. classic case of makes insulting accusation, receives insulting reply, acts all shocked and hurt. fucking hate that.
appreciate the sentiment of standing up for music journos writing for free but i’m well aware that most music journos don’t get paid because most music sites don’t make any money. it’s good and right to stand up against the ‘for exposure’ attitude when it’s coming from those who can afford to pay but see art or copy as something they don’t need to pay for. using it against music sites and publications that are only just staying afloat isn’t really the battle to pick.
in my experience contributors to most sites are well aware of the financial circumstances and choose to continue if they enjoy doing it. i’d love to get paid for writing but know that the site i write for wouldn’t be able to continue existing if that were the case.