To see this for yourself, consider the number of musicians (as a percentage of total musicians) who can do this for a full-time living, and try to imagine a way in which this number might increase. Same goes for writers and many creative fields.
Erik Marty van Mechelen
I’m curious how this has trended in the last decade as digital distribution of music has been mainstream? Are there fewer or more musicians who can make a living from music? My guess is fewer as a percentage but more in absolute terms. But that’s just a guess. Philip Kaplan, do you know?