Sell Out

Gwen Seemel posted this little nugget of awesome about selling out and starving artists. As I read it, it struck me that my definition of “sell out” is different. For me someone has sold out when they go against their professed ideals. When someone tells me they are for certain things and they go against those certain things to become successful by compromising their ideals. to me selling out is the opposite of success it’s conforming to whatever need comes up and doing what others expect, so you can make a buck.

What are your thoughts? What makes someone a sell out? Is selling out real?


(I want to be clear that I'm not suggesting that those of us who have a DayJob are sell outs, but people who go against their personal and voiced ideals. haveing a Dayjob is a necessity for most artists.)