WHAT IS A MODERN PIRATE?
The term Modern Pirate represents the challenges artists face in today's digital age—navigating uncharted waters, seeking opportunities, and contending with a competitive and sometimes lawless environment. Similar to pirates of old battling changing tides, artists confront a rapidly evolving industry, artistic trends, and intense competition for recognition and compensation. They also grapple with protecting their work from exploitation, paralleling pirates safeguarding their treasure from rivals. The artist's struggle mirrors the resourcefulness of pirates securing their loot amid obstacles, as they negotiate fair compensation, tackle copyright issues, and navigate complex contracts. In this metaphor, artists embody modern pirates navigating the creative industry's turbulent seas to claim, protect, and rightfully earn recognition and rewards.