The arts, in all media, have become increasingly dominated by the market. This has very severe implications both for artists and for society as a whole.
Art, music, theatre, film and writing which challenge the status quo are frequently excluded, ignored, or overwhelmed by the culture of the market. It becomes harder and more expensive to either be an artist or to be engaged in the arts. Tuition fees, cuts to public arts grants and institutions, state interference in cultural institutions are a part of this process.