The labour theory of value says the value of a product should be determined by the amount of labour expended on it. If that was true, music would be very, very expensive to buy. But it’s almost free these days.
So how do we reconcile the countless hours of behind-the-scenes work that goes into every little 3-minute song on an album? In this episode, I interview musicians Nick MacLean and Jordi Comstock about the the invisible labour of music making.