What do you think about what Shirky writes there?
For this section, I think that Shirky was trying to say that the big named people, in this case TSE, is trying to feed off the success that the smaller people, in this case the cleaning ladies, make. It is basically a way to say to the smaller people, Hey i helped build your career now you should pay me for helping you get to the top. the same goes for the music industry as well. Its all to just make a profit.