Besides the great points you make about Hugh Masekela, you make me ask myself if art and music in particular are less meaningful when no investment is required.
I remember when we used to save our money up to hear music, or wait anxiously by the radio in the hope they’d play our favorite song.
Now, I have Spotify and I can listen to anything, whenever I like. Does that make my choices more or less endowed with meaning?
I don’t know.