Musicians struggle to survive while online streaming services offer their songs for free.
Newspapers and magazines are ditching their critics and downsizing arts coverage every day.
Advances in technology is causing problems for a whole host of architects, skilled craftsmen and the like.
Things are not looking good for many Americans that had been able to utilize their creative skills to make a living.
But how did this happen? And why should we care?
These are some of the tough questions Scott Timberg tackles in the new book Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class.