Artists make money by selling their art. Or maybe they make money by performing it. Or selling merchandise. Elvis Costello says his art costs too much, and you shouldn’t pay for it.
Elvis Costello (née Declan Patrick MacManus) is a musician. You probably know his work, both because Elvis Costello had a string of radio hits once upon a time and because he’s branched out in so many directions that almost anyone who listens to music would almost have to have heard his stuff.