The general public has more freedom to be who they are, to go where they want, and to express their concerns, but not those individuals with much money living behind hedge houses or sleeping in hotels from city to city or country to country due to tours. If they should get the courage to say or do something that is impactful to society, so much in fact, that the people rally for change, the artist is punished sometimes with death or in other ways. Their addictions are exposed and are encouraged so that one's mind slowly dies while the body follows.
Various mind treatments are used to program what owners want while deprogramming is used to systematically remove the artist's God-given abilities. If the intention of one's Creator was to use talents to free a people in bondage or to overthrow one's Master/government leader(s) organization's founder, etc. by the time man's potions, pills, and treatments take hold, there is nothing left but a robot.
Don't believe every media story about an artists' downfall from gun charges to tax evasion, truth be told their was a puppet master who orchestrated the whole event to control one's puppet strings.