I have no problem with taxing "paid" employees making millions in salary. Leave businesses alone. I worked in Hollywood for years.
Here's the underlying problem with the artist crowd. You can talk about the "struggling" artists working as waiters or some other menial job; waiting for their big break. Most of them get their "break" in their early or mid-twenties; they become superstars before their thirties!
They then command multi-million dollar contracts ($5M to $20M) per picture. They "work" a typical 60 days for their time.
The average superstar or even second tier "artist" worked in the real world for less than a decade. Their wealth to time is excessive and they believe all wealth creation is just as easy and instantaneous.