Succeeding and – indeed – thriving in the music industry is hard, real hard. Many bands out there are trying to eek out a living from the music they create, but very few make a decent amount of cash off their efforts. As in sustaining the operation.
And we are usually not talking bad quality music neither, mind you: Often this is really good stuff coming my way from little known bands. Amazingly good.
The same goes – by the way – with reviewers and other suppliers of added services. So here many of them often find themselves between a rock and a hard place as far as paying the bills is concerned. [...]