Succeeding and – indeed – thriving in the music industry is hard. Real hard. Many bands out there try to eke out a living from the music they create, but very few make a decent amount of cash off their efforts.
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 providers 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.