This piece in the Guardian promises to be the first in a series where an anonymous band tell all the ugly truth about what went wrong in their quest for success – it may well be worth keeping an eye on.

More interesting than that is the thread of comments that it has attracted – and what they tell us about the aims of musicians.

The general themes can be split into two:

1. That ‘making it’ isn’t the point. Make music, create art for the process and let it take you where you will; and

2. If ‘making it’ is the point, then the DIY model is starting to show true success and some artists are now truly cheiving success without the old model.

Read the comments here!