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.