...music is not an "Industry". It is art form, it's natural human endeavor. It has never been a way of getting rich until this past century and the development of recording devices that have allowed music to become a commodity. Fuck the "star making machinery."
Making music, making art is not a career -- it's a lifestyle. At least that is the way it used to be and the way it should be. We used to be able to go to Sears and Roebucks and buy any variety of guitars, banjos, fiddles and pianos. Not no more -- because music has been industrialised, and materialised.
Here's the 'riginal link to www.latimes.com
Music is what you make of it.........