My advice for artist trying to make it? First you have to decide what you want. Do you want fame? Do you want money? Do you want both? Are you more of an artist or entertainer? Im pretty happy where Im at I pretty much support my family with my art. Im not some super rich artist but Im happy! Now I have goals to grow and become more but I enjoy being low key honestly. Over looked by some but still known by some. I love being free to create what I want when I want. Im not a follower so being an industry artist would be extremely difficult for myself. Some artist would love to be super famous and rich. Well good luck with that. I chose freedom. I appreciate music as a fan and artist. We are all different Im not judging anyone. Im just giving my two cents on what makes me happy. Make no mistake about it I still would love more fans and listeners. Thats the goal to grow. So whatever you choose just make sure thats what you really want.