Killing Itself to Live: Further Discussion
Kyle Bylin, Associate Editor
First and foremost, I wanted to thank everyone who took their time to read, comment, Digg, and tweet my latest essay: Killing Itself to Live: How the Record Industry Conceived It’s Own Demise. I was completely humbled by the resounding response of 60 tweets and 25 comments (and counting), making this my most highly shared and commented on essay to date.
More importantly though, I believe this raises the question:
In this “digital age,” where no path can guarantee success and all routes, from a major label deal to signing to an independent, or, going completely DIY, tend to have their fallbacks, how do you sustain your career as an artist without killing yourself to live?