Yet, here I am
I woke up today and answered emails from artists and managers. I planned my impending move to Los Angeles. I scheduled some phone calls with people I could #network with, since my father is not Drake.
It's hard work, and it's stressful, and it's easy to second-guess it all, but allow me to go back over some of the points made in this post with a more positive outlook:
Money is not the key to happiness. Artists are just as crazy to work with as students, or patients, or clients, or customers. Overtime work doing something you love doesn’t feel like overtime at all. Politics appear in every industry, and I’m counting my blessings that I do not work in government. Egos are necessary for leaders. Location-freedom isn’t something to complain about when your choices include America’s most exciting city, or never-ending sunshine. Antiquated as it might be, the music industry has made serious strides to adapt in these past few years. Stability is boring. Opinions make for better music. Competition is what keeps us on our toes and what maintains forward progress in business.
There are plenty of reasons not to work in the music industry, but if you love it, it will all be worth it.