Forget The Potholes, "Gaping Craters" Await Anyone Pursuing A Music Career
"Before we started this band, I was smug. I thought I knew it all, thought I'd heard enough horror stories and seen enough people fail to know that I could skirt round the potholes. It would be different for us. And it was – they're not potholes, they're gaping craters. But the joke's on us because we're still trying." - Secret Diary Of A Band
It's the first part of a new series being published in the UK's Guardian newspaper by an anonymous musician who will write about the trauma of trying to make it in the music industry.
"After all, there are plenty of musicians who make plenty of money, it's just that the market is oversaturated. And it certainly seems that for every perfectly thought-out "product", there are eight identical outfits, and what you end up with are four wistful, quiffed boys from Surrey who've just been dropped. Perhaps they were unlucky, perhaps they weren't good enough."