Originally Posted by Popbott
What I can't appreciate is your negative attitude towards struggling artists.
You made that up, I don't have one.
I support a few struggling artists I know.
I have a negative attitude to some artists I've worked with who took 2 - 3 years between albums. As I was there and you weren't, I reported that a lot of that time was spent on the Playstation, partly to avoid committing new material to tape then having to play it to the record company.
None of these artists were 'struggling' financially. Actually it was the bass player, drummer, second guitarist who were waiting for the songwriter to commit that were 'struggling'. Hence my post.
But anyway, back to crufty
I don't routinely hang out with DJ's and dance artists, but I know a few. The ones I know all make more money remixing, dj-ing, programming compilations, and hosting radio shows than what they make with their original material.
Almost all musicians I know (across any genre) are diversifying to make a living, teaching, film and ad scoring etc....