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Old 13th March 2012 | Show parent
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by rack gear View Post
that is completely, totally, and factually not true. the pie is less than half the size it was.

Music's lost decade: Sales cut in half in 2000s - Feb. 2, 2010

Yep, I guess you're right. Might as well become insurance sales employees.

Originally Posted by rack gear View Post
Are they supporting themselves with a professional career with those smaller slices? I doubt it. Billy didn't have a day job...
Yes/No. Some of them had professional jobs that they were sick of, and finally saw an outlet. They backed off because they realized there were ways to finally make a little bit of supplemental income off music.

Some of them deliver flowers, and still do, but now they also have a little bit of money coming from music, with a trip to the mailbox.