Let's be honest. The music business is mostly about selling things. Of course, selling records is or was a big part of it. For that you need to buy recording studio time. A recording studio that has to buy state of the art gears. You have to buy seven dollar guitar strings to put on your two thousand dollar guitar that will be held by your twenty-five dollar strap. Your talent will then pass through a thirty dollar cable to end in a four thousand dollar amp easily paid by an 48 month plan. Life is good.