The singer/songwriter Serena Matthews on the personal economics of the music business:
If I made enough money from CD sales I could just be a stay at home mom and maybe focus a little bit more on music as well, but I don’t see that happening. My voice is peculiar.. my guitar skills are mediocre, at best. And my songs are too consistently sad for the radio. This leaves me saying “Hmmmm..”
If you want to buy my CD’s, I’ll sign them for you and I’ll make a wish for your happiness. I wouldn’t even ask if I didn’t really need the money right now. Honestly, I do need the money.