"Ever wonder why a music manager may have one hugely successful and famous artist on his/her roster, and then a dozen more that no one has heard of?  In this industry, you can do all of the right things at all of the right times and have a completely different outcome than a musician who is similar to you.  It's guaranteed, actually.  Superstardom is for the very few who in addition to doing all the right things at all the right times had the rare fortune of both magic and luck.  If you truly can't make peace with the fact that the odds of superstardom are not in your favor, keep music as a hobby and resist the urge to engage business professionals who can never meet your expectations.  If you can keep it real, embrace the simple fact that artistically evolving and sustainable careers can be wonderfully satisfying.  But keep the dream alive.  It's worth every minute."