Reznor's point is straight forward and easy to understand. Bottom line is, master music & online tools, work hard, deliver something good - and sell something unique other than music. Because you can't rely on selling (recorded) music in itself. Music is ubiquitous. And it's free. Cash is about extras.
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Writing a text means you have to search for suitable pictures to accompany your text. There is no way to avoid it. Because you need images. This post explains why you need images. More importantly it’s a guide for how to find the ones that attract your audience.
Is this provocative to ask? Well, yes. No. Depends on. Nobody has the skills to be creative in every field. Or is there a sculptor in your band who is perfect in weaving tapestries, writing scripts for plays at the Old Vic, and at the same time artfully handling his stock shares himself and piling up his riches at the Caimans?