A Letter to the Parents of Artists

Firstly, thank you. Thank you very much.

Secondly, please - enough with the ‘When are you going to get a real job?’ question.

There are so many reasons why one becomes an artist, and few are financially motivated. For non-musicians (or musician sympathisers), the life decision to undertake a career path so fraught with failure and unsurety is a puzzling one. Why would anyone want to spend decades of their life chasing an obscure dream that comes with no promises - except that it’s going to be a really hard slog?

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