It's not often I agree with everything you say in a post TRB but I think I do this time!
I agree with him on one level, but totally disagree on another.
You’re talking about the "music business" here, with which I have nothing to do with.
I appreciate a good "show" and appreciate how much money goes into them.
Some artists are in one camp or another, art or pure business, some straddle the line, and take from both camps.
For me, money has no connection with music, it’s totally unnecessary, as for a show, I can do that, it comes naturally, simply because I don’t care, if you asked me to play on a stage in front of 500,000 people, I could do that and keep them entertained, but it hasn’t got anything to do with my desire to make money, I’m not in business to make money, I’m in business to make music.
As I keep saying, it’s all a matter of context, some people can manufacture substance out of nothing, others have substance and no need to manufacture a product.
Music is not a business, it’s a gift from heaven that is often abused and misused, to our peril, it is magic, you can choose to practice black, or white.