Sage Advice: #1 – Why Do People STAY In The Music Business?

they may start because they love music, or because of some weird happenstance. But they STAY for one reason only…

“You know why people stay in the music business, Jack?
Ego.
E. G. O.
Oh, they may start because they love music, or because of some weird happenstance. But they STAY for one reason only — Ego.”
— Jane Friedman.

Jane Friedman was a NY publicist, Patti Smith’s manager, and someone who really loved music. She taught me a valuable lesson during my first months in the music business.