As a band photographer, which naturally happened after spending 6 years studying with other musicians, this is such a hard and very conflicting read for me.
Repeat: "The death of live pub music, the merger of record companies, the demise of printed music magazines.. I am trying to make a living out of a dying art. WTF!"
ALAS! As all creative fools, I refuse to give up!! Working with other creative souls has taught me so much and every time I work with another band, it only gives me more reason to do more. May the adventure continue and we can talk about it when I am old and can no longer hold a camera!