Quote Hugh Robjohns:
I want to encourage those people, while simultaneously discouraging those without the right attitude. Your comments, and all those similar preceding ones, do the latter very well, but not the former. Let's encourage and empower those who will succeed us one day!
Yes, but two points:
- when saying there wasn't a viable recording industry, I should have qualified that as the "big studio/rich investing label" industry that served the once-burgeoning 'pop' industry, which appears to be the aspiration of most of the Music Tech course fodder. As you both point out, in the wake of that industry, there are innumerable other ways of 'getting involved' in music & media in slightly different directions, and that was my point too really - widen your definition of "success"
- the negative comments simply won't put off the ambitious people at all. If this sort of talk puts them off, they are almost by definition not going to make it, coz there is far worse dissuasion to come!