b.) Creative “passions” require downtime and people don’t pay for downtime. People are sometimes willing to pay for “creative work,” but they are less interested in paying for “the creative process,” the latter of which is well-articulated in this recent tweet from Heidi Priebe:
Musical talent isn’t just the ability to play an instrument; it’s the ability to access a specific neurological mode consistently enough to make a career out of it. It’s the strategic ability to use theory, structure, inspiration, and the support of friends and collaborators to build sensations out of sound.