Proprietor and Chairman Emeritus of The Naughty Palace
I like listening to little known, but very talented music artists that have not yet "broken out" into the mainstream.How many "very talented music artists" actually "break out into the mainstream" anymore? Any amount of above-average singer/songwriter abilities are not in demand currently. You need a bangin' tight teenage body & a pretty face to match (unless you're Gaga, then the face part is negotiable by marketing the costumes & makeup & hair weirdness instead.) Some music company svengali will hire someone to bequeath you a dubstep or hiphop beat and up-up-and-away you go into pop music stardom. People toiling with guitars in coffee shops will be waiting tables until they die. Sad but true.