All in all, music is an art, not a business. I never made music to make money. I have recorded albums with my own money (band funds from playing shows) and been on multiple self-sustained tours. I never made any money from it and usually ended up paying out of personal finances in addition to the band funds. None of that ever bothered me. It's about spreading a message for me. And it just so happens the Internet is about the best way mankind has ever invented to spread a message.