At the risk of sounding like an old man yelling at kids to stay off my lawn, I kinda agree with Jack on this one. I’ve addressed dozens of gatherings of young musicians with more-or-less the same message: “Just because you make music doesn’t mean you deserve to be heard. You gotta work really, really hard and get really, really lucky. And above all, you need LOTS of talent and write nothing but GREAT SONGS. No one owes you anything. Ever.”
In an interview with Dan Rather, Jack White says much the same thing. Read more at Wondering Sound.