I would be hard pressed to find anyone in my life that isn’t connected to an artistic pursuit. Before entering graduate school for publishing, I was a professional actor and spent many years entrenched in the performing arts. I’m engaged to a musician and some of my closest companions are actors, dancers, writers, and visual artists. There tends to be a lot of confusion among my peers about how to support themselves in their chosen artistic industry without sacrificing their sensibilities. Topics of discussion include: Do I need an agent? Is this article click bait? Would licensing this song for a car commercial be considered selling out?