"If you don't design your own artistic career plan, or if you fail to enlist someone reputable and experienced to co-create one with you, chances are you'll just arbitrarily fall inside the scope of some other musician's career plan, or maybe randomly leak inside the scope of some executive's plan; and guess what those people will have planned out just for you?  Not much.  If you solely rely on others to create your career, the likelihood of a win on your part is utterly nonexistent."