The RZA and Lindsey Stirling are examples of entertainers who know that success can be measured in many different ways and that it can come from anywhere...check out the full article in Forbes magazine.
Cilvaringz said that, "...the goal to sell Wu-Tangs' secretly recorded double album, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin (of which he produced) directly to one wealthy fan is to get people "really starting to look at … the value of music,”.
The Throwbacks: Wu-Tang Clan & Cilvaringz
Producer Cilvaringz and Wu-Tang Clans front member RZA

Lindsey Sterling, a "dancing violinist" & contestant that was voted out of America's Got Talent in 2010 made it clear that she, "didn’t have to wait for someone to invest in me...the tools were there for me to invest in myself.” Five years later, she has over 6.4 million YouTube subscribers; her latest album, Shatter Me , reached No. 2 on the Billboard charts and is grossing more than $50,000 per show.

The YouTube Sensation: Lindsey Stirling
Lindsey Stirling