Thanks @Lt DeFault for your insight.
No it´s not easy, but to some it´s not even worth it. As a teen I wanted to be a rock star, well like alot of teens! So yeah, I played my a** off to be good, hours and hours a day for quite some years, invested a bunch of money on gear, dropped alot of girlfriends etc. you name it! Went through some bands and had a on and off dedication through out the years. I then got into the buisness and had a look from the other side (stage manager/promotor, among other duties). To make a long story short, being on the other end made me drop music and all my dreams with it! The buisness dosent care about you, your just a money machine as much, they will even bleach money with your band telling your gonna make it, and burn your band name with it. Sad story really, because it´s a form of art but that´s how sad it is in a nutshell. I don´t work for the industry any more by the way, but I still play once in awhile. Do love to listen to alot of music, that part will remain with me for sure!
While Iam not to up-to date, with the actual buisness now days, I do know that it´s alot easier to have control of your own product, compared to when I was into this. There´s alot more freedom in this aspect, but the sharks are still out there and always will be. There the ones who make the money, not the band, at least in it´s inital stages. That wont change, and yeah you need luck! In other words, be at the right place, at the right time and with the right people.
Anyway, rock on... \m/