It’s really quite interesting when you’re an artist and you come up with a concept and you complete your art with a certain direction only to be told by an industry exec that the concept can’t make money. But your initial direction was not to make money was just to make art. Got to have thick skin when you’re an artist and stay true to who you are and really know what you’re trying to present. Not everybody’s going to love what you do just as long as you do.
If you’re going to chase the rabbit, get ready to jump through hoops and become something who you’re not.
If you want to do it without the majors, make your art sell on its own so they can’t tell you shit!