#IRespectMusic and #IRespectMyself

Melissa Giges

I’ll never forget the moment when I told my mom that I wanted to pursue music as a career. She was supportive from the very beginning. My parents didn’t encourage me to go to law school, business school, or med school. It wasn’t because they didn’t think I was capable, it was because they knew it wasn’t for me. They wanted me to be happy. I’m sure deep down they also knew that making money would be difficult. One day my mom said to me, “It will be a hard road, but it will be a fulfilling one.”

Well, that is absolutely the truth! And now, more than ever. I don’t want to feel upset or angry about the direction of the music business. I want to be able to continue doing what I love and make people feel something with the music that I put out into the world…

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