A very hoarse Brian Felsen, president of CD Baby, interviewed Martin Clive Atkins, author of one of our favorite “industry” books—Tour:Smart. As a drummer and session player, Atkins is best known for his work in post-punk and industrial groups including Public Image Ltd (PiL), Ministry, Pigface, and Killing Joke. Atkins is also an honorary board member of the Chicago-based nonprofit organization Rock For Kids.

In this clip, Martin explains why “quitting your day job” is no longer the measure of talent and success. In fact, it is often times beneficial to your music career to still have other employment. Why? Check out the video above.

What do you think? Is quitting your day job for music a smart sacrifice or more like financial suicide? Let us know in the comments section below.