Not everyone who applies effort into learning a musical instrument does so with the intention to make heaps and heaps of money. Everyone says that they do it for "the love of the music". That "love of the music" can be a convenient cover for:
- Males who are looking for "enhanced opportunities" with females (see Lemmy Kilmister)
- The adulation of a crowd.
- A suitable outlet for expression that would otherwise be antisocial.
And then there are some who actually do it for the love of the music...