The Power of Your likeness as An Artist
Life is all about compound interest. The more you put in the more you will get out of it. The more you put into your music the more you will be able to extract from it. Not only from such things as streams, concert sales and merch. You will also be able to leverage your star power to brands.
You can leverage your organic reach from all social media platforms to brands to be able to obtain sponsorships and apparel.
You have to be able to think outside the box and be able to think about how you can leverage your work and reach. Longevity is key when creating any kind of content as a artist.