Re: Have I sold out?
Sell out? heck no.
There are a lot of musicians who seems successful, but really, it's only appearance. They only get by because they have a side day job, married someone with a great job, or still live at home with their parents in between tours. The music business is a tough place to make money.
There are a lot of guys walking around in their 40's and 50's working near minimum wage jobs living like in cramp apartments with multiple room mates because they spent their entire lives "not wanting to sell out." Nothing wrong with securing the ability to not have to live like that.