If you have not seen Ken Burns Jazz documentary I suggest you do so. You can get it from your library.
It gives you a great overview of the trials and tribulations artists of all stripes go through with getting their art out. Writers, actors, painters, poets, musicians and photogs…most of them all have frustration in common. Frustration is distributing their art.
Usually there is not much frustration in doing art, the problem comes when we wish to make our art available to the world. The documentary shows what the artist goes through to share their art with others.