Sing for a living. I have, and always will, sing. But to get paid for art, especially music, this is what has to happen: Be heard by the right person. This person would be willing to sponsor me and cover expenses of writing, recording, and marketing my music, under a contract that I would pay them back and make them some money, all the while making myself money. In short, this person would want to invest in me. That's how all artists succeed; through patronage and contracts.