because of course you must be 'good' if people are paying to fly you all over the world
you don't have to be necessarily 'good' but most of the times you have to have a 'value' (commercially or artistically or what-not) for people spending money on you... unless you have a rich patron who can afford you... like in the good ole times...
...are those of us out there who are deeply concerned with making quality music committing commercial suicide?
What is the criteria for getting musical exposure? Does it matter how well one plays, or how beautiful one's compositions are?
What does it mean to be VALUABLE in the eyes of the World, especially in the eyes of the Music Market on which we depend for our appreciation and our livelihood?