If you want to become successful, then it’s always a good idea to have with some kind of a VISION, and to develop some kind of a STRATEGY to start with.
If you want to become a successful artist, then you’ll be something like an entrepreneur, and if you want to record your music, then it’s like creating a product.
Of course you want to be an artist first, but I think it’s much more interesting to become a wealthy artist than a poor one. Earning money will allow you to do all the things you always wanted to do, and having no money will prevent you from doing all of that crazy artistic stuff you’ve been dreaming of. You may hate to hear that, but money means freedom to a certain degree, at least as long as it’s not too much of it. Things can become quite awkward if you earn too much, but I don’t think that’s your problem at this point already.