The world of the Europop instant celebrity is a cruel one. You have your one true moment of inspiration, or more likely some shadowy producer has it for you. You crib a beat and maybe a chorus and start yelling over the top. You don’t really know how to produce a track but maybe you know someone who does. Through some stroke of luck (because who knows how this stuff really works?) it becomes a hit. You don’t get rich, but you get famous for a while. Plus, a cool story to tell your future co-workers at the Cracker Jack factory. Maybe VH1 will come knocking on your door 10 years later.