TRUE. And all those pseudo smart-arses going "Oooh, Flo's ultra-privileged background has nowt to do with owt - it's the MUSIC that matters! etc" can fuck right off. Of COURSE her background matters. If you do not have to waste all your creative energies, day after day, in a soul-sapping job, and do not have to scrimp and save, duck 'n' dive, and wheel and deal to afford such things as equipment and studio time in order to make music, then you are unquestionably in an unfairly advantageous position. Twenty years ago only 1% of the acts in the charts were privately-educated. Now it's 60% It also helps if your mam and pa have more connections than Clapham Junction.