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Hey, look, we all get rejected. Particularly those of us who consider ourselves artists. It's all part of the hustle—publishers, record labels, and agents pass up rising or obvious talent for any number of reasons, if only to provide us—years later—with inspirational online content like this.

1. No Thanks, Mr. Hewson (or "Bono," or whatever).

Pop notwithstanding, U2 went on to do pretty good for themselves.
Pop notwithstanding, U2 went on to do pretty good for themselves.

Thank you for submitting your tape of 'U2' to RSO, we have listened with careful consideration, but feel it is not suitable for us at present.

We wish you luck with your future career.