Quit my job to explore music

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  1. Banter Shack

    Banter Shack Member

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    Not that I'm not prone to taking the occasional risk. Besides, there's only 70 million active guitarists in the world. How hard can it be? :dude:
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    Just pack a sandwich the first day just to be safe. :yesway:
     
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    welcome.......good luck.....
     
  4. TheToneDig

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    Man, I will tell you this much. I know people that quit their jobs which earned quite a bit to become musicians and you know how they earn even more?

    Weddings!

    If you want to be a photographer and make some money, do you know what you do?

    Weddings!

    If you want to be a video camera person and make some money, do you know what you do?

    Weddings!

    That's your fallback if you don't make the big ticket.
     
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    :agreed:
     
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    :welcome: Steven! I must admit, your post certainly caught my attention.

    I hope you have a good wad of upload_2021-10-4_17-52-45.jpeg set aside, since life can get very expensive.

    You also may want to listen to this guy when you are confronted by the temptations around the R'nR lifestyle



    :nono:
     
  7. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    straight to the marshall forum.
     
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    Sapient   Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey, go for it. If you meet the right criteria you'll be taken care of all the way.

    :cool:
     
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    Make another post in a year, talk is cheap...at a certain point of success in order to continue in the highly controlled music industry you will very likely have to be ethically and morally compromised in a way that may be beyond your wildest imagination.
     
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    hookers and blow.
     
  11. Banter Shack

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    Funny you mention weddings, actually. I'll be going back to Vietnam when this shitdemic is over. There's a wedding every five minutes over that way. Cheers for the tip! :)
     
  12. Banter Shack

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    I've got enough to get by for a while. Plus, i'll be going back to Vietnam as soon as this mess is over. Cost of living is roughly a quarter of the UK.
     
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    spoken like a guy who's never done weddings...

    weddings are not for the faint of heart. I'd done many of them & unless I have a team, I will never do another one in my life...

    a wedding can make or break you.

    one bad bridezilla & you're ruined for life. They can own your house, car & any revenue for 3 lifetimes over...

    No thanks!
     
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    You are right. I wouldn't do one either and yes it takes a team who knows exactly what they are doing and because it is customized by what people want, you have to be able to cater to their needs on the spot. However, when it comes to getting paid somewhat on regular basis for a job, I think your chances here stand a bit better than finding venues that will take your band in and give you enough money to live from professionally. The competition there seems higher whereas because weddings are what they are, you can probably find an opening for a position within the reach of a few contacts. Nobody said it was going to be easy, but maybe easier than making the big-ticket or even medium-ticket show. :band:

    BTW, what happened with a bad Bridezilla? They sued because they thought you ruined the wedding or something? Can they win in that sort of thing?
     
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    LiveeviL2000 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the MF.
    Damn I wish I was good enough to quit my day job.
    Good luck on your musical journey. When you make the big time, don’t forget us the little people!
     
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    :welcome:aboard new MF'er! Good luck and keep us posted here - I look forward to keeping up with your musical journey!
     
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    I dunno. Not that I would be able to make a living from it, but I was offered a record contract for producing other kinds of music back in the day when I was about 18 or 19. I was honored, but turned it down. I reckoned that I wouldn't be comfortable selling my 'artistic' side. I'm an engineer and very happy doing that day in, day out. Music is the only thing that I do with the other half of my brain. :shrug:

    Would I play for money? Sure. Would I want to pursue a career doing that? I don't think so. I admire people that do, though. If you get to do what you love doing and get paid for it, that's a win/win, right.
     
  19. Banter Shack

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    I'm not really interested in mainstream success. In fact, I'm repulsed by crass commercialism.
    Don't get me wrong, I'm just about good enough to play around a campfire at the moment. However, playing the guitar makes me feel happier than anything else I've ever done. I'm playing for around 6 hours a day at the moment, but want to be playing 10 hours + from the start of next year.
     
  20. Banter Shack

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    I'm gonna be blogging and podcasting about my journey as I'm setting up interviews with experienced musicians and teachers, etc, in order to gain valuable insight firsthand. Am I allowed to post links to my content on this forum or will I be penalised?
     

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