|Originally posted by Derosas |
You make success sound lame man. I would rather have time to produce than make tons of money. I need a place to dump all my creative energy. screw a "good" job if it takes up your whole life.
ugh... and how do you intend to pay for all the gear? Or rent? Or food?
Q: "What do you call a musician without a girlfriend?"
Do you think that shranz pays the bills???? HAHAHAHAHAH!!!! I know plenty of professional musicians who play day in and day out, for 8 hours a day at least. They make a lousy living - for studio musicians, maybe 40K a year, if they are lucky. If you want to produce your own stuff and you're "electronic" - you might as well forget about it. Most of producers in Trance started out as part time, and only after successful track (and money to go with it) you can consider taking some time off to do "your thing". There's no way in hell I'd dump my full time job to be a full time musician, unless I had my wife to support me. Which is, sadly, not the case. Even then, I'm not sure I'd be happy knowing that I might never make it.
For me, music is just a hobby for now - it's a way to get away from it all and keep me sane. But at the same time, I notice that my job suffers, I don't spend enough time with my loved ones, and I had dumped an obscene sum of money into my so-called "studio". I gave myself until the end of the year to see at least one fruit of my labor. If that doesn't happen, I'm dumping all my hardware and keeping just the basic things needed to operate in a software realm and do it at my leisure without any expectations of success.
It's a tough business to make in - just take a look how much music is surfacing nowdays. How many tallented producers don't get signed and those that do, get pennies. My buddy manages a GC and produces Industrial in his spare time. He was signed to a label for 3 years, produced 2 albums and made a grand total of $17,000! Meanwhile, his gear cost him close to $30,000 and he didn't work in that time.
What does that tell you?
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