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Old 07-29-2012, 10:22 PM
Hellbilly Hellbilly is offline
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Default Re: Want to chase the dream...Advice?

Originally Posted by PreppieNerd View Post
I'm 21 years old, taking a few semesters off of school. The more I ponder the question of what I want to do with my life I keep coming back to music.

In addition to drums I also have a singer/songwriter project and plenty of experience with live sound, so I consider myself pretty marketable.

I am considering working really hard for 6 mos to a year saving as much as I can, then dropping everything and running after the life of a professional musician. And it's a romantic thought to move to Nashville and start digging in.

So questions:
Would it be beneficial to move to a new city? (I live in St. Louis right now, general consensus is that there is little to no appreciation for original bands)
What approach would you take?
What mistakes have you seen or made?
Anything else?
This is funny that you would ask about info on making it in the music biz, I always give this sage advice! listen to the immortal words of Bon Scot of AC/DC, It's a long way to the top if you want to Rock n Roll! everything that he sang of rang true in my career as a Professional Drummer! Ripped off, underpaid, rough and mean, all of it! but I have had the enjoyment of touring the World and meeting the coolest of people,while having the best job in the World,I am still chasing that dream and will do so until they bury me so if you want to play the game, do it professionally,with honor,and always stay grounded! I was a huge KISS fan until I met Gene Simmons, what a Loser he turned out to be! Good luck and best regards!
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