Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum
What I've observed is the drummers who work spend a lot of time working on networking.
Most of the better gigs are never advertised, and some touring positions with high profile artists/bands don't even have formal auditions. It all comes down to connections, and who knows whom.
So, if you want to make it in the business, my best advice is get to know everyone, and make sure everyone knows who you are and that you can deliver.
This is it, in a nutshell. Keep in mind that with a move, you may lose some impact of the networking you already have underway...just something to consider.