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Old 01-31-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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Worst genres to play if you're trying to launch your music career.

Okay, so we all know if you want to make it big in the music world, you usually have to bring something new to the table while still being accessible enough to appeal to the masses. So what are the genres that you will have a VERY slim chance of getting anywhere playing?

I'm thinking: Prog metal, technical death metal, deathcore, grindcore.

Anyone else?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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any of them because you have no chance of getting anywhere in music
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Surely whether the music is good or not is more important than the genre.

This is my thought. I mean, I guarantee there's a market for any type of music. The issue is whether your music is good or not.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:47 PM   #16
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Okay, so we all know if you want to make it big in the music world, you usually have to bring something new to the table while still being accessible enough to appeal to the masses. So what are the genres that you will have a VERY slim chance of getting anywhere playing?

I'm thinking: Prog metal, technical death metal, deathcore, grindcore.

Anyone else?

you may be right about grindcore but the others are just not right

prog metal, tech death and deathcore are big genres, and in the case of the first two the fanbase is generally on the lookout for new and interesting bands

donno about deathcore, but i think what you really need to be big in that scene is a hot singer
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I was kind of serious about the metal part, earlier. I have two friends that make money playing guitar. One's a session guy, and the other plays in a country band. Country cover bands and classic rock cover bands make bank. Studio stuff can also make you money if you're always available and always recording.

The thing is, though, metal bands almost never need session guys. They're usually self funded and self distributed. It's hard for metal bands to get picked up on labels.

I sessioned as a bassist around the Madison/Milwaukee area. Almost never played with a metal band, or met any that got past their album in the studio towards a bigger deal. Some were really good, too, but the problem with metal is that it all sounds sort of same-y. Most genre's do, but it's really hard to stand out as a metal band to people who don't normally listen to metal.

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