#1
I am a junior in high school and by this time next year, I got to decide where I am going to college and a general idea of what I want to do. I want to know if any of you guys have had experiences with some possible career opportunities.

I was thinking about becoming a music lawyer. I remember there was a video or an article here a little while ago about a music lawyer and what he does. However, I cannot find this video, maybe you guys can help me out. I want to know a lot more about this profession and exactly what they do.

There is also the possibility of starting my own studio, probably in a place like Nashville, New York, or LA. However, again I know nothing about this. Also, it is probably a lot more risky considering there have got to be hundreds of studios in these places. This would also probably require a business law degree to become really successful, which wouldn't be too bad.

I want to be happy but at the same time, I want to make a decent amount of money to the point where I can enjoy music outside of work; going to concerts and spending too much money on new guitar equipment. I think it would be really cool to start a studio though. I just really would like to work side by side with some real artists.

I am also thinking about taking a road trip this summer, going around the country looking at studios, talking to owners and music lawyers. That way, I can get a few connections, maybe sit in on some sessions. I would love to visit Avatar Studios down in New York. Another plus is that my dad works at a big radio station owned by Bonneville Radio, he knows a few people as well.
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#2
I was thinking about pursuing a career in music, although I would be on the performance end of the equation.

My views have since changed though and I feel having a solid job in another field while still being able to hold down a band/jam with other players would make me most happy. I only recently came to that conclusion and I was in your position last year.

If theres something else you like, maybe study that formally and then hold some sort of music related career outside of your regular job.
#3
try starting a record label? or producing. hell you could even open up your own venue. if you get enough bands to come through you can make a lot of money having a bunch of clubs.
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I am also thinking about taking a road trip this summer, going around the country looking at studios, talking to owners and music lawyers. That way, I can get a few connections, maybe sit in on some sessions. I would love to visit Avatar Studios down in New York. Another plus is that my dad works at a big radio station owned by Bonneville Radio, he knows a few people as well.



this is a good way to start. i would recommend doing a law degree and see where that goes. you probably won't be able to focus on a particular type of law until later on in your degree, but this is not a bad thing because you might change your mind for something else which interests you more.

for the moment just do your best in school.
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studio is probably the less likely to make you successfull, just because of what you said, there ARE a good bit of studios in those places already. yours would have to be above average to get more artists to want to use your studio. but if youre willing to/know how to make that possible, go fo it.
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try starting a record label? or producing. hell you could even open up your own venue. if you get enough bands to come through you can make a lot of money having a bunch of clubs.

THis is what i want to do. not necessarily as my main career, but i know i want this to happen eventually. make a good place for local bands. And maybe connect the venue and recording studio.