#1
Hi Pit,

i understand i need a job to get strings and to well..eat.
But which should i take seriosly. Being in a band is what i love to do i love making music. Or should i spend my time going to college and follow a normal career

Opinions ideas?
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#3
Go to college. You will not make a living in a band.
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#5
Ummmm...

We can't give you a website if it's our opinions...

And yeah, you can do both
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#6
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Can't you do both?


This. You might not have as much time for music but you need the money.
#7
I'd go for a job first. You can't live out on the streets like a hobo, TS.
Or maybe you can.
#9
Jobs come and go. If you love something, you'll be miserable without it. Don't quit your job or anything, but if it comes to moving ahead in a company or being happy, I'd gladly stick to the mail room.
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Go for the job,is the band gonna pay you're bills Etc.?
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#11
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Can't you do both?


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#12
I've asked myself the same question, but I really think it's either one or the other. If you want to play music professionally, and tour all the time and really try to make it then you need to do everything you possibly can to do that. If you fail you're right where you left of just a little older, and maybe you'll have a lot of fun and experience a lot of things while you try to follow a dream. There's nothing wrong with that, and there is a career in music, don't listen to anyone's negativity.
#13
by choosing not to go to college, you're limiting your own potential. you can pursuit a career in music WHILE going to college, and indeed a more fruitful one because you'll be equipped with a greater degree of world knowledge enabling more profound artistry. or, believe it or not, you could even find something that excites you MORE than music in college.

alternatively, you could stay home from school and tour with your band or whatever using only the experiences you've had up to this point, which would be a poor foundation to start with and, consequently, produce shittier tunes.

right now is your time to cultivate ideas and perspectives which you can use to refine a vantage point of your own and THEN express it through music. don't jump the gun, there is no hurry. the quality of your art, i can assure you, will be compromised if you decide to rush into things. don't let the opportunity pass; the value of education cannot be overstated.
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#14
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I've asked myself the same question, but I really think it's either one or the other. If you want to play music professionally, and tour all the time and really try to make it then you need to do everything you possibly can to do that. If you fail you're right where you left of just a little older, and maybe you'll have a lot of fun and experience a lot of things while you try to follow a dream. There's nothing wrong with that, and there is a career in music, don't listen to anyone's negativity.


Yeah sure there's a career but it's tiny and you will NEVER earn much. You can quite easily do both.
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#15
Quote by dillonjh41
I've asked myself the same question, but I really think it's either one or the other. If you want to play music professionally, and tour all the time and really try to make it then you need to do everything you possibly can to do that. If you fail you're right where you left of just a little older, and maybe you'll have a lot of fun and experience a lot of things while you try to follow a dream. There's nothing wrong with that, and there is a career in music, don't listen to anyone's negativity.

If you're not studying at an Ivy league school or doing an intensive degree, then you can do both. I have so much time after college to write music but no recording gear. And if you don't live in a dorm, then you have even more time to yourself or band mates.
#16
JOB!!!!


Go to college and get a degree. Then get a job and work on your music. At least you have something to fall back on if the music career doesn't work out (which the odds are against).
#17
Hit the books. Both school and music...study theory until your eyes bleed. Besides, you never know who you'll meet there. I love music, but I also know it never hurts to learn. Plus you won't be in school 24 hours a day, you'll have time for a band or whatever.
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but college, focus mainly on that

#19
Only take your band more seriously if it can pay your bills.
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#20
Why don´t you do a degree in music AND have a band?
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#21
I'm doing all of those man. College, multiple bands, and work. It's tough, but you could do it if you stayed on track. But I'll tell you, put college first. Then work. Then the band. No other order.