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#1
I will be packing my shit up with my bandmates this winter and driving to Los angeles to start a new life. Not exactly sure if we are gonna be in the heart of LA or an outskirt. time to pursue music like ive always wanted too....

thoughts?
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#2
You won't get far calling it Los Angelos.
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#4
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#7
where exactly are you coming from?
Other than that be prepared for:

1. Insane rent
2. Very bad neighborhoods(as you'll most likely live there in pursuit of cheaper housing)
3. No one giving an ant's turd about you
4. Rough People
5. Another 5 thousand bands doing what you're trying to do

Otherwise...


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having a mayer night. is there a reason why he shouldn't be?


In other words, starting a meme.
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#11
Are you Megadeth? No? Then why are you going to Los Angeles?
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#12


"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

According to the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, "there are more artists, writers, filmmakers, actors, dancers and musicians living and working in Los Angeles than any other city at any time in the history of civilization."

Now don't take this as me trying to dissuade you, I am a firm believer in pursuing your dreams, but know that to make a name for yourself you must stand out above the rest, and never lose sight of what you're trying to do. Good luck, I hope you deserve it.
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#13
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Are you Megadeth? No? Then why are you going to Los Angeles?



the music scene is pretty big in LA, I could go to a show like every other day here, I see why he's doing it, but that doesn't mean it was thought out
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the music scene is pretty big in LA, I could go to a show like every other day here, I see why he's doing it, but that doesn't mean it was thought out



I can go to a show every other night where I am (Ottawa Ontario Canada), doesn't mean I want to set up my band here. Although I could, but metal isn't the biggest here.

I guess it depends what kind of music he plays. I wouldn't go there without a plan or even a contact to a venue at least. Shit can be hard if you are new to a city and have no clue where to go from there.
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I can go to a show every other night where I am (Ottawa Ontario Canada), doesn't mean I want to set up my band here. Although I could, but metal isn't the biggest here.

I guess it depends what kind of music he plays. I wouldn't go there without a plan or even a contact to a venue at least. Shit can be hard if you are new to a city and have no clue where to go from there.



hmm...for some reason I don't quite believe that


but either way he's probably has the illusion that shit is like in the movies here and he's gonna be on the fast lane to success, but once that 1100+ rent is due(for a small two bedroom as well) he might start thinking a little different
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since that promise was broken

i dont make promises any more
#17
Native Californian here.

LA is a shithole.
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#19
Native New Yorker here.

La sucks.
Most of the important things


in the world have been accomplished


by people who have kept on


trying when there seemed to be no hope at all
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hmm...for some reason I don't quite believe that


but either way he's probably has the illusion that shit is like in the movies here and he's gonna be on the fast lane to success, but once that 1100+ rent is due(for a small two bedroom as well) he might start thinking a little different



Believe what? I can go to a show just about any night? Didn't say it all had to be in one genre

That and i don't go to many local shows haha
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#21
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Native New Yorker here.

La sucks.



But we don't have those weird NY accents do we? Just admit it people we are the pinnacle of what a USA citizen should be


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Believe what? I can go to a show just about any night? Didn't say it all had to be in one genre

That and i don't go to many local shows haha


The funny thing is that I knew that was going to be your justification
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since that promise was broken

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#24
I was going to do the same thing ; for music as well. You're gonna wanna live outside of LA/Hollywood dude it's crazy expensive for nothing. I'm steal acquiring all the major pieces of gear I want before I head to LA! Have thick skin. Dream Big.
#26
LA sucks in the general suburbs part of town. Downtown is meh, might find some interesting stuff there at times though. Go hang around sunset, its not as good as it used to be but its still ok. Hollywood is a must, heck even Beverly hills if you got the money. In general, the Burbank area is pretty nice, check it out. The outskirts arent too bad either, if you like the loneliness type of feeling.

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#28
Travelin' Los Ang'les way?

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#29
LA's music industry is filled with only the best of the best. If you screw up once, no one will ever do business with you again. Whether it's production, business, or performance, I don't see how you'll stand a chance at all unless you are already very skilled and knows how to network.

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#30
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I'm steal acquiring all the major pieces of gear I want before I head to LA! Have thick skin. Dream Big.

Purchasing them works just as well.
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#31
Here's a tip:

Los Angeles is German for "Whale's vagina."
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#36
California is a drowning pool.
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#37
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where exactly are you coming from?
Other than that be prepared for:

1. Insane rent
2. Very bad neighborhoods(as you'll most likely live there in pursuit of cheaper housing)
3. No one giving an ant's turd about you
4. Rough People
5. Another 5 thousand bands doing what you're trying to do

This, this and again, this.

Big cities are tough, especially as musicians. Why are you moving to L.A.? These days with the internet, if you're good, you can create a following without having to move to a crazy place like L.A.
And if you can't even create a decent following on the internet, what makes you think that moving to L.A. will improve your chances?
#38
I have family out there. It's really beautiful, and I MUCH prefer it over NYC, but making a living will be hard. I guarantee it. It's kind of sad, but you won't improve your chances of success much by living there as others have already mentioned the steep competition.

Plus the job market is terrible in the area. Because of that, finding a job should be priority number one.

I will say that there's nowhere quite like it though; it's worth going just to live there and be a part of the culture for a while (or while you can).

^Coreysmonster is right. You might actually be better off living somewhere cheap for a while (though not too far off from a city) and building a following through the internet. It's honestly the easiest and best way to become known.
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#40
Good luck to you. Don't let anyone tell you that the chances of succeeding are slim.


They are, but thinking about it will just make you sad!
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