#1
My dad has been working as a general sales manager for a radio station for 28 years. Ever since I told him that I want to be something like an audio engineer or a producer in music he says that I am going to work insanely hard just to get a decent life from this financially. I live in St. Louis which has an alright music scene. What I want to do is go to Berklee in 3 years when I am out of high school and maybe move to a place like Nashville or Los Angeles. Now is a job in the music industry such as a producer or a recording engineer really as narrow as my dad saying it is?
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#2
its pretty slim. but you kinda need to get lucky. One good connection can do you wonders.
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#3
Dude.. This city does NOT have an alright music scene..
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#4
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Dude.. This city does NOT have an alright music scene..



ever been to some jazz or blues clubs?


EDIT: what part of st louis do you live in anyway?
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#5
I don't live in St. Louis, I live very close. Like, thirty miles away or so. And yeah, I've been to a few of the blues and jazz clubs, I've had to use my brother's ID to get into a few of them, like when Grupo Fantasma came up to play a casino. But when you say good music scene, I thought you were referring to the ****ty local metal/indie bands..
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#6
yeah music majors usually end up working at Sheetz
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I want to do something in Film/Tv or Music.

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#8
i just don't see what I can do then. I mean there is nothing I want to do BUT music
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#9
I always thought about that. One way or the other, I will be involved in music for a career. But as far as I'm concerned, it'd be far more noble to own a record store than be involved in the actual business, ya dig?
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#10
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I always thought about that. One way or the other, I will be involved in music for a career. But as far as I'm concerned, it'd be far more noble to own a record store than be involved in the actual business, ya dig?


record stores are on the way out dude. For example, I just went to Chicago this weekend for a cards - cubs game. I always go to Virgin Records off of Michigan Avenue, a huge 2 story record store. It closed down this year. iTunes downloading bastards.
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#11
I meant more like a local record store. Like the Vintage Vinyl in Delmar. I dunno, I always liked the idea of owning a record store, it seems like I'd have more of an influence on what people listen to that way, if they pick up a record by (Insert ****ty band here), I could be like.. Well, if you like that, check this out (Insert good record that's somewhat related).

I wouldn't really be interested in how much money I made. Though, there's a few record stores out here that seem to do fairly well.. But then, I also spend a lot of money at them. For example, Music Reunion in O'Fallon.
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#12
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i just don't see what I can do then. I mean there is nothing I want to do BUT music


If music is your only ambition.... Well, Einstein used to be a violin player and gave it up for science, but if you want it that bad, then practice at least 6-10 hours a day, and make music the foundation of your life. Then play gigs, work your way up, etc.
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#13
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yeah music majors usually end up working at Sheetz

oh, don't be so hard on them... I know a few that work at starbucks
#14
I know this is kind of off topic but I live in Missouri too, 30 miles away from KC whats St.Louis like?
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#15
anyone else wanna comment on this? Maybe some music majors?


and to Sinisterx, St Louis isn't that much different from KC, i think St Louis is a little nicer with less "ganstas" but theres also nothing to do in St Louis. My brother goes to Rockhurst University so I go to KC when I help him move in and out
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