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Jesse
post Oct 22 2008, 06:09 PM
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Okay, I've decided that I only want to be a musiscian really, not a lame office job (can be nice when earnign over 1 million a year) But just playing guitar with my band:D

Problem is, HOW THE HELL AM I GOING TO GET BLUES ROCK TO THE MAINSTREAM?
I mean, Poppy stuff like mentioned earlier is bigger buisness, like the Jonas Brothers. I know there aren't any tricks to help you succeed but does anyone have any tips? All I would play is AC/DC style mixed with Stevie type blues... really great music! Problem is, people don't want an album with pure blues songs like some SRV style songs and then hardrock.. How am I going to accomplish this?biggrin.gif


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post Oct 22 2008, 06:41 PM
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Do it for the music not for the money because believe me - you will never make the money you want out of music. Being a wealthy musician is like winning the lottery, the chances are slim - in fact very slim. Even if you're a prodigy it takes a lot of luck. Do it because you love it and prepare to sacrifice everything for it (something I'm struggling to do).

SRV style blues has been done a million times, AC/DC style is already burnt out with the masses... my suggestion is forge your own sound, something unique and fresh and MAYBE just MAYBE you might find some success!
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post Oct 22 2008, 06:45 PM
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QUOTE (fatb0t @ Oct 22 2008, 07:41 PM) *
Do it for the music not for the money because believe me - you will never make the money you want out of music. Being a wealthy musician is like winning the lottery, the chances are slim - in fact very slim. Even if you're a prodigy it takes a lot of luck. Do it because you love it and prepare to sacrifice everything for it (something I'm struggling to do).

SRV style blues has been done a million times, AC/DC style is already burnt out with the masses... my suggestion is forge your own sound, something unique and fresh and MAYBE just MAYBE you might find some success!

good words right there, Yeah, Id describe myself as lynyrd skynyrd boogie mixed with hard rock elements, bluesy soloing with fast runs (soon:D) and a bit of well heck! I don't know:D I wonder how tokio hotel did it, they suck but they get lots of money!

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post Oct 22 2008, 08:41 PM
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You will get it into mainstream if you work hard, and become a superb songwriter. Good songs are always the key.


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post Oct 22 2008, 08:48 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Oct 22 2008, 03:41 PM) *
You will get it into mainstream if you work hard, and become a superb songwriter. Good songs are always the key.


I agree. Good songs are key. Good musicianship is also key, and originality. In a semester or two I think I am going to start gigging and generally working with music and try to make a living.

Be prepared to be on the road touring a lot. Try to use technology and market yourself (appropriately) to the correct people in the right places. Record demos, give them out to people who you know, get feedback, improve, and when you feel you really have something special send it out to anyone who might have connections. Try to get work in a music shop or something, a place where you can get slotted into the music community and maybe make some connections.

It's tough bro, just remember that success might take some time. It's (most likely) not going to be instant, but don't give up.


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post Oct 23 2008, 09:59 AM
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Yep, I'll probably get more connections in 3 years when I'm at Music school.. Conservatorium. And next to that facility there is the American guitarshop where I could get work:D Then, there is a pretty big blues club in town where there are jam nights, I could go there as well when Im a bit older!


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Unfortunately working in music can't compete with the near £30000 I get for my Engineering job. I could never earn that amount from music so I just do it for fun.


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I guess if I could do everything from the past again, I would definitely not have stopped playing when I went to university, and maybe I would make the same choices as you are currently thinking off as well. Although, I must say that I was and am quite realistic in terms of what the chances of real succes are in the music business.

Even if I would like to do more with my music at this moment (besides the hobby/small gigs kinda thing), my complete personal situation will keep me from doing this (I can never reach as OC already said the same level of salary as what I get as a Director's position (can't even come close smile.gif), which then also blocks that musical path as I have of course several comittments (girlfriend, morgage, 3 children etc etc).


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