i think the whole DAW at home thing is going to die out when people realize their stuff is not as good as they think it is. the internet went through this in the past 10 years and people know better now. only the most hardheaded people throw up a frontpage site for their business, most know to go to someone who knows what they are doing.
what im saying is, the thrill will die down, the only people left will be hardheaded idiots who wont get anywhere, or the people who persisted through it and actually LEARNED how to correctly use their tools. the downside to the internet thing is, theres a lot more web developers in result of what happened, but theres still market out there.
i agree with the career statements, at LEAST have a backup plan if you do go all out. my main career goal is my band, as well as audio engineering. but.. im MAJORING in web design. if everything fails, i can always get a job as a web designer. not just that.. but i wont need to pay someone to build a band website for me, and i can build sites for other bands as well. so even if i never have a job as a web designer, i will still be making very good use of the skill. any degree you get will teach you skills that will be valuable at some point or another.
i wouldnt go so far as to tell someone to ditch a career in the music biz and take it up as just a hobby, but i will say find what your true passion is, then find something else you like to back it up.
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