I want to record music for the rest of my life

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Wesnelson, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Wesnelson

    Wesnelson Guest

    i want to record music for the rest of my life. this isnt a on the spot decision ive been giving it alot of thought for a long time.
    Which would be better.
    goto a 4 year school, institute of recording and production, or just jump right in and job shadow and try to volunteer and get as much experience as possible and just go from there...
    let me know what you guys would advise, thanks
  2. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2003
    I would advise using the search engine on this site. After you've read through the numerous responses from lots of people who have spent a lifetime in this industry, if you still want specific advise then post your questions.
  3. Dr_Willie_OBGYN

    Dr_Willie_OBGYN Active Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    Pacific Palisades, CA
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    4 years of school is overkill. Hope you're independently wealthy because this is not the business to get rich in. Only the cream of the crop gets those few good paying jobs at big companies. The business is not what it used to be years ago. You'd be better suited to just invest that "school money" in the stock market. You're looking to enter into an industry that is on the decline and becoming fragmented. I know of people who have lost their jobs at top recording studios because productions are cutting costs any way they can. They use software instead of audio engineers more and more. Budgets just keep shrinking. Lions Gate used to pay $50,000 advances for indie movies; Now and indie filmmaker is lucky if they can get $5,000. There's too many little movies being released, illegal file sharing is killing the business, etc.

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