I'm also amused. Many seem to think that if you earn money with music, you sell your soul. I'd rather see it as a full time hobby, where you might not always do what you want, but there is still room to do your private projects, and while you do music that is not your main taste, you're still developing your skills.andydes wrote:Love all the outrage in this thread.
So the OP wants a job doing what he loves. Or maybe even has a talent for it.
Is it selling out to make one type of music for recreation and something else for money.
If so, then have I also sold out for having a non music related job even though I love music?
Whats funny is people who claim that 99 % of the music is shit, only their own stuff rocks. Seems a bit narrow minded, or narcissistic. The other day I was at a friends house and another guy said: "I don't make music for the masses, I make it for..." he paused a little, and my friend finished his sentence:"for Mozart!", and we both burst into laughter, while the other guy blushed a little. It pretty well showed the arrogance of such claims.
I believe anybody can recognize good music, so I have no problem with making music for the masses (I have not reached them yet though).