>Tfw wasting your late teen's thinking you will be a mainstream rockstar
Fuck. Guess it'll be Computer Science again...
>tfw wasting my early 20's trying to be a musician with hopes of gaining a small following some day.
I'm okay with it.
I just want to make a living out of it, is it too much to ask for?
I'm not an optimist, but guys, we gonna make it. :)
Same. I don't intend on having kids or getting married so I'd like to make just enough to buy a small 1 bedroom house in the city of my choice. Or rent a cheap studio apartment. I could just make music, read, watch films, and just chill.
My mom doesn't seem to understand that, she thinks I want to be some kind of rockstar and make millions or some stupid shit. I just want to have a small intimate fanbase and do cool small tours.
Hopefully, it's getting harder to keep believing but i've come to terms with being alright with a small following. It's pretty attainable.
I love soundcloud, and yeah I agree an explosion is bound to happen.
A lot of people claim that this is the worst time for music because there's not a lot of money to be made anymore. But I think that's the exact reason why music is as it's best right now. Without the promise of fame and wealth a good portion of musicians are making some really solid and honest stuff because all they care about is making music and almost anyone who wants to make music can thanks to the technology of today. It's kind of like the punk or folk attitude but it's applied to all genres and styles now.
I'm really optimistic about where music is going.
Fuck guys, I just want to fap to small girls and the while money shot is on the jizz pony.
I wanna make music too, like in the middle of a phantom, not in the limelight. Fuck rock stars biggest cancers on the planet.
>making music all day
>on /mu/ all day
that would be the life
please don't be one of those fags who record the cock slamming from under and shots of the guys face, also record as little balls/dick possible. You can make the difference anon.
i guess thats why they call it... TRAP music.
hahahaha. music is for degenerates to think theyre part of something. omg lookat me i party and smoke and do drugs and its what my lifes about!
>implying we need gf's when we have music and feels
Try being a singer-songwriter who writes folkish music, we're a dime a dozen and I have no clue how I'm going to stick out without a stupid gimmick or something.
My only hope is that I just make something really good.
You guys will never make enough to get buy.
I see the lead singer of Urge Overkill almost everyday. That dude cleans bathrooms and washes windows at his friends bars in Chicago now for cash.
I know they aren't a huge band, but the had very moderate success...the kind you faggots will never get, and they are kept alive by the kindness of their bar-owning friends who give them a couple bucks to clean the fucking bathroom
I'm not trying to discourage anyone. I want the same thing you guys do. I have dreams too and I would love to live simply pursuing them.
This guy gets it.
I live cheap as fuck, all I'd need inside my small house or apartment is food, power, and an internet connection. I already live a frugal and thrifty life style, I'd do just fine.
>making music derivative enough to ever get popular
I wonder what the average smaller name makes. Like The Antlers Hospice era or maybe Dan Barretts stuff he does now. Or hell, Jordaan Mason.
Most bands make money from playing live and merch now right? Do they even see the record sales money anymore?
lmao if you think that
maybe pre sj/mpp era, but those guys are making atleast 2-300k per person, if not more
panda bear was on that daft punk album. they're not as small as you think
>tfw in 5 bands and doing studio work
>tfw also working as teacher, not making bad money
>tfw feeling fairly content with approval of musicans better than myself, no desire for fame; sorta wish i was doing more creative stuff, but optimistic for the future
First time greentexting so here goes
> Be 16
> Be obsessed with mealcore
> One day mom drags in an old secondhand record player she picked up from a thrift store
> Dad had died a few years prior
> All of his old stuff is piled in an old garage a few miles from our house
> Mom told me he had a ton of hair metal records out in his shop
> Next day drive over and dig through tons of trying to find the records
> Eventually find the records at under a box of old nudie mags
> After going through them one record stood out to me
> My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
> After hearing the vocals I decided it was trash and shelfed it
> Few months later friend and his qt 3.14 gf are over to spend the night
> Getting ready to chill and play some games with bud on PS2
> His girlfriend decides to go through my record collection to see what I have
> "Hey anon I didn't know you were into mbv"
> She's waving around the loveless vinyl
> She puts it on
> Listen through it and actually enjoy it
> Ask her if she knows of any other bands like them
> Get to talking for awhile tells me all about shoegaze
> Later that night she sneaks into my bedroom
> Lays beside me the whole night
> Fall asleep listening to Loveless again and a few folk records
> Wake up the next morning to her hugging me
> Friend comes in and to see us
> Gets mad and leaves
> After a few months get involved in a polyamorous relationship with them
> Flash forward a year and we try to start up a shoegaze band
> gf doing vocals, bf on drums, me on electric violin
> Despite out efforts it never went anywhere, and we only recorded a few demos
> One night bf and gf got in a fight and they break up
> bf calls me up and breaks things with me
> gf and I get into some arguments eventually end things a few months later.
> Burned everything that I related to her
> Happened 3 years ago
> She's now living the life and is engaged with some guy
> Ex-bf moved up to new york and is a painter now
> Live in a small apartment working at a Pizza Hut
> tfw had to leave my record player behind because it was too big for the room
> tfw family sold off/donated most of my record collection last year
> tfw had to sell both of my violins to make ends meet
> tfw the only thing from that period of my life I still have is that copy of Loveless
>doesn't know how to write music
>doesn't know how to play music
>studying at tertiary level with almost guaranteed job security and high salary after graduation
>complaining because won't be rockstar
you need to check your privilege
But you see..I was the one trolling. All along counter trolled
why bring devo into this, anon?
devo were fucking legends compared shit like acdc and led zeppelin and all the other generic dadrock
>invited for an interview
>never had an interview before
i'm p scared bros
Nardwuar speaks to you! You do not speak to Nardwuar unless he acknowledges that you are in his presence by him asking you "who are you?" in his condescending manner he has so meticulously perfected
>boss thinks it's sad I never go outside or see people except for work
>excitedly suggests we go out for drinks and brings in some other people on the idea
>offer $100 for him to forget the idea
Kill me now...
I just have to point out if you aren't wicked talented at your instrument and don't wana sell out and make mainstream shit, you might as well give up because you aren't trying hard enough. If you aren't better than I am at guitar you won't make it, why? Because I haven't made it. You have to compete and win and be above every one else complaining about not making it.
>tfw wasted my teens and 20s doing drugs and working minimum wage jobs to fund my habit.
>tfw finally finished my 2 year degree in liberal arts
>tfw I lost a 30k annual job with full benefits becuase I couldn't take a piss test
I should just kill myself
i saw carlos santana among many other artists as a child because my mom worked at my city's largest music venue as some kind of manager.
his performance was the only one that really stuck with me as a child. i had heard his name before the show but i never heard his music, so the day before i brushed up on his most famous songs. I got so excited when he started playing black magic woman. I'll never forget the lights and the couple infront of me making out real hardcore. one of my first trippy experiences in life.
im high as fuck and have no clue why i typed that all out. i guess the point is that i fucking love carlos santana
I quit everything but weed. I used to be an alcoholic (physically addicted, had withdrawals, had to drink when I woke up to stop shaking, had to drink to fall asleep and stop sweating) and lost my health insurance, so no more anti-depressants or anxiety medication. I pretty much self-medicate with pot, even though it hinders me when it comes to a piss test. I haven't done real drugs in a few years. If I do quit weed I might just join the military or something, but I don't wanna be around a bunch of bros and Chads.
I don't know the feel of making music and having it rated highly, but I do know the feel of posting a Oneohtrix Point Never track on a fake Bandcamp and stumbling across a review for it a few days later
>Be computer engineering major, just graduated
>no real job yet, just a shitty part time minimum wage one
>play bass on the side
>wish I could be in a band but don't know anyone to be in a band with
>thinking of recording my own music but it'll probably be shit
Pretty sure if you want to make money off of music you're gonna have to tour constantly. If you're not hugely popular you're not gonna make a lot off of record sales.
I remember reading about Modest Mouse's early days and they were just constantly touring in a shitty van for their first couple albums a lot of the time playing super small shows but they gradually got bigger.
I decided a couple years ago that indie-electronica-psych-hop is the wave of the future, and I'm gonna surf it.
My rich grandma left me a ton of money, so I'm getting a BA in audio production.
>tfw wasting your early 20s on an internet music board