How to Pay the Bills as a Musician
I had mentioned printingpeach.ca in a previous post, and as I was searching the web researching more about them I came across the website of Jimi Jive 5 -- a client of PrintingPeach's web design services.
Jimi Jive 5 is a '50's Motown band. Anyway, as a musician myself, and a lover of Motown I naturally had to go further down the web-surfing-rabbit-hole to discover more about them.
Jimi Jive 5 is a wedding band. From their site it appears they're often hired for wedding or similar events as well as corporate events. While for Manu musicians being the wedding singer seems less rockstar-ish than what may typically come to mind when someone dreams of making their living as a musician.
But that's the key phrase, "making a living as a musician." Many musicians complain that they're broke and can't make ends meet with their music, but often what they're saying is they're having trouble making ends meet with only their music.
The truth is, that's tough to do --certainly possible, but tough to do, but then again, making a living in general is tough to do.
I digress...my point is, you can be a musician and write and perform your own music to generate an income, but if that's not covering all of your bills consider how you can use your musical talents to supplement your income, like playing a few weddings or corporate events that tend to pay well.
Posted by: Nick Venturella
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