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How To Get To The Door When You're A Young Musician

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is and play like some parties Or, you know, student student halls and things like that. Yeah, tell me about that, Um, when you first were starting because it's it's a struggle to get that first big gig or to get in the door when you're young musician you're learning about, like advertising and promoting yourself. What were some of the big hurdles that you had to jump over in those early days? The thing the first big one was having a good sounding recording, because if you want to try and convince somebody to book you, even if there's no money involved But just, you know, play on a nice stage in front of people, then you have to have a good recording. So, uh, like, have promotional material with that? Then I had then have something that also looks good, you know, aesthetically. So I had a few buddies who did graphic design, so I had asked them for help, make a logo and and do stuff like that and and learn from what other people would do. I mean, hip hop artists where I was very good at doing that, so kind of look at what they do and trying to, you know, take some out of that. But unfortunately, I'm not in my twenties anymore. So that was also pre Internet, which is, and some people listening, probably. And I think I'm an old fart or something. But it was It's totally it was a totally different ball game. I mean, I think the younger kids now to play music, they don't always realize how easy easier it is to have the web and what it offers us, you know, possibilities for promotion and plus the whole digital aspect of things that exist now for recording. So But at the time, you didn't have that first demo had was on the tape. We had I bought this test scam 2 38 or something like that. This big recorder and everybody was sound engineer. So So we did. We're all happy because we did. We did that recording. It was eight track, but on a tape. So yeah, that was Yeah, that was fun. And then, you know, you duplicate bunch of tapes and try to pitch people, drop them off, and now, and do a little
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