Yeah music's all I've done for a long time now. It's funny, i was thinking of getting out of it, and then things started to explode like crazy for me. The last couple of years have been a real big ride.Now I'm trying to keep up. Endorsement offers, play on this album, play on that album, can you gig here? How about DJing, can you do that here?!?!*lol* I'm not complaining cause if it's coming, I'm just hang on and enjoy it.
As far as the celebs go, I never thought about how good it was that i had done so many gigs with these people are done production with some until recently. I'm glad I have a lot of pictures with me and these people to back it up*lol*
How often are doing shows? Didn't you just play Roswell? I have a video I need up upload from when I played Roswell with Hemlock and Downside. Hemlock was taking a break from the Ministry tour and Downside was one of the bigger bands out of Dallas. We played at the NMMI Amphitheater and it was like an ocean of people at that gig!!
My wife and I own a couple of Smoothie Kings and aside from that I teach guitar. Yes, I do this full time. It is not lucrative in the least. I am paying my dues. It's a damned rough road when you have a wife and kids. Hopefully by the end of this year, I will have it all together.
Thanks for the props on my music. Yeah, I am nothing, if not diverse. I get in to these moods where I have to write a song in the style of "X" and go for it. I sing in to my cell phone a lot.
I really liked your music as well. It was fun to hear what you were doing and even better was that is sounded pretty good! The lyrics, tunes, everything. You might want to consider submitting your music to some music libraries. There are a ton of them out there and they put music on the web for people in the tv and movie industry to peruse. You never know.
If you want to get in to jingles, you need to put together a reel of 5-6 demo jingles. They need to be authentic... maybe fictitious products or businesses, but they have to be representative of what you will do for a client. Make up some nice fliers or letters and contact the sales managers at all of the radio stations and tv stations in your area. It's smart to contact the ad agencies too, but I haven't had any luck with one. That's where the stupid money is... national accounts. Anyway, you can make $2000-$5000 for local and regional jingles, but the production needs to be damned good. Doing it for less than $2000 ruins the market. That's when you hear all of those shitty local sounding jingles. Turn around on a jingle should be very quick. Have your shit together before you contact anyone. The competition is plentiful. Is that what you were looking for?