How likely is my dream?

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  1. StarSaber79

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    When I'm older I want to be a bassist or rhythm guitarist in a new famous band that will be like Ac/Dc, Airbourne, Metallica etc. How likely is my dream? With all the 1000s of bands wanting to hit it big time it seems unlikely. I don't wanna have a boring 9 to 5 life. I wanna be somebody!!! Is this likely?
     
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    Well to be brutally honest, it is not very likely at all. But hey, make good music and people will pay attention.

    It's all up to you, superstar.
     
  3. KnightHawkke

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    You get out of it what you put into it, well that and a little luck helps of course :wink: 
     
  4. Aernaroth

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    Hope springs eternal, but the statistics aren't on your side. Play from the heart, find some good friends to form a band with, and practice, practice, practice. Find the joy in music, and it won't matter if you're famous or not.
     
  5. Soundblaster1

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    As someone that analyzes risk for my own benefit, I can guarantee you're better off trying to find a non-traditional job that you enjoy.
     
  6. Nachtsider

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    You make your own fame, son.
     
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    You may want to get a day job just in case the music career doesn't pan out....
     
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    Somewhat laughably, it's less about the music and more about the connections.

    Without the connections, you have about a .07% chance of achieving your goals.
     
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    Just do what you love, perfect your craft and don't worry about the possible rewards.
     
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    Let's not quit the day job just yet, broski.
     
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    I'll be straight up. Most people in your life will tell you Don't do it, it is impossible, why you and not anyone else trying? And a whole bunch of other crap.

    SOmeone said you get what you put into it and that is pretty much it. And I was told an old saying, It is all luck but the more you work the luckier you get.

    Practice hard, dedicate your life to it, be your own artist and the rest will come.
     
  12. TrueNomadSkies

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    While I think it's only fair to tell you that anyone who says "you can be anything you want to be" is painfully misinformed, I think that it's equally fair to point out that if Beavis & Butthead can be in Metallica... maybe you can too. :) 
     
  13. rattrap007

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    You are more likely to get hit by a car, survive, be released from the hospital, and be hit by the same car again..

    Yeah. Odds of anyone making it to a professional in any entertainment/sports field is next to nil. Best way to look at it is from a sports view. Look at all the millions of kids who play ball. Now there may be millions of little kids that play in grade school and middle school. Now to get into the HS level only about half or so make it.. Now to play college level less than 10% of them might make it. Now to play pro less than 10% of them will make it to a pro sport. and even fewer will become a household name. So odds of making it to any professional level are next to nil. The best you can realistically hope for is to find a few local musicians and play a few local clubs for a little money... never a career.

    That or marry the daughter of a record executive/producer or something..
     
  14. KA

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    If your sitting in front of the computer talking to other manchildren about collecting toys, not likely.

    Edit: im not saying successful ppl dont have hobbies n the like, but they dont sit around looking for peer approval to go out n do sonething. Most time these type of careers dude throws themselves into because theyd fucking die if they tried to apply themselves to a nine to fiver.
     
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    I could go for that. :) 
     
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    You Might not "Make it BIG", but you can always go for your dream and live the kinda lifestyle you want, even if your not making alot of $
     
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    If you're interested in playing music professionally just to 'make it big' or rake in the cash, then you're doing it for all the wrong reasons, IMO. Be in it for the music, mate! :thumb 
     
  18. TrueNomadSkies

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    Well at least he's honest about it, and when you look at all the garbage that's making money & getting publicity these days, it's pretty hard not to look at yourself & honestly believe that you've got a shot if you can sing or play an instrument without breaking out in herpes.
     
  19. inturnmike

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    Hey...if a no-talent ass-clown like Justin Bieber can make it big...I don't see why you can't! They will give just about anyone a record deal these days, it seems. Most of the music being put out today is crap. So, if you feel that you are talented at all, practice, practice, network, practice, and maybe you will do it, man!
     
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    Ark Music Factor... go!
     

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