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Originally Posted by Phamilton View Post
Itís a challenge to find a balance between whatís satisfying for a musician to play and whatís satisfying for a non-musician to listen to. Successful progressive bands like Rush (to name only one) do a good job at finding compromise, but a big chunk of their fan base are also musicians. Since music became digitized thereís a lot more supply than demand for all types and genres.
Percussion music isnít only enjoyable if profitable or marketable.
Well, I am all for the friendly jam sessions. Working bands pretty much have to either work really hard to build a following or produce something similar to something a lot of people are already comfortable with ... the compromise of which you speak.

I know a lot of really talented, skilled, dedicated musicians ... and a lot of them gig ... but none of them still try to make a living solely off of music. Too many hours on the road, and either too many compromises or too little income or both. The only guy i know who is still making all his money in music is a college professor teaching music.

I gave up on any sort of music career decades ago. There still is no joy higher than really making musijc ... but the folks at the bank can;t figure out how to deposit a sax solo.
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