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hi, what does it take to play in a band and earn money like doing it for a living and is it quite a hard process? i think it's down to your contacts and how well your known like through youtube or facebook and have a few fans who follow and recommend your work as a band.

it's strange i mean you could have talent and skills or play multiple instruments and be good at composing but never make any money, there's lots of people like that on youtube and you think imagine if they were on stage live lol it would be amazing yeah. lots of people i know can play guitar and play well and occasionally play at pubs here and there but that's about how far it goes. 

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Trying to make a living in music is like trying to sell nickels when quarters are free. The music business is no different than any other business. The music is a product. People have to know about the product, have a need for it, and have a desire to buy it. Every business that makes it has a good product and a team of sales people working everyday trying to move it and even then most fail. And with music being like air (free and everywhere), its very difficult to sell. Most bands that make money are not getting paid by fans but by advertisers on their YouTube channel and even then it takes a ton of work getting all those views. It is possible but rare.

Write good songs. Promote, promote, promote.

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