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Will I Ruin My Musical Career If I Take a Non-Performing Job ?


Tulisan yang menarik dari Dana Fonteneau untuk melihat kembali karir para pemusik.

The WholeHearted Musician™ with Dana Fonteneau

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I overheard two young musicians speaking recently about what they would do after graduation.  One of them was overcome with worry about how she was going to pay rent.

 “I have a few gigs lined up, but I don’t think it’s going to get me very far.  I might have to take this job I was offered,” Jenn says.

Her friend Sarah asked, “What kind of job?”

 “Admin and telemarketing,” Jenn sighed.

“When are you going to be able to practice?” Sarah asks.

“I don’t know,” Jenn says.  “I guess at night if I don’t have gigs. I’m afraid people are going to judge me and think I’ve failed.  A month out of music school and I’m already giving up. No one’s going to think I’m a serious musician.”


STOP!  REWIND. What if the conversation could go like this instead?

Jenn: I’m thinking of getting a non-music related job.

Sarah: What kind of job?

Jenn: Admin…

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About mikebm (1163 Articles)
An arts journalist, a conductor, an educator, a young arts manager whose passion drove him to leave a multinational IT cooperation to study Arts Administration and Cultural Policy in London and went back to Indonesia to build the scene there.

2 Comments on Will I Ruin My Musical Career If I Take a Non-Performing Job ?

  1. Itu juga salah satunya mengapa akhirnya saya memilih menjadi penggiat seni paruh waktu, dimana industri di Tanah air masih belum mampu menghidupi kebutuhan para seniman nya. Seperti penulis blog ini Michael, masih sanggup menyandang 2 pekerjaan yang sama-sama menuntut focus yang tinggi.

    karir pemusik di Indonesia, kebanyaakan jadi guru les, sebagaian beruntung membuka sekolah music, sebagaian kecil sangat beruntung menjadi musisi kelas Wahid buah dari dedikasi dan totalitasnya. Tidak sedikit dibuat gigit jari dan lontang lantung karna kalah saing dengan angkatan atas dan bawahnya yang lebih mumpuni. perlu modal besar dan keberanian setinggi gunung agar bisa bertahan.

  2. yup sepakat sih angga… ini memang butuh dedikasi dan kejelian dalam membidik dan melihat sekitar. Tapi sepertinya buat gw pribadi sekarang sudah masuk dalam tahap memilih nih, lompat dengan cerdas atau tenggelam dalam kubangan mediocrity…. hehehe Thanks for reading!

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