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Old 22-01-2014, 10:50 AM   #21
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Re: Getting gigs as a 14 year old

If there's an event, how about simply ask to be in it? Have content in the net to show what you can do.

No, I did not read the other comments, Getting gigs isn't that hard, but good luck.

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Old 22-01-2014, 10:55 AM   #22
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Re: Getting gigs as a 14 year old

bahahahaha!

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Old 22-01-2014, 11:26 AM   #23
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Re: Getting gigs as a 14 year old

The one finger riffs and its out of sync/wandering offset with the beat ( la Steve Reich) made me all fuzzy inside. Cute!

Keep it up! Get gigs, even if it's just for a few friends in your (parent's) livingroom.

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Old 22-01-2014, 02:29 PM   #24
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Re: Getting gigs as a 14 year old

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Anything else that I could possibly do. I have heard of DJing events along the lines of galleries or charity events but how would I go about doing that?
You could also look into local recreational venues such as parks, gymnasiums, ect. RFJ is spot on with what he said about taking a step back for a moment to hone your skills, and keep focused on the artistic value of what you are doing more so than the financial aspect. At your age, you've plenty of time to organize and get things figured out.

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Old 22-01-2014, 10:48 PM   #25
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Re: Getting gigs as a 14 year old

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The one finger riffs and its out of sync/wandering offset with the beat ( la Steve Reich) made me all fuzzy inside. Cute!
Yeah, I feel 18 again. Thanks, OP, your song was a nice mental journey into times when I was spending 3 times as much hours on music and didn't cared much about the mix or anything else. Everything sounded "SO AWESUUUUMMMM" back then

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Old 23-01-2014, 07:07 AM   #26
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Re: Getting gigs as a 14 year old

That was indeed a trip to listen to.

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Old 23-01-2014, 10:28 AM   #27
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Re: Getting gigs as a 14 year old

My advice: don't post your first tries, you might find it embarrassing after a while when you accidentally find these threads. Work on your music more, gain knowledge by watching tutorials, reading, gain practice by turning every knob and experimenting with parameters. Bring something new, not copy-paste 'big' producers. And stop thinking about earning money, it won't happen soon. Track in your signature isn't good, it sounds like a first try ever with daw (everybody had that track, so don't worry).

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Old 23-01-2014, 01:01 PM   #28
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Re: Getting gigs as a 14 year old

Good luck with your endeavours Stephen. There's some useful advice in this thread but its ok to ignore the condescending douchebag posts. You go for it.

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Old 27-01-2014, 09:44 AM   #29
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Re: Getting gigs as a 14 year old

Stephen,

You've got the right idea. Start building you own community, that's how the whole rave culture in the 90's played out. Even in small towns and suburbs where I came from. We were 13 - 18, jamming in backyards and in barns (yes, this was Wisconsin people)

You MAY recognize this guy...he just won a grammy!

Thomas Bangalter Daft Punk Even Furthur Wisconsin USA 26.05.1996 - check out YouTube cuz I can't post the link!....

That party was on a farm people!

Create your own community, make it your baby....that baby will grow up and go with you.
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Old 28-01-2014, 07:49 AM   #30
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Re: Getting gigs as a 14 year old

Don't let these posts discourage you. At 17, back in '92 I was playing in bars and clubs in NYC like Wetlands and CBGBs. They had all-ages shows, marketed toward the high-school crowd, which is something you should look into. My music was pretty crappy but one of those gigs landed me my first publishing deal. A TV producer liked one of my songs and got it on a TV show. The TV producer taught me a valuable lesson. He told me I should start my own publishing company so the next time my songs aired, I would get paid. He was right.

If you love music, then study it. Get this book called "This Business of Music" by Krasilovsky and Shemel. It's the book that music attorneys use.

The last bit of advice I have for you is to stay in school and get a degree in something... probably other than music. This way, you can pursue a career to finance your musical ambitions. It can get expensive.
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Old 28-01-2014, 08:41 AM   #31
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Re: Getting gigs as a 14 year old

I think it's cool you know what you want to do so early- you will get a head start so when you are old enough you will be a pro. Keep at it.
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Old 29-01-2014, 01:38 AM   #32
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Re: Getting gigs as a 14 year old

I say this as a 15 year old who had been producing for a little over a year: Forget about gigs. I made tons of songs over the past (approximate) year, and I wouldn't even dream of playing any of them live. I mean if you're still on your second song, you've got a long way to go. Just spend a ton of ton of ton of time working on stuff, build up your production skills, listen to a lot of music, don't spend a lot on gear, and just in general have fun. The gigs can come later when you (and me, actually), are older and more experienced.

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Old 07-03-2014, 05:10 PM   #33
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Re: Getting gigs as a 14 year old

Man...you're 14! Don't rush into getting noticed, you have time to really do some research on your genre and shock the world with something amazing if you're up to the task. Experimenting with the preexisting sounds is the basis of all innovation within music...keep going. Have fun with this. And don't let the pursuit of money or validation from peers dictate the music you're trying to create.
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Old 09-03-2014, 02:11 AM   #34
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Re: Getting gigs as a 14 year old

Thanks for the advice everyone. I am working with a promoter/manager to get some teen night clubs and some 21+ gigs. He has a BIG influence on clubs around my area.

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