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🌎 Do You NEED to Move to L.A. to Compose Full-Time?

πŸ’Ό finding work Mar 19, 2024

In case you missed my recent YouTube video

I moved to Los Angeles in 2019 to continue my pursuits of composing for a living.

Prior to my move, I was in Tennessee, doing various music jobs including:

  • β›ͺ Playing piano at a local church
  • 🎹 Teaching piano and guitar
  • πŸ“„ Doing music copyist work
  • 🎻 Taping sheet music together for a music librarian
  • πŸŽ₯ Recording YouTube videos with my friend Frank Tedesco

I’d hoped that my move to L.A. would give me the network and motivation I needed to be able to transition to full-time composing work.

So how did it go?

Well, 6 months after my move, the U.S. got hit with COVID—and a nationwide lockdown.

That forced me to rely on the savings I had to get by, and to think outside the box in how I’d network with people and find work.

I learned a LOT. Painfully. πŸ˜“

Having lived here for 5 years now, I thought it was time to make a video about the pros and cons of moving to L.A. to pursue composing.

In the video, I discuss:

  • βš–οΈ The pros and cons of moving to Los Angeles
  • πŸ’΅ My income breakdown for L.A. vs remote clients
  • ❗ Three things you MUST start doing to compose full-time from anywhere

And if you’re determined to compose for a living and want my help to get there…

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