Two weeks ago I left a tech director position job I've held for 5 years. It was a great community of people and nice facility, but pay vs. hours vs. what I was truly interested in didn't mesh all the time.
To compensate for this...I was blessed to join a rapidly growing artist development company. We are basically an independent A&R company with label contacts.
It's weird spending all your time writing and recording music, meeting with clients and talking business. Takes a while to get used to running creative sessions with clients and realize you're not just doing this for fun.....this is your job.