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Old 28th August 2012
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Originally Posted by CRASHBOX View Post
I think the poster's point is whether you're trying to reach tens or thousands, Indie radio or the big boys, a couple clubs/dj's or dozens really makes no difference in terms of how one goes about getting yourself known. Both are professional, both involve the same sort of promotion and sweat equity in the form of press management, interviews, live performance, etc.. The artist's you admire did and still do these things; they have to. And considering what a niche audience EDM is they probably had to do alot more of it than average to get where they are now. You're talking YEARS of effort and/or big bucks in P.R. and broad promotion, and I'd bet none of them had the big bucks :-) .

Even on a small level any success you manage will only be based on a lot of time and a lot of hassle. Most pro music projects I've been involved with took years just for our name to begin to be recognised a little around our home town let alone anywhere else. You've got your work cut out for you; are you really willing to put in that kind of effort to achieve your goals? Oh, and relocating for your day job would likely be the same as starting over for your purposes.
For someone who talks so much about years of effort and putting in blood, sweat and tears into PR and promotion, a search on Google for a "Gum ball studios" (as indicated on your About Me section on this website) returned the following as far as music studios / musicians:

A country music studio in Tennessee called "Gumball Studio" (NOT "Gum Ball Studios") with a website that looks like it was made last century: Gumball Studio
Also on Facebook but with very little content: Gumball Studio

And another website (under construction) called Gumball Studios (again, NOT separated words Gum Ball Studios) located in Ontario, Canada: Gumball Studios

I couldn't find anything under the exact name "Gum ball studios". Furthermore, your location states you're in San Diego, California. I don't mean to come off nit-picking, but since you have talked so much about going out there and making yourself known and living hand-to-mouth to do it, and claiming I'm not willing to put in the effort, it doesn't seem you've put the effort to correctly display something as basic as your information here.

Another thing, are you really familiar with any of the artists I've mentioned on this thread (i.e. Actress, Onepoint Trix Never, Lawrence, the Dial label)? You've mentioned EDM, but that is such a broad term as most people think of David Guetta, Skrillex or Deadmau5 when they think of that acronym. And that is not at all the category of what I make or listen to.