Someone who possesses the musical ability necessary to play one or more instruments may have the desire to become a professional musician or work in a related line of business. Among the most critical elements to look at while going into any new playing field is to find out if there's a demand for the service that you're offering. Whatever you undertake has got to be in demand in order to turn a profit. You perform by furnishing entertainment, and in exchange get income for your services. If you are able to manage this on a steady basis, you'll be able to become successful. If you're not able because of one reason or another, you will not.
Your market will include, but not be bound to an individual, group of people, or organization that calls for a particular service, eg music. Selling that merchandise implicitly elaborates your product (music) and making it available to the consumer. A rock 'n' roll nightclub needs rock groups, Branson, Missouri needs country and easy listening, and Las Vegas needs production numbers with flair.
You're looking to play music, have fun performing it, and possibly even earn a few bucks at the same time. On that point, there are a whole slew of different types of engagements available.
Restaurants … Nightclubs … Hotels – in general, you should find out what type of atmosphere that particular establishment is trying to specialize in and play accordingly. If you're with a country band it would not make sense to book in a rock 'n' roll club, and vice versa.
County and State Fairs, fund-raisers, and entertainment directed gatherings -There are several chances for a wide-ranging source of musical expression. The larger amusement parks employ full time musicians to entertain the every day crowds, and those groups may specialize in classical music, country music, R and B music, or big band era music. All you've got to do is call them, find out who hires the various groups, and arrange for a tryout.
Rehearsals and Showcases – There are a lot of folks in the stage business that arrange a number of productions during the course of the year. These might include dance recitals, musical extravaganzas, dramas, or any of hundreds of other possibilities. From each one of these may institute an opportunity to find oneself employment. Wedding ceremonies – various types of music possibly can be used at a marriage ceremony. One of them is background music prior to the wedding reception, processional and recessional music, dinner music, dance music, etc.
Schools – Schools of Music, Colleges, Recording Schools, Private Music Schools, and Audio and Video Schools may need some background tunes to help to express a certain musical theme, image, or impression. These tasks will usually require that you are able to read music on sight.
Private Parties – These types of bookings can be very wide based, from a sail on a private yacht to a seven year olds birthday party, a stores grand opening, or a trade or fashion exhibition.
Churches and Synagogues – as a whole, each will employ a music director which duty will include getting an organist, soloist or additional musicians such as a keyboard player in order to facilitate the suitable completion of services or social affairs. These bookings typically result in long term engagement.
Freelancing – numerous opportunities are available to the group or person that can be versatile and has got a higher degree of expertise in playing his musical instrument. Not everyone can play at the same level therefore they can not potentially perform the same sort of work. Also the bookings noted earlier, there are countless of other opportunities such as; Sporting Events, Rodeos, Ballet, Beauty Pageants, Theater, Political Rallies, Comedies, and even Television and Radio. Of late, the World Wide Web has arrived on the scene with musical opportunities to showcase your talents and try out new musical arrangements and material.