At 6/21/10 11:14 PM, Mystery-Moon-Pie-Aud wrote:
And Gravey, so, Music Production and Engineering is a hardly appreciable degree aka not worth getting for a music producer?
Like KgZ mentioned earlier it's more about networking. Sadly, I didn't realize this when I was still in school. So I spent all my time in the studio instead of with my classmates. Several of my classmates had connections that I didn't know about and I heard through the grapevine are working for pretty kickass studios in LA and Chicago. So if I had spent more time with my classmates than on my schoolwork I would have been better off oddly enough.
Networking is the key. Find people in the business that are successful and are a good examples as to the type of person you would like to become. Then go and talk to them. Ask for advice. Ask to sit in on sessions, or to help them out as an intern at their studio or whatever.
Like my grades were decent. I had a 3.0 overall at OU, but like a 3.7 in my audio production classes. I got perfect marks on all the hands on assignments in the studio, and even have several albums with my name on them as the producer that were released on indie labels. But it doesn't matter. Because I don't have someone who is respected in the industry to give me that vote of confidence when looking for a job.
So in that sense degrees are useless in this field. But going to school for one is not, because if you go to the right place you can make very good connections to help you later on in finding a job.