Hey everyone! I promise this pertains to Music Industry in some form or fashion. I just stumbled upon your website tonight and love the musician community found within it. I have a few questions pertaining directly to the standard and condition of the music industry in your country at the moment.
I'll be relocating come this Fall after marrying a beautiful girl from your country. So you won't be seeing any posts from me in the recruitment section for another six months or so but alas. I've been following the current trends of music in the UK and also just reading a lot of the posts of bands looking for musicians to fill their current tribute or cover ensembles and just wasn't sure if this is the general concession of what would be considered the norm? Many of you sound like producers or offer studio space for recording or rehearsing so I'm assuming there is a demand for musicians and music to be created which is exciting.
I will say though that my background is in Music Business Marketing and Managing and have yet to come across any job board postings for roles specifically in the Music Industry in Belfast. Is there just nothing of that sort with regards to major labels other than radio here and there? I studied Drumset Performance at Berklee College of Music and finished with that and didn't know what the demand or need was or is for private lesson instructors? Do many of you teach? Is there a place for those of us musicians looking on the side or full time to work in the occupation or is it a pretty tightly held market by those guys who have been doing it forever? The last thing I wanna do is come over and step on toes you know :)
Lastly, I currently tour professionally in the US and internationally with a Sony artist from the states that I will be stepping away from to join my future wife in Northern Ireland for. The things we do for our girls right? ;-) All of that to say... are there many bands in the area playing at that level, using backing tracks, spilt clicks, in ear monitors etc? And please don't hear any of this as arrogance as I'm fully just unaware other than a fiance' who keeps on trying to convince me that I will get work when coming over. Lol, I'm sure you know what I mean.
Any insight, advice, feedback on transitioning over and/or the state and condition of your trade and industry would be greatly appreciated as I'll be coming over completely new to everything. Really thankful for the peace of mind you may be able to share and look forward to connecting with some of you once coming over!
By the way, the upcoming Drum Clinic in September sounds amazing! Wish I was coming over sooner just to attend that! Cheers!