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GUEST,Lori Music: Your Day Job (90* d) RE: Music: Your Day Job 16 Jul 02


I was never any good at the business aspects of music, so I went to a workshop a couple of years ago called "The Business Aspects of Folk Music." It was given by Harold Leventhal. For those who don't know, Leventhal was the agent/manager for the Weavers, and he still represents Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Judy Collins. And this was his advice: "Forget it, kid. It doesn't matter how much talent you have. You'll never make a living in folk music. Not these days. Get yourself a steady job with a real income, health benefits, and a retiremennt plan, and play your music for enjoyment, and just maybe you can pick up a few bucks playing gigs here and there and selling your CDs." That was the best advice I ever heard. I took it and became a high school music teacher.


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