I consider my band Strive to be a part time job that I've had for many years now. I put a great deal of time and effort into the managing, branding, promotion, booking, songwriting, and production of the band on a daily basis. Through this band I have learned many important things about the music industry and business in general, and I have always strived (no pun intended) to represent my band in the most professional way possible. Obviously there's been plenty of road bumps such as promoters paying next to nothing for ticket sales, graphic designers and videographers not meeting deadlines, and sound production at venues being subpar. However, I've always managed to maintain a positive attitude towards my band because it is something that I truly believe in and I believe I have the right mindset to be successful in anything I do.
Publicity, notoriety, free drinks and food, appearances at festivals
Little financial compensation, no health benefits, lack of professionalism from peers