The end of my schooling is coming up fast… June. After which time I have to find a job, er… you know, find a job if I don’t want to just sit around at home (which actually sounds awesome). But my spending habits are such that I should have a job, how else am I supposed to buy my bus tickets and cheesy snacks?
So I’ve been trying to figure out what I’m going to do for a job. There isn’t really a lot out there for music media composers. Well, there is, but to get those jobs I imagine is fairly to very difficult.
Honestly, I think this job could be done from anywhere in two instances:
- I could write music for anyone and do it through the internet without having ever met them.
- Even though I could do it anywhere, I should be in a location where the market allows for me to make contacts.
Taking the first point into account, I could live anywhere and do this, for instance we could move back to North Dakota, or stay in Portland. If this were the case I think I’d stay in Portland for access to the plethora of musicians who I would most likely have to record at different points for whatever job I was working on.
As for the second point, I should be in a location where the industry is much larger. In North America these locations would be L.A., N.Y., Seattle, Vancouver, and maaayyyybeee Portland (wow, this isn’t slanted at all is it?).
In talking with Ruth, Los Angeles and New York are out. Which leaves me with Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. So here is my question for you:
Should I move?
Seattle has a larger market than Portland because of all the video game studios, and Vancouver is the third largest media market after L.A., and N.Y. because of all the Television and Movies filmed here. But moving to Vancouver would require either getting a work visa (not easy) or becoming a Canadian citizen (also not easy). So I have added a poll for you to vote in. So what do you think?