Make Music, Get Money: "How?!?" (Sway?)

When I was deciding to study music in college, I was met with my fair share of naysayers, doubters, and naive assumptions about a music degree.  I remember a High School peer, who had an engineering degree in his future, asking me "how do you plan on providing for a family?"  Or other people joke, "so you want to be a rock star?"  And then those who were more-so trying to straddle the supportive and the realistic would ask "Oh, you want to be a band director?"

Honestly, I didn't want to be any of those things.  While in college I even had a girlfriend convince me to attempt to start a "backup" minor because to her it seemed "you just like listening to music".  Which was true, I DO love listening to music, but it is also so much more than that.

I went to a conservative university which, for music, is a challenge because of the somewhat dated programming, and overall opinion about modern music and it's related industries.  I powe…
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