I'm currently "managing" a friend of mine who's trying to become a session musician in LA. He's an incredibly talented drummer, and definitely has the chops to be a session guy. We sometimes sell ourselves as a package deal rhythm section, but for the most part, I spend my time trying to find him regular, paying gigs. Most bands and musicians who put up wanted ads nowadays aren't paying (red flags: "No hired guns", "we want someone who will be part of the band", "when we start making money, you start making money"), and, well, there are bills to pay and no time to live the 80's dream of "making it big." So, for those of you who actually have to get out there and find paying gigs - how do you go about that? What do you look for, where do you check, and how might you make contact with recording studios to whore yourself out as a go-to session musician for paying artists?