a lot of people here are talking about 'selling out' it's not selling out if you're doing something that you want to do, and if you want to make money, then it's all good. i'm sure no-one on this site gets up in the morning and heads down to the office or wharehouse or whatever for 40 hours a week because they enjoy it. you can call that selling out too if you like if i was given the chance to play for lady gaga, i would take it in a heartbeat. who cares that her music sounds like it was written by a corporation, or the fact that it's not even about the music (if you don't believe me, try imagining her career without music videos or the stage show) the fact is, it's a job, and it's probably gonna be a hell of a lot more fun than any day job. Go round the world, hang out with other musos, and make some connections and once the tour begins, i imagine you'd only be working 10-15 hours a week, and i've never thought of playing bass as 'work' if someone wants to send me round the world pretending to play bass to some crappy pop music, all i can say is, where do i sign!