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Moving to LA- Need advice from veterans

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by RRob, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. RRob


    Jan 7, 2012

    21 years old. Graduate college in a few months. Went to a contemporary music school in Minnesota. Will have a Bachelor's Degree in hand.

    I play electric and upright. I understand fully what a working musician is, and have no delusions of moving to Los Angeles and "making it." I need as many opinions and suggestions as possible, but I do have quite a few friends that are living/have lived in the area that can also help.

    I need advice from anyone who lives and/or has lived in the area on the following topics:

    Areas to avoid housing wise. Obviously I'm going to be looking as cheap as possible, but bad areas of LA are REALLY bad. So other than South Central, Compton...other spots I should steer clear of?

    Jobs. Naturally my goal is to play as much as possible, but I'm going to need cash right away. I have a college degree. What areas might I consider looking in for a solid day gig in the area?

    Other than that, other suggestions I haven't asked for are appreciated. Yes, I know it's expensive, and no I don't think I'm going to go there and turn into the next super star.

    Thanks for your time and help!
  2. RRob


    Jan 7, 2012

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