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Old 03-05-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: downtown Las Vegas
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I think that was excellent advice, MomMom.... seems like way too many people are under the impression that Las Vegas is an oasis of easy-come, well-paying jobs (which perhaps it was, at one time.) Err on the side of caution, I would say....
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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I think that was excellent advice, MomMom.... seems like way too many people are under the impression that Las Vegas is an oasis of easy-come, well-paying jobs (which perhaps it was, at one time.) Err on the side of caution, I would say....
Actually it was often difficult five years ago. But it is substantially worse now.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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Default appreciating all your good insight :)

O.K., so I'm learning something from all of you, thanks. but I could use some more specifics about the LV music industry. so my husband Dave the drummer is in the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, so he's a pro., has played with everyone from Little Richard to Lou Rawls. so how would he go about connecting with people who hire serious musicians in LV? yes, he has an agent, but his agent just seems to know about gigs on the road and I want to keep him in one place, we just got married! so tell me more people about the bands/prod. co.'s who are involved with the casinos?

Thanks!! - Heidi
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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get a new vegas agent.. start from scratch
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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That resume alone is just not good enough for a long a successful gig in LV. Your husband's still gonna need juice (and I don't mean the kind usually associated with cetain newlywed activities! ) Being married to a musician and depending on such for primary income is usually condusive to lonely nights and moving around.
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Home!
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I saw quite a few musicians traveling around the valet areas of the hotels searching for cigarette butts in the ashtrays. And if you gave them a whole one they played a ditty for ya!!!

Good luck on your venture. Sounds like your hubby is good at what he does. Maybe the competition would be a bit fierce in LV. I don't know. But I am sure if he has been in the biz for a while he can get at least some advice from his agent on how to start making contacts.

Or, as Buzz said, talk to an agent in Vegas.

I love Las Vegas living!
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