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Old 04-28-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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Forgive me if I'm posting this in the wrong forum, I'm new to this.

I'm 26. I currently live in Deerfield, Ohio and the thing I enjoy most is singing. I've done it since I was little. I tried to forget about it since it's an "unrealistic dream" but lately I've been thinking, why not? I should at least give it a try. Besides, it makes me happy. So I want to relocate to a more music-oriented city since there is no opportunity at all where I currently live. I was wondering if any of you could give me some suggestions or advice about where I should consider moving to? I would like the area to be somewhat safe/affordable. I have 2 kids so need decent schools. My bf will be coming with me, he will have to quit his job that he works at making $20/hr, which he is willing to do it, just wants to find a job where we move to before we move there. I work as a medical transcriptionist from home. I make roughly 25-20/hr, depending on the amount of time I put in. I plan on moving in about a year and 1/2. We have about $5 grand saved up so far. Some places I'm considering are Austin, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee. My bf has family in Tennessee. I don't think I could afford LA. I need to be where I can have as much opportunity as possible. I just want to get out there and do this! If you have any suggestions, would you please be specific as to what area in that particular place is best for what I'm looking for? Just so everyone knows, I know my chances of making it big are slim to none, but I'm willing to take the risk. Some of you may say don't waste your time, just stay in Ohio. Well, that used to be my mindset and that mindset has changed. I'm prepared to face rejection. I know that if I don't try, I'll regret it for the rest of my life.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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Btw, I like all music, but the genere I'm most interested in is pop or country pop. I don't play any cool instruments (I played trombone in school) but I am learning guitar. Basically singing is my thing.
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:41 PM
 
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Forgive me if I'm posting this in the wrong forum, I'm new to this.

I'm 26. I currently live in Deerfield, Ohio and the thing I enjoy most is singing. I've done it since I was little. I tried to forget about it since it's an "unrealistic dream" but lately I've been thinking, why not? I should at least give it a try. Besides, it makes me happy. So I want to relocate to a more music-oriented city since there is no opportunity at all where I currently live. I was wondering if any of you could give me some suggestions or advice about where I should consider moving to? I would like the area to be somewhat safe/affordable. I have 2 kids so need decent schools. My bf will be coming with me, he will have to quit his job that he works at making $20/hr, which he is willing to do it, just wants to find a job where we move to before we move there. I work as a medical transcriptionist from home. I make roughly 25-20/hr, depending on the amount of time I put in. I plan on moving in about a year and 1/2. We have about $5 grand saved up so far. Some places I'm considering are Austin, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee. My bf has family in Tennessee. I don't think I could afford LA. I need to be where I can have as much opportunity as possible. I just want to get out there and do this! If you have any suggestions, would you please be specific as to what area in that particular place is best for what I'm looking for? Just so everyone knows, I know my chances of making it big are slim to none, but I'm willing to take the risk. Some of you may say don't waste your time, just stay in Ohio. Well, that used to be my mindset and that mindset has changed. I'm prepared to face rejection. I know that if I don't try, I'll regret it for the rest of my life.
I'm not a musician but, but I've been frequenting the local club scene in Charlotte, I have spoken with a few up and comers that left there hometowns to move to Atlanta. also Ashville NC seems to be a hot bed.

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Old 04-28-2011, 02:53 PM
 
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You've already pegged the two best cities. Portland, Oregon is also good as it close enough to Seattle, Vancouver and northern California to play gigs when necessary and has a thriving music scene. It may also not be a bad idea looking at a smaller city along 95 on the east coast. Unless your happy being a lounge act or singing at some dive bar you're going to have to do some traveling.
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