By Rob - United States
Today, I finally released my first music album. I dropped out of college to pay for it after my friends who liked my music urged me to. They keep telling me how much they love the CD. I've only sold one copy. Turns out they put it on a sharing site so only one of them would have to buy it. FML
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  tikimuppet  |  11

I was gonna say the same, I know dozens of people who are in bands but their education comes first and they practise and record music alongside college. Why couldn't you do that?

  Reyo  |  2

um...sell merchandise? Play live? There's a reason the biggest bands on the Earth do shit like that. Do you really expect to make a living off of selling records alone?

  DameGreyWulf  |  0

Agreed with 1, 44, and 70.
And honestly? It's common sense to think about back ups. Go ahead and do your dream, but minor in something on the side so you might at least have a nice job if shit hits the fan.

  yehr  |  0

why, you go to college to get further education for what you think you want to end up doing.. he already picked it and saved himself some money. If it really doesn't work out, he can pick college back up at any time. It's ALWAYS there.

  DameGreyWulf  |  0

Gets more expensive, actually. Inflation as time passes, plus not being eligible for a few scholarships because you're not fresh out of high school, and of course any credits you previously earned disappear after a certain amount of time, so you'll waste plenty of time retaking classes....

  skelator_rokz  |  0

it is not a dead end dream, i too am a musician, i did not drop out of school becuz imma go to a music school butttt im not going to scold u for doing so.
what type of music do u do? i would love to hear it

  TheTruth1428  |  0

I agree. I'm assuming you don't have millions of friends, let alone a thousand. You had no reason to drop out of college for such a low amount of people.

YDI for what you did, but you should go after your friends for stealing it if you're that upset about it and think your life if fucked. You know which person bought it and put it up on the site, and you know which other ones stole it, go get em or stop bitching.

  LilaBear  |  1

actually, that should be the other way round - "I'm assuming you don't have a thousand friends, let alone a million". It's like saying "I'm assuming you don't have even a thousand friends, so you're sure not going to have a million." Saying it the reverse doesn't even make sense.

  djqlue  |  0

Actually, it also makes sense to say "I'm assuming you don't have even a thousand friends, so you're sure not going to have a million," because it implies that if he doesn't have a few, how could he have enough to cover his expenses for the rest of his life.

By  Lisa89  |  3

Welcome to the music industry.
And if it was acual money you were after then it's stupid for you to think you could make enough to get by when you're an unknown artists with one album.

By  trizzieb  |  0

If it was really that good, people would buy it, share site or not. Get a manager, play your ass off, and if you are good enough you'll sign with someone and have a nice shiny buss.

  kimilei  |  0

Agreed. I'm always downloading, but after so many downloads I have no problem buying an album if I like what I'm hearing, especially if the album has songs that aren't on torrent.

YDI for not being prepared.

By  NorfolkDude  |  2

Risky dream. You tried to go all out, and pretty much lost everything in the process. My recommendation? Try local shows, like open-mic night at bars, and try to promote your album. That would have been a smart first step, but this is your only chance at success now since you went all out, so you might as well try that route.

You can't just trust that your "friends" are going to promote your cd. You spent everything on those cds, so now you should go out and try to make it worth while.