See yesterday’s Tip. Many musicians wisely choose to build their own local ‘Empire’ as a secure workplace for many years to come. That can be a good idea as long as you are the big fish in a sustainable pond, and you have done EVERYTHING discussed in the blog portion of this website to date. Many full time professional musicians who choose to work a 200 mile radius hold a Masters degree andteach as adjuncts in nearby Colleges and Universities. If you plan to work as a full time professional musician without traveling or teaching, your career may be short lived!