Hello everyone, my name is Chin Liang. This is a self introduction, as well as me wanting to seek some advice.
I like music.
(Yes, I know, this is probably just gonna be another cliche introduction, but please bear with me...)
I used to be a guitarist, self-taught and not that experienced, but I enjoyed spending hours just playing random notes and attempting songs that I like.
But I had to stop. I faced some financial difficulties as well as various issues. I had to give up my dream of becoming a musician. Heck, I had to give up alot of things in life because of something that happened... they say that life is filled with ups and downs, and this is the downest of the down.
To cut things short, it has been a rollercoaster ride. Since then, it has been about five years.
Five long years, I've been wandering around like a lost old fool. Until, I chanced upon Caustic. It piqued my interest, and I've decided to play with it a little while to pass time. Little did I know, it awakened some sort of the lost spark that I had within me. I had so much fun playing around with it, and listening to the tune I've made little by little, always put a smile on my face.
Thinking back, I felt like I've made the wrong choice. However, it also felt like I've made the right choice. Whichever path I chose to take will definitely be filled with regrets. But, I'm not young anymore. I don't want to continue wandering around like a lost clown. I WANT to do something that I enjoy everyday for years to come, and also to make a living out of it. I know that you can't have everything that you want in life, I know that, for the past five years or so, but at least I want to try before it is too late. The spark that have awakened in me... I just realized I love putting sounds together, piecing the different sounds of various instruments together. I did not realize all of this is possible alone, until I found Caustic. I want... to make a living as a music composer... is that the right term?
And here is where I ask for advice... is it possible to make a living as a "music composer"? How do I go about doing it?
Where can I share my music... without fear of getting it "stolen"? (copyright issues?) Any advice to someone new to this scene?
Any form of help or advice is much appreciated... even if nothing comes out of it, I just feel so much better sharing this... Thanks for taking the time to read it.
My name is Chin Liang, I guess this is my "last hurrah"... before I turn into a mundane human being.