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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Manojaya S Sarvadamana B
Organisation – Freelance
Age – 24
City – Bengaluru
Work Experience (Years) – 7
LinkedIn – https://in.linkedin.com/in/manojaya-s-sarvadamana-b-00ba3398
Under-Graduation – B.E, SJMIT, Chitradurga(VTU)

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I started to develop an interest in music when I was studying in the 10th standard. Like most people, I got inspired by one of my classmates to learn the guitar. It was not an easy journey. Initially, my family was against me learning the guitar. I asked them on daily basis but never got a yes from them till my 10th Grade. Some of us started a local rock band where there was no idea of a rock band in Chitradurga. We started performing in local shows and colleges initially. From this, my journey in music started formally. For all 4 years of engineering, I concentrated, both, on music and studies. I learned music at the Nathaniel School of Music, Banglore. And I would like to share that do not any degree unnecessarily if your heart is not in it. I did 4 years engineering that has no link with the work I do. So I request all to invest time in what they do really want to and gain expertize in that field. Though it took some time, I now have the proper knowledge and composing songs comes naturally to me now.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

I work as a photo editor at a company called Nearby. With that, whenever I have time I make some music videos. I compose Kannada songs. I even compose music for short movies and music videos. Being a Musician, I perform with some bands whenever my schedule allows. I have experience in leading a band from the past 7 years as I have been doing this for the last 7 years. I have knowledge of music composing software. And I know a bit of keyboard and drums as well. I am trying to get into the Kannada film industry by composing music.

Average Income of a Musician in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
All 7 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?

Yes, it is risky at first but once you get established you will have a steady income. Connections are very important in this field.

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

You should have an interest and must have the willpower to do something no matter what may come in your way.


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in the Profession of a Musician

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be a successful Musician?
Education not required
Would you say that Studious student is generally a successful Musician?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?


What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?

Based on their mentor. Maybe he can take good basic knowledge under any mentor for 6 months and then he has to practice. That would cost a maximum of 30 to 50K for 6 months.

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful Musician?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he get easily stressed out, angry and irritated
Please provide details

See in this field connections are very important we have to socially active.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage to become a Musician?

You should have the will to work hard. In such an industry, your work is driven by your own will, especially when you are a freelancer. If you are really passionate about your music, choose this field. However, you will need constant practice and patience before you can consider yourself to be ‘established’ in this industry. Try to create your own style of music, be distinctive, in order to be noticed.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Musician?

Initially, the income will be very less. Patience is everything in this field- patience to compose, patience to record and patience to edit. Patience drives everything in this field. Once established, you can earn a lot. Since there is a lot of time and effort that goes into the industry before you see any kind of success, it can be extremely stressful and people do not have a good opinion about your profession. You need to learn how to deal with the negativity and still be focused.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Very Difficult

Connections u need to make it happen is very difficult as the industry people are already established they don’t want any other to be in that position.

How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
May be Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

Music. This gave me calmness to read all the time when I am in stress. WheneverI was sad music was there to lift me up. So I will definitely choose music. Music is my life.

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