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I want to become a studio musician without going to university. How can I get studios to notice me?

A lot of musicians don’t study music at uni these days. But make your own music, send it to as many people as possible- it’s so easy with Spotify and Soundcloud etc these days. Go to open mics and jams to meet other musicians and record with them- the music business is run on networking these days. Just keep playing and collaborating with as many people as possible and more opportunities will arise.

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Intern with them. If there's no post open, offer to help them for free for experience. After building a good relationship with them, ask them to try you out. Hope that helps! ☺️

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