30 Jul '15, 4am

Can being a full-time musician in Singapore ever be attainable? #singaporemusic

For a place like Singapore, the growing sentiment of the country’s cost of living has made itself at home as long as Chicken Rice gets $0.50 more expensive every year. There's the fear of taking an unconventional route for a professional job. There's also the age-old tale of following passion over stability, even though they're not mutually exclusive. “Overfussy”. Complacent. Entitled. Morose. These are some words that Victor Mills, the recently-appointed chief executive of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC), used to describe many Singaporeans he's witnessed or interacted with in the workforce. Whether his sentiments hint at a widespread problem that has already manifested itself is debatable, but it's safe to say it hasn't been an easy feat making a living in the country. Being a musician, in particular, hasn't been exactly the most stable of jobs, as ...

Full article: http://www.redbull.com/sg/en/music/stories/1331737592005/...

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