How to Make a Living Playing Music in a Band - Conrad Doucette

In Chapter 15 of 21 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, musician and Takka Takka drummer Conrad Doucette answers "What Advice Do You Have for Aspiring Bands Looking to Make a Living Playing Music?"  Doucette notes that his band Takka Takka is not yet able to play music full time.  The band prioritizes maintaining full artistic control so must remain patient as it develops experience and material over time.  He notes how musicians must always be aware of the trade offs between financial freedom and artistic control.  Doucette is the drummer for the Brooklyn-based band Takka Takka.  He also performs with The National, Okkervil River, and Alina Simone.  When not performing, Doucette works as a copywriter, blogger, and digital media producer.  He has worked at Blender, Fuse TV, and  Doucette earned his BA in History from the University of Michigan.