“I would love to be part of a solid band, but at this time I find it more lucrative to be independent.” Tyrel McCoy, Session Drummer
Musicians For Hire
We as music fans usually think about our favorite bands and about songs that we love. But there’s more to it. What about musicians that aren’t affiliated with any particular band? What about independent musicians that get hired tour by tour and who sit in for studio sessions?
Tyrel McCoy, a professional drummer, on what it’s like to be a musician for hire.
Hi Tyrel – thank you for taking the time to talk with us today. You are in a very unique position to help us understand some of the ins-and-outs of the industry. You are a full-time working musician. You are a songwriter. But you’re not associated with any particular band. You’re an independent drummer. So how’s that work? Who hires you?