Alright, this is something I needed to say about my future with the piano and the music industry.
First of all I am enjoying the piano so I don't have problems with it but what is bothering me is if I ever get the attention of some tv studio to make a professional music video in a recording studio, ONE TV is normally a tv studio but they have a professional music studio and do have a grand piano as I asked them (I've seen music productions being made there via music videos) if one needs any other instruments then that musician must bring them with him.
Later on they advice to bring their music to a recording studio to master the track or whatever such studios do and then later on the tv studio broadcast it on local TV on their channel.
I asked them as I've seen a music video filmed in one of their studios and told me that no, you need an agent/manager or whatever to be allowed to use their studio/piano so even if there is an artist/musician/band who is highly talented/skilled if they somehow they didn't get any agents/managers (let be honest getting an agent here is not easy, I don't know how it is worldwide but in Malta few artists find agents that are willing to cooperate with them) then that means they won't get to put their production on air, tv studios such as ONE and whatever else music tv studio is around accept few artists, many artists here had their dreams broken, it's not that they are bad, they're great musicians/singers but they still hadn't gotten any attention from a tv studio or media.
Thus they relegate to just use youtube as their medium and possibly never make it to a studio or make a music video that captures the interest of a tv station.
Thankfully you don't need an agent to make a music video, I chatted with a studio that does music video for artists and they told me yes they do that and be free to talk to them if I need to hire their services but they don't cooperate with tv stations and help you or anyone broadcast the production on tv, they give you the production they filmed to you once finished then the rest is yours, which I would put it on my youtube account when I make one (this is not for the time being, right now I am merely practicing piano)
In Malta here there are reputable recording studios such as
-Somnio Recording Studios (Has a parlour grand piano available)
-Lito's Place (Baby grand available)
-Analise and Mirko Recording Studio (An old and dated grand piano available)
-Wicked and Loud (Doesn't have acoustic pianos at all, they have digitals ones, synthesizers and keyboards)
*It's been a while since I've checked the instruments of said studios, some may not have a piano anymore, SRS and Lito's Place may have sold or gotten a different piano since then, perhaps they may have shut down as well as it's been a while since they updated on their facebook and SRS doesn't have a website, just a fb page that it hasn't updated since 2019
I don't know about A&M but W&L is currently the newest recording studio here so it has the most up-to-date information
With all that said artists who have the luck to make it big get interviews and the such, once again many artists/bands here don't make it anywhere and they've been playing for ages but remain obscure, they never had their music videos broadcasted or get called for interviews.
My niece only recently she got the attention of a tv studio and had her production broadcasted on Malta's local music channel
This is her music video here
A friend of mine who also made his music video got attention from a tv station and had his production be broadcasted on local tv.Here's his video
his other videos also got broadcasted as well and he recently made another one in Mexico by which it would be released on our local tv station when it's done.
They both got called for interviews so kudos to them, I am really happy for my niece and my friend of course, however he has an agent, where as my niece without any agent, I guess it's about knowing the right people in this case.
Now this doesn't deter me to practice piano, first and foremost I play the piano is because I enjoy it, money and fame are secondary things to me, I will however when I get proficient on the piano (4-5 years of constant practice for 1-2 hours a day would do?) make a few gigs and I'd expect to get paid for gigs, I wouldn't do gigs for free personally, I agree with Alex Coleman
answer on this question, although I don't see myself doing gigs very much, just a few times and of course I am not making a living on them, I will never quit my normal job.
As well as compose a song in one of the recording studios mentioned above but I doubt I'l get the attention of a tv station/studio or get interviewed, I'm afraid I will not gather their attention sadly but as I said before it does not deter me for practicing and enjoying the piano but I must admit that sometimes it does depress me that no matter how long one practice one may never make it anywhere.
Sometimes I think it's about who you know and put's you up on the pedestal as you or your band can be highly talented/skilled but never make it.
If this isn't the right place to post this then accept my sincere apologies, I tried looking online where to post this but neither fb or reddit are good places to post this and I admit that am not familiar with how the music industry work in my country nor do I know how it works worldwide or at least in Europe either but my interest currently is in Malta of course.