Denny, I find it hard to believe you made an actual living PLAYING music the last 30 years. Producing and running a studio, sure. But touring and writing records doesn't give you a good income unless you're the freakin' Rolling Stones or something...
I haven't given up on trying to make it in the music biz, but I'm definitely not going to play something I don't enjoy playing to get there. If it's gonna happen, it's gonna happen in the style of music I want to play.
No touring for me....I've been there and done that and got too many T shirts! That was why I opened the studio. We've done post production and custom music, kinda like Drew mentioned in the OP. After 28 years, we're in the process of selling off the equipment and closing it down. Good luck to you...I see you're as idealistic about music as you are about beer.
I guess I am pretty idealistic huh? What do you plan to do once you've got all that stuff sold and taken care off? Retire, travel, brew?