Quote TheChorltonWheelie:Quote Guy7:
At what point do you become a professional musician?
In today's climate I think the question should be "At what point do you go from being a professional musician to an amateur?", on the basis that there are a great deal of highly-skilled people that can no longer make a living from music: does that mean they're no longer a "professional"?
There's a difference from a self-employed person being inbetween jobs (musican, actor, plasterer, bricklayer, etc) or someone who derives their main income from something else and occasionally gets paid as a contractor.
So a musician who makes their primary income working in Tesco, but does get the occasional well paid gig, is not a professional musician, but a professional supermarket worker with a side income.
What does the person spend MOST of their time doing for the money they need?
Ultimately you can put whatever you like on your passport