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Things to Remember When Travelling the World as a Budding Musician 

When wanting to be successful in any career or industry, numerous external and internal factors should be considered. None more so, when wanting to be a successful musician who is travelling the world and selling out arenas worldwide.  

With the whole world put on standstill regarding gigs, concerts, and tours, as a result of the pandemic, the prospect of hitting the road and showing your music to the world seems a while off as of late. That being said, nothing is stopping you from making plans, and notes of things to remember when looking to the future.  

While the vaccination programmes in countries such as our own have been ramped up a notch, the light at the end of the seemingly endless tunnel is becoming ever more apparent. With that, comes the prospect that restrictions are steadily lifted, and life as we once knew it will be making a comeback.  

If you are a budding musician who finds themselves often dreaming of life on the road and are searching for things to remember when travelling the world in the future, you are in the best place. To assist talented creatives such as yourself, we have compiled a helpful list below, read on for more!  

Taking as Little Luggage as Possible on Your Travels 

It is no surprise that this is one of the biggest things that artists and musicians should remember when heading off on their travels. More so, if you are playing back-to-back shows in different cities, you do not want to be lugging numerous suitcases along with you, especially if you are on a tight schedule. 

By packing lightly and taking as little as possible with you on the road, you can rest assured that your possessions will not hold you down. As long as you ensure you have the most essential items – such as yourself and any musical instruments – you can rest assured that you will be able to successfully perform. Any clothes or other items, you can simply purchase while you are on the road.  

Furthermore, if you have completed your trip, and bought some extra items along the way which you no longer want to keep or take home with you, there is always opportunity to donate them to those in need.

An alternative solution would be to use a tried and tested luggage shipping service such as Sherpr’s luggage shipping 

Being Able to Act When Inspiration Hits 

It is safe to say that we have all been in the position at some point or another when inspiration hits, and you are not in the right place to act on it.  

While this is okay most of the time, it could potentially lead to some delays as an artist, mainly if you are recording a new album or EP while on the road. The last thing you want is to have some inspiration for a song, and no way of experimenting or recording it!  

If you are travelling for a prolonged period of time, consider making a note of any recording studios and other facilities that are going to be in the areas that you will be visiting.  

By making a note of rehearsal spaces such as Pirate Studio, you can rest assured that you will be able to use the facilities when inspiration hits. From a Brooklyn rehearsal studio to London recording studios, we are confident that facilities such as these will allow you to record and make a note of your inspiration at the drop of a hat!  

Make as Many Connections as Possible, in as Many Places as Possible 

While it is essential to make friends on your travels, so you can have some company – particularly if you are travelling alone – it is also well worth noting that it would be beneficial to make connections beyond just friendship too. Travelling the world allows you to explore new places, explore new cultures, and showcase your music to a broader audience. It also allows you to meet like-minded people who could help you move your career in the right direction.  

By making connections in as many places as possible, and in a varied range of industries, you do not only have a potential place to crash but people who will be able to put a good word in for you in certain situations. Building your network while showcasing your music is certainly something to remember and is made much easier with the use of social media.  

Finally, while our previous suggestions are crucial aspects of being a travelling musician, the most important thing to remember is having fun! It can be challenging to go viral in a short space of time and building your reputation as a reputable musician will take a certain amount of time. With your expertise and consistent effort, we are confident that you will be selling out arenas on a world tour in no time!  

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