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Pursuing Your Music Career Overseas


Several opportunities exist for pursuing your music career overseas. Actually, the world is your oyster and it is wide open. Depending upon your instruments, and whether you play solo or come equipped with a band, a variety of options exist for you. Actually not just music careers but there are a lot of jobs overseas that you can consider like teaching, caregiving and other medical jobs, but we are going to tackle music careers this time.

A nightclub piano player who sings can make some great money if they secure a manager to book them gigs around the globe. Whether you want to go to the biggest tourist traps in high season over on the French Riviera or play for Cannes Music Festival, consider it a realistic option.

It pays well, the hosting bars and clubs will often put you up in a hotel for the duration of your stay, and you may be comped on food as well. In addition, it provides the added opportunity for you to play tourist and trek around Europe once your gigs have completed.

Along the same lines, one arena that many people never think of is the travel industry. Cruise ships are known for needing entertainment, and you may find that they want just what you have to offer the world.

Similarly, resorts and casinos also have a strong need for musicians. Of course, those opportunities are worldwide. Consider spending next year in Spain or in Japan, and anywhere else you want to perform.

Another way that musicians play around the world is to get on as studio musicians. Once you have proven yourself as a musician, and have had that stroke of luck that gets you into the studio, you become an asset. Other musicians and producers will call on you repeatedly as they require your playing.

If you are not yet a professional, it is strongly encouraged that you go to school for music. Actually, count on it. In order for you to keep up with professionals you will need to learn your instrument.

Practice, take the difficult music performance classes and earn your degree. Keep an eye on schools that have a strong network of working and successful musicians. They may just be your lifeline into your new life as a musician.

Pursuing your music career overseas is possible with a lot of hard work, mastery of your instrument, a love of performance, and some creativity in booking gigs. The world is wide open and it is calling to you to play your music. Maybe you will be the next piano man, the best crooner on cruise ships or in casinos.