Top 10 Things Every Serious Musician Needs to Have

Top 10 Things Every Serious Musician Should Have

To be clear you can have ZERO things mentioned on this list and still be a highly skilled or beast of musician but how bad do you want to get to that next level? Take a look at the list below and ask yourself what do you need to re-evaluate. Now this checklist is not for the new comers to the world of music but more so for the seasoned musicians. How do you stack up?

1. Passport

So you have been playing in a band, in church or have been on multiple gigs as a mercenary musician but now you get the call that you have been waiting for, someone wants to put you on to a major gig. You know all the music and as a matter of fact it was your friend that suggested this gig to you everything looks great but then the manager tells you the first tour date is overseas. Guess what you just get passed on because the artists does not have the 3 months you need to wait for you to get your passport. This is one of the easiest items on this checklist that you can knock off and guess what your passport would be good for 10 years!

2. Own a vehicle

How can owning a vehicle be a necessity for being a serious musician? This is the exact type of question that someone who does not own a vehicle asks, it truly is. Trust us fellow car having musicians when we tell you that NO ONE likes having to go out of their way to pick you up, perhaps you non car having self realizes this. If you got called for 6 gig this month I can guarantee that you missed out on at least 4 gigs because you do not have any wheels. Do not let factors that have nothing to do with your ability to play determine whether or not you get called for opportunities. Again this how comfortable are you with the