“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” ~Lao Tzu
Many of us choose a university based on a few factors; the course, the potential for job success and the location. If further education is something you are considering this year then start looking now at what is available and what can give you the best start in a career. If location plays a big factor for you then London may well be the ideal place for you to start looking at continuing your education. So, what has London got to offer that many other places don’t?
1. Location: London offers so much more than other major cities due to its infrastructure. With a social buzz at every corner, channeling this in the right way can open doors and provide you with a major advantage.
2. Music Scene: Without a doubt, London is one of the world’s music capitals. It’s the ideal place to start your music career, to network, play and get into the industry. London is also where many of the top labels, studios, and management companies are housed. As well as hosting all the major stars, London has an incredibly vibrant and diverse music scene. On any given night you can check out acts from the four corners of the globe in every style imaginable. Whether that be the newest grime act in East London, legendary Jazzers at Ronnie Scotts, cutting edge alternative bands in Camden or some delectable soul in a super cool club.
3. Population: London is known for being a bustling city with so much diversity in terms of culture, food and style, but this makes it all the more exciting to be part of. University is about meeting people and interacting with a whole range of groups and there is no better city to do this than London. Also, the more people there are the more chance you have of meeting someone who can help you get a head start in your career. Yes there is also more competition, but the endless opportunities to learn about the industry, network and perform, are the reasons why aspiring musicians choose the capital city.
4. Work Potential: We all know that people are still struggling to find work in the current climate, but whilst in education why not take advantage of the opportunity to undertake work experience if it becomes available. With the various places that may be willing to take on undergraduates for short spells, it may mean you get a taste of the music industry whilst still at university, helping you decide which area of the sector you want to work in when you graduate. There are so many different things to consider, but for this industry you need to be in the heart of the action and there you have it, 4 reasons to choose London as the place for learning about and becoming part of the music industry.
This post was written by Jenny Pilley on behalf of Tech Music School – an established music college (http://www.techmusicschool.co.uk/) based in the heart of London.
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