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Have you ever felt like your music would go so much further if you just lived in a city better suited for your sound? Maybe you're from a small town in the South, but all of your influences are from the UK, and you can bank on the fact that so many more doors will open up once you get your music over there. Well, goodbyemotel felt similarly, and after scoring a spot at CMJ through Sonicbids, they decided to pick up and move from their hometown of Melbourne, Australia, all the way to New York City.
Even though it can seem like music is most commonly spread online in the 21st century, there's no denying the countless opportunities that come along with physically being in big music cities like New York, and that's why goodbyemotel now calls it their new home. But as you can imagine, making the international move wasn't easy, nor was it cheap. Through perseverance, hard work, and lots and lots of planning, they've managed to make their way to big stages across the country, as well as landing impressive TV sync deals. Below, the band gives an honest account of the challenges of moving to NYC, and their best advice for other bands looking to do the same.