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The summer of 2012 was pivotal for my husband and me. We had loved living in Boston, but the time had come to move on. Between the two of us, we had a pair of music school degrees, decades of instrumental experience, résumés that were useless outside of the entertainment world, and a handful of enticing prospects that weren't particularly lucrative. We discussed Los Angeles, Toronto, San Francisco, and Nashville. Maybe it was because he's a big Seinfeld fan, or because my Alicia Keys phase still had a big influence on my life, but we finally decided on New York. Being musicians in a new place was tough – I still consider sprinting back home to California every winter – but thanks to fate and some sage advice, we've adapted nicely. Here are some tips for musicians settling into new cities.