If there was a simple formula which guaranteed fame and fortune to singers, many of us would have used it by now. However just because the music is a hard industry to crack, does not mean that you should not give it a go! Check out our tips and tricks for becoming a famous singer, no guarantees offered.
Patience is a virtue and also a necessity in the music industry. Whilst you should never lose sight of your end goal, remember that many successful singers and musicians have put in the hard work prior to their success. So be prepared to play low key gigs, see it as rehearsal for that big arena that you will soon be playing.
Whilst you will eventually need a repertoire to secure gigs, at the beginning the goal is to perfect just one song. Perform anywhere that will give you the chance as it will enable you to build confidence.
How is your breathing? Plan where you need to breathe within a song. Breath control is an essential part of singing and will enable you to keep control during a performance.
You Tube has launched the careers of multiple high profile musicians, including Justin Bieber. Love him or hate him, starting a You Tube channel could get you a foot in the door.
Yet before you hit the upload button, think about your voice objectively. How good is it? How much training have you done? Would you benefit from more rehearsal? Remember that for each person ready to give you a thumbs up for your performance, there will be ten ready to dismiss you. This could damage confidence if you are not well prepared.
Network. Give yourself the opportunity to meet influential people from the industry. Find out where these type of people hang out and join them, of course we are not endorsing stalking!
Be prepared for criticism. Some people just won’t like your voice and that is ok. Even the most successful singers will sometimes find themselves under fire, so don’t be too hard on yourself.
Don’t be naive! We know that you are desperate for your big break but don’t be prepared to pay for it. Agents who expect you to put your hand in your pocket for a demo or to sign up are not usually genuine. Additionally, never enter into a verbal agreement, always ask for a written contract.
If you are struggling to get recognised on your own, why not join forces with a band. Of course any successes will be shared , so bear that in mind before starting work.