Your Singing Career
- September 6, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
As artist demos pile up on the floors of A&R directors offices along with on the tables along with window ledges of music industry pros offices alike, one thing you can be sure of, the vast majority will never be heard, will be overlooked because of unprofessional marketing along with packaging along with likely not develop the “the idea” factor in which so many managers, booking agents along with music execs everywhere wish to discover. You’ve heard the phrase, “Man in which band has the idea.” The “the idea” will be what sells along with finding “the idea” for many groups or singers will be not always easy.
Where are you looking to go in your singing career? Are you serious, just starting to think about the idea, or are you weary by the never endless promises with little to show in return. from the next few minutes, let’s take a look at some key factors in which you might try to incorporate into your singing career along with maybe, just maybe you can take the idea one step closer to your singing goals, artist record deal or wherever your dreams are wanting to take you.
As we get commenced here, just know in which many will try to convince you or try to sell you on some idea or book in which they want you to buy in which will herald all of the “inside secrets” to the music business – I will not. I learned quite a few years ago as a talent booking agent with the William Morris Agency in which you can plan, plan along with plan again along with then still not get the deal even with considerable backing along with influence. What I can do will be offer some workable game plans along with advice in which you can incorporate into your career.
In your desired singing career path always start with attitude. I know a very prominent artist manager whose motto will be “Attitude will be everything.” If you’ve got a great attitude everything else will fall into place. You know how many singers along with session singers I’ve met through the years who have a lack luster attitude along with then wonder why they’re not called in for studio work even though they have an incredible wealth of singing experience along with talent? – Too many to mention. Take an attitude inventory along with ask yourself, “Do I come across as a know-the idea-all, or am I edgy or do I exude confidence which has a flexible singing style? You get the picture.
Next, take an honest look at your talent along with abilities. will be your desire to sing springing forth by only a dream, or do you have credible talent to back the idea up. Be honest today – Mom along with dad telling you how wonderful you are isn’t going to get the idea if you aren’t in fact talented. in which will be often the most difficult step for most singers along with musicians. Do I develop the ability, determination along with talent to drive in which dream of mine, or am I living in a fantasy world? Do some soul searching, nevertheless don’t confuse the “no’s” of the industry to whether you have talent or not. Oftentimes, singers with incredible gifts along with abilities get the cold shoulder by industry insiders, so be careful in your evaluation.
Another thing to consider will be your singing style. Are you singing the style of the real you, or a forced style because you like the style, nevertheless you either can’t pull the idea off, or the idea’s just plain not you. You can almost immediately tell when an individual or band will be playing a style in which will be not from the musical scope of who they are – along with the truth will be, most everyone else can tell the idea to. Don’t be afraid to broaden your musical horizons, just be true to who you are.
What are you currently doing to further your career? Are you thinking inside the box or out when you are looking at promoting your singing skills or band? Although for a band or solo act the artist showcase, with hopefully a room filled with eager industry pros, will be your ultimate goal when looking to get signed, nevertheless getting there doesn’t have to be? Don’t get bogged down with the “in which will be how everyone does the idea approach”. Instead, look at ideas along with concepts in which are creative in which can get you to your goal. Have you thought of writing spots or commercials for DJ’s or radio personalities in your local area in which might take a liking to your music in which you created for their show just for them for free? There are quite a few ideas like in which in which can go a long ways to further your career. Besides in which, the idea’s great exposure along with bio info.
As a session singer or background vocal singer, what are you doing to break in? Are you submitting CDs or mp3’s in which are pretty not bad, or are you sending out incredible, I’ve already arrived on the scene sounding demos? Send out only what could be considered a great sounding demo – one in which makes your socks roll up along with down. What ever you do, in which demo ought to produce the word wow!
What does your marketing look like? Are your pictures, bios along with press kits looking top notch or do they look like someone by the band half hazardly put something together? Image will be everything in in which business. Do you have a website? You ought to along with the idea ought to include quite a few pages including bio, pictures, sample mp3’s for broadband along with 56K connections, as well as contact along with booking info along with your calendar of events. You will want to consider a logo to be used on absolutely everything. A logo sets the tone for who you are along with should be memorable. More of in which type of information can be found at ReelMusician.com. For in which matter there are a multitude of articles on booking, management, etc in which can be found as well at ReelMusician.com along with free downloadable e-books. Many of these articles go a lot further in depth in those specific areas along with so many of you who are reading, being significantly further in your career along with knowledge can truly benefit by the information.
Don’t bother going to find a manager, booking agent or any additional music industry pro until you have your act together. Make sure in which you know yourself, your music, your press kits along with logos along with are comfortable with the whole package, because in which’s what you are ultimately selling. Be certain of your stage image. Again, don’t let everyone else who has gone before you along with will be currently on the top 40 charts dictate your image. The image ought to fit who you are along with both you along with the audience better be comfortable with the idea along with consider the idea authentically you.
In short, take the time, investigate who you are, where you want to go, make a career blueprint along with follow your dreams.