The Difference Between Wanting To Be A Singer vs Turning Your Dreams Into Reality! Wanting to have a singing career will not get you to your goals. Talking about how much you want to be a singer won’t get you hired. You can wish and pray and that will not achieve your goals either. So…
Promoting yourself is an important skill that you must have. You want to make it really easy for people to remember you, find you, refer to you, etc.. The best way to do this is to have your own website.
Many people ask me if you need to be able to sight read (notated music) to get hired to sing on sessions. There are basically two camps in the session world. Depending on which one you are apart of will determine whether it’s necessary for your career or not. I actually recommend sharpening your sight reading skills regardless of what camp you’re in. You just never know who will call you. You always want to be prepared and able to say YES!
If you wanna get paid to sing, study someone who IS getting paid to sing. Start studying what it is about the artist that gives them such a great fan base. There are many factors to be aware of. Is it their sound, song choice, look, attitude, interaction with fans or are they a great overall entertainer? These are the things you need to study about them.
Networking is the key to anything worth pursuing. These days, there are many ways to meet people through social media as well as the old fashioned way… face to face. As a singer looking to get paid to sing, it’s important that you are ready when your opportunity arises.
Many have been told “you sound amazing, you should get a record deal” “you should go on American Idol”, etc.. If this is you, and you think you have what it takes to break into the music industry, your first step should be spending some serious & dedicated time to developing your craft as a singer. There are multiple ways of doing this.