Take Center Stage: Amazing Advice To Help Get Your Singing Career Off The Ground

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Getting your singing career off the ground isn’t easy, but you shouldn’t give up on your dream either! (Photo Courtesy: https://flic.kr/p/5N4Jph)

This article is a guest contribution from freelance writer Alicia Baker

Singing is one of the most creative and beautiful art forms in the world.

So many young children grow up wanting to be professional singers in this day and age, but, what does it take to actually make it in the music industry

One thing’s for certain, it will be tough!

You aren’t alone, thousands of aspiring artists try to make a name for themselves on stage each year, but if you follow the advice we provide below, you may start to see your singing career soar above the competition.

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Take Proper Singing Lessons

No matter how good you are at singing, it pays to take proper singing lessons.

Singing lessons produce two massive benefits for you. First, you can fine tune your craft and get better at live performances. You’ll learn specific techniques that can help elevate you above others.

Second, you’ll be working alongside a professional singing teacher with real world experience. There’s a very good chance if you are good they’ll have music industry contacts and can help you find work here and there. They may have another client that needs someone to perform in a musical. Or, they may have taught people that now have record labels and are looking for talent.

Doors can be nudged open for you if you take singing lessons.

Make Your Music Free To Listen To

Getting ahead in the music business is all about getting noticed. As far as a singing career goes, you’ll desperately need people to notice your talents.

Good singers often get picked up and then signed to major record labels. The most recent example of this is Shawn Mendes who got noticed through short videos on Vine. That’s the secret to getting noticed, providing people with free access to your music. You can do this in numerous ways, the two most popular are via YouTube and Soundcloud. Don’t bother using Vine anymore as it’s getting shut down soon so will be obsolete.

YouTube allows you to record videos of yourself singing and upload them to the site. There are countless people that make a successful singing career this way. However, Soundcloud is often the better option as it’s a free music streaming service. People can listen to tunes for free on their phone while they work, run, etc.

A simple tip to get noticed on this platform is to purchase Soundcloud plays. This will make it seem like your songs have lots of views and it will attract more listeners as they seem like popular songs. Tricky, sure, but you’re fighting to against the odds and trying to get noticed – sometimes you have to play in the grey area.

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Make your music available for free to start, it will help build an audience of fans (Photo Courtesy: https://flic.kr/p/5N4Jph)

Don’t Aim Too High From The Start

It’s natural to have ambitions of becoming a successful and well-known singer. However, this can often be the downfall of many ambitious singers.

It will be very difficult to get the big gigs and the big contracts right from the start. You’ve chosen a career path that’s very competitive and careers are often built the hard way. You should set your sights low when you’re just starting out.

Take as many small gigs as you can as it will help you gain experience. With this experience also comes contacts in the industry. Think small-scale success to begin with, and you’ll soon make your way up the ladder and become a successful artist.  

Follow these tips and put in plenty of hard work to get your career up and running. Who knows, in a few years you may be on center stage on Broadway or have a number one selling album!

About Brian Clapp

Brian Clapp has worked in the broadcast media for over 14 years as a writer, editor, producer & news director. After beginning his career in Atlanta at CNN/Sports Illustrated, he switched coasts to Seattle to work at Fox Sports Northwest. In 2010, Brian began pursuing a new found passion on the digital media side, launching a successful website and then taking on the role of Director of Content for WorkinSports.com & WorkinEntertainment.com.

Recently Brian has become addicted to Google+ and LinkedIn so add him to your circles and make him a contact. No seriously, you should.