Some people have an amazing voice. Others are crowd-pleasers. But most of them are not famous. Everyone with an iota of talent has dreamed of singing in front of an adoring crowd, signing autographs, and being a star. But what does it take? Here are a few tips for you, should you try and become a famous singer.
There is a ton of hard work that goes hand-in-hand with any serious project, and singing is no exception. You need to work on your vocal cords, see if you can increase your range, and develop your own style. If possible, find a professional tutor. It also might be a good idea to start a band and play at local coffee shops at first. You need to be prepared when the opportunity knocks.
Find What Makes You Stand Out
The world is full of singers. Why are you different? Why should a record company sign a contract with you, instead of someone else? If you can’t find anything else, you can start with a crazy haircut, or a gimmick. Malinda Kathleen Reese, for example, is a YouTuber who writes songs, but she started out running the lyrics of the songs through Google Translate into several languages and back to English. She would then sing the revised version. The hilarity established loyal followers. This brings us to our next point.
Social media presence is a must. Apart from having your own Facebook page, Twitter account, and LinkedIn profile, you should turn your attention to channels that will get you precious exposure. YouTube is a great place to start, though many singers and songwriters (creators, really) tend to make their projects available on Patreon and other platforms. Make them come to you, tell them about your latest concerts, projects, and future plans.
Try Out on Talent Shows
Talent shows are the perfect way for you to show the world what you’ve got. They are also a great way to learn to deal with criticism. Find a song that you can sing perfectly in your sleep and make their jaws drop. Do not get discouraged if you don’t succeed on your first try. There are many talent shows these days, and it is just a matter of time before you get your shot.
There are singers that are famous, but are, arguably, mediocre. Why is that? Networking. Your singing voice and lung capacity are worth nothing if you can’t present them to the proper people. Spend time with other musicians. Casually mention that you are into singing, and let the right crowd hear you. If you are lucky, you just might get discovered. Good luck!