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How Can I Become a Singer In The Music Industry Starting Out All by Myself?

I am in 10th grade and aspire to be a famous singer.

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Mizael’s Answer

Starting out as a singer in the music industry can be challenging, but it’s definitely possible with dedication and hard work. Here are some steps you can take to begin your journey:

1. Develop Your Skills: Practice singing regularly and work on improving your vocal technique. Consider taking singing lessons or joining a choir or vocal group to gain experience and receive feedback from instructors.
2. Build Your Repertoire: Learn a diverse range of songs in various genres to showcase your versatility as a singer. Experiment with different styles and find what resonates with you and your audience.
3. Create a Strong Online Presence: Utilize social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok to share your music and connect with potential fans. Post videos of yourself singing covers or original songs, and engage with your audience by responding to comments and messages.
4. Record Your Music: Invest in recording equipment or find a local studio where you can record your songs professionally. Release your music on digital platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud to reach a wider audience.
5. Build a Brand: Define your unique identity as an artist and develop a brand that reflects your personality and musical style. Consider creating a logo, designing artwork for your releases, and maintaining a cohesive aesthetic across your online platforms.
6. Network and Collaborate: Attend local open mic nights, talent shows, and music events to meet other musicians and industry professionals. Collaborating with other artists can help you expand your network and gain exposure to new audiences.
7. Seek Feedback and Guidance: Don’t be afraid to seek feedback from mentors, teachers, or experienced musicians. Consider joining online communities or forums where you can connect with other aspiring singers and receive constructive criticism on your work.
8. Stay Persistent and Resilient: The road to success in the music industry can be long and challenging, so it’s important to stay focused and resilient in the face of setbacks. Keep honing your craft, pursuing opportunities, and never give up on your dreams.

Remember that success in the music industry often requires a combination of talent, hard work, perseverance, and a bit of luck. Stay true to yourself and your passion for music, and continue to strive for excellence in your craft. With dedication and determination, you can work towards achieving your goal of becoming a famous singer.
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Joyce V’s Answer

While I am a songwriter, a long term one, I was once a singer when I was your age. I'm sorry now that I did not think I had enough talent and did not pursue singing. You can do it. Think about the term singer songwriter. I learned how to play an instrument and that would also help you. You can do open mics at local coffee houses or busk, which means singing on the street and earning a little in donations from passers by. The other option is to team up with a musician to write songs together and perform as a duo. You can also take voice lessons. One more thing: decide what type of music you'd like to sing and concentrate on that, be it pop or rock or whatever. Also do videos of your vocals for all the online options. Be prepared to need time to become successful. But it's always worth a try.
Thank you comment icon Thank You so much!!! I will keep doing my best! Roselyn
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Kilo’s Answer

I recommend kicking off your musical journey by immersing yourself in songs from the genre you're passionate about. This is a great way to get started!

Kilo recommends the following next steps:

Next make your own rendition of sed songs
Try to figure out the song structures and why people like them
Then build your on line presence
Real branding is self aware ( ALWAYS STAY TRUE TO YOU)
And at the end of the day just have fun with it. If you keep moving forward towards one goal you can't fail
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much! I'm definitely gonna try these methods! Roselyn
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Mack’s Answer

First of all the understanding that there are tons of amazing singers. Most will not become famous. So if you are mainly concerned with fame I think you are misguided. Being successful as a singer is completely different. Mostly though I would put an emphasis on learning the technicalities of music theory. Study music engineering. Anything you can do to broaden your knowledge of music as a whole will help you along the way to your ultimate goal. Writing is a huge part of being a singer. Put your talent on display and grow your audience at every chance you can. That core fan base will be the thing that will ultimately carry you to bigger and better gigs.
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Thomas’s Answer

Hi Roselyn,

I really hope all of this information thrown your way didn't overwhelm you or affect your dreams. While everything that everyone has said is true, I think you need to start a lot smaller before you get to the big leagues. Set smaller goals for yourself. Saying "I want to be a famous singer" is really really broad. You will obtain many big achievements on your journey but they won't feel as significant if you are only looking for millions of streams or for people to know your name at every turn. The same thing is true for me as a music producer. The way I navigate this industry is with seemingly smaller goals that are still quite massive. I suggest to everyone that this is a better way to work.

Start off with goals like the ones I have written below.

If there's a well known music venue in your town or city, set a goal to book a show there. Don't worry about the numbers. Don't worry about the money- because you got a show at this well known place!

Set a goal to work with another artist that's got a bit of a following. Don't think about the big big big artists like Taylor Swift or Billie Eilish. Instead, shoot for the artists with 10,000-100,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. (On my side, I shoot for working with bigger producers in some capacity. because of the smaller goals, I have now worked with producers internationally with the use of the internet and even have worked with a grammy nominated producer.)

Set a goal to release an album. Once you have music out, you can start performing it and tell people to go stream it when you go to perform. Use a distributor like Distrokid, Ditto, Amuse, or CDBaby. These sites will send your music to all the big streaming platforms either for a fee or for a cut of your royalties (money earned from your music).

Start setting the seemingly smaller goals and keep making those goals bigger as you achieve them. That way you will feel good about the progress you have made the entire time you are working towards your goals. Besides, MANY MANY MANY artists and singers make a very nice living and never get to the level of Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. You don't need that- and quite honestly I don't think you actually want that- not everything about that life is a glamorous as it seems.
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