Embarking on a singing career is not an easy job and requires a bit of patience and lots of practice. There are many things which you need to know in order to launch you career in singing. There are certain rules which you need to follow. Read on to get a few basic facts to jumpstart your singing career.
Try singing before an audience whenever you get a chance
One thing which you need to let go off along your way to become a sensational singing star is your shyness. Try building up your confidence and be ready to sing in front of groups. You can start small, maybe in front of friends or you could start singing at special events like a friend’s engagement or a wedding. Try singing in a confident way using gestures and eye movements so that you can hold the attention of your audience. Try to enjoy what you are doing and it is natural that people will follow suite and start enjoying it themselves. Word of mouth is pretty powerful, when people realize what a good singer you are, they will spread the word and you will be pretty well known in no time at all
Upload a video of you singing on Youtube
The social media is a very powerful medium and it will help generate publicity like nothing else. Take help from a close friend who’s good at making videos. Ask him to capture you at your best angles, sing as if you are singing for your life. Put some feelings in your vocals and forget about the world. Try bringing an x factor in your performance. Send links of your videos to friends and acquaintances on facebook and twitter. Who knows you might end up being the next super star. It’s a matter of trying your luck and you never know when you might hit the jackpot. If its fame you are looking for and you believe you have got the talent, then there is nothing stopping you!
Send a demo of your singing to different record companies
Make a demo tape. In order to make a perfect tape make sure to recruit few of the best local musicians, you could try talking to a few people who are in to playing gigs; most of them would love to help you for a little extra cash. Make sure that their instruments don’t over power your voice; after all it is what you are trying to sell. The music must simply bring out your vocals rather then obscuring them.
Try to enter a singing competition
Yes you got me right, try to audition for any singing competitions which are happening in your area, you never know, one of those stars taking your audition will like what you are singing and let you enter the competition and get some lime light.
Try to project a particular image and stick to it
Its necessary for a singer to look appealing, looks do matter, if its public spotlight you are hungry for, you must have a certain style and image with which people can associate you. Singing well is important but looking good doesn’t hurt either. Go for a makeover, if you are a girl confide in your beautician she will help you look more glamorous. If you are a guy try changing your hairstyle and the way you dress. Looking good also does wonders for your confidence.
Try, try and try
Do not be disappointed by any rejections, you will have to face loads of them. Do not let any rejection hurt you. Take it as positive criticism and move forward. Take up small jobs like singing at gigs or joining a local band, if the audience loves you, it will do wonders for your ego. You could also try singing jingles, it’s not so bad. After all what have you got to loose?