How to Get Noticed in the Music Industry

If you clicked on this article, you want to be a singer, a star, a success, whatever you want to call it. Now, it's not going to be easy. You need to be a local star before you become a national sensation, and it doesn't happen overnight. It's a long, bumpy road, but hang in there and soon we'll be hearing you on the radio!

First of all, you're gonna have to believe in yourself. Be positive, keep your head up, and most importantly, be confident. The music industry doesn't want a timid sheep on their stage! They want a fierce lion, who pushes herself/himself to the limit.

If you're really serious about becoming the next big thing, you may want to invest in some vocal tuition. You may not need it, but even if you're singing is amazing, it will definitely improve your voice and expand your vocal range. You also need to work out what sort of voice you have, and what kind of genre is suited for your voice. Your voice coach will tell you what you need to know.

Record yourself singing. Most phones have voice recorders now, but if you have a tape recorder, that's absolutely fine. You need to know how good you sound and where you can improve. I know it's hard, and a bit cringeworthy hearing your own voice on tape, but trust me, it is totally worth it.

The next step requires absolute confidence in yourself. Have you ever heard about Justin Bieber's success story? You know what I'm going to say next, don't you! Yes, record yourself on video! It's not that hard. Choose a song that is suited for your voice, and just go for it!Upload it on Youtube, Facebook, Myspace, really spread it. You need to make yourself noticed, push yourself up the ladder. You may be a bit nervous at first, but that's all natural. The music industry is all about taking chances. But get ready for negative and constructive criticism. There will be some haters, but just let them keep on hating. Every pop star has haters. Take Justin Bieber for example. You can't let them rule your life!

Now it's time for you to make a decision. Roll solo, or make a band? If you've already made up your mind, then great! If not, you may want to consider the benefits of bands. If you're not THAT confident in singing all by yourself, then go for it! Ask around, go on a few websites. A good one to go on is a talent website called Starnow. If you have made up a band already and need some inspiration, check out a band called Cut Ribbons. Go on, Google them! They're local stars in my area, and I happen to know them! They've helped me out with this article, actually. Cut Ribbons is amazing, and they've had songs on the radio, AND they've won Best British Band! You can do that to, if you put your mind to it!

From here, you need to get your voice heard. Book a gig to play at, or go to an open mic night! You're sure to get noticed. Many clubs and bars hire local artists and bands. And if you hear of a local big event, you've really hit the jackpot! Don't be afraid to make yourself known. Ask your friends and family to spread the word about your performance. Be ambitious. Through time, you'll collect fans and followers.

How about making yourself known on a few social networks, too? The first thing you need to do though, is make a website for you or your band. There are a few good ones to choose from such as Webs or Wix. Both are simply straightforward and easy to use. Then, you may want to branch out and make a Facebook page, and maybe if you have enough fans, a Twitter account for yourself/your band. The limit is sky high. Record a demo, and Google record labels in your local area. Contact one, send them the song! If they don't like it, it's okay! As they say, plenty more fish in the sea. If they do, then that's amazing, well done. You could also send the track to your local radio station. If it's broadcast worthy, then they'll play it!

I hope this helps, and good luck! I hope to see you on the ladder of fame soon!

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