If you want to become a singer, you need to start by assessing where you are in your singing career. Are you someone who loves to sing but has never sung live before or taken a voice lesson? Or have you been singing covers at coffee shops and events in your community for a while now? Maybe you’ve even recorded some covers and put them on YouTube, but you’re not sure what to do next.
If you’re at the beginning of your singing journey, start by singing at local events in your community to get more comfortable with performing in front of others. Once you’ve done that, record some of your covers and post them on YouTube. You don’t need fancy equipment to do this – sometimes an iPhone will do the trick. You can also reach out to film schools in your area, as some of their students may be willing to shoot a music video for you.
But posting covers of other people’s songs on YouTube is only the beginning. If you want to get discovered as a singer, you need to start creating your own music. This means going into the studio with songwriters and producers to create a four song demo of original music that represents you as an artist.
Creating your own music is essential because it gives managers, agents, and record companies something unique to sell. If you can only sing other people’s music really well, that doesn’t give them anything new to market. You need to figure out who you are as an artist and create music that represents that.
Once you have your four song demo, you’re ready to start reaching out to managers, agents, and record companies. But keep in mind that getting to this point takes time and money. You may need to invest in voice lessons, recording equipment, and studio time. But if you’re passionate about singing and willing to put in the work, you just might be the next big thing.
Remember, getting discovered as a singer on YouTube is just the beginning. It takes hard work, dedication, and a willingness to put yourself out there. But if you believe in yourself and your music, anything is possible.