? asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicSinging · 10 years ago

How do I get discovered, as a singer?

I really wanna be a singer, but I don't know how to get discovered. :/ help?

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  • 10 years ago
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    How Does a Singer Get Discovered?

    Paying Dues

    Even the most talented of singers must pay

    dues to get discovered. Paying dues means a

    singer must put himself out there day after

    day, playing live gigs and having a strong

    online presence. Record companies and agents

    will not consider an act that doesn't already

    have fans. The days of the talent scout

    searching for unknown talent in uncrowded,

    smoky dive bars is long gone, if it ever existed

    in the first place. Bob Dylan may have been

    discovered in the subterranean clubs of

    Greenwich Village in New York City, but it's

    only because he had the ambition and the

    initiative to put himself in the middle of the

    burgeoning folk movement of the early 1960s.

    Though Dylan may be more known as a great

    songwriter than a great singer, his first album

    had only one song written by him. He was

    originally discovered and signed to a major

    record label as a singer of folk songs. He did

    this by paying his dues at amateur nights,

    open mics and hootenannys for little to no



    Music is a business and, like all job searches,

    networking is involved. This means going to

    clubs to see other singers' shows and meeting

    the people who can help forward a singer's

    career. Talent alone doesn't make a career. In

    order for a singer to be discovered, she must

    meet the people who can help her achieve this

    goal. Great singers who are shy rarely get

    discovered. Mediocre singers with lots of

    friends in the business stand a greater chance

    of discovery than a more talented wallflower.

    Acting the Part to Get the Part

    If a singer wants to be a star, she must think

    and act like a star. It's like running for office.

    Singing is a passion, but in order to be

    discovered a singer has to walk the walk and

    talk the talk, as well as sing the song. Like a

    politician, the successful singer must have

    dynamic stage presence and act the part of a

    star before she is a star. Sometimes this

    comes naturally and sometimes it is learned,

    but without charm and charisma to match the

    talent, a singer's chances of being discovered

    are slim.


    A talented singer who is in the right place at the

    right time can strike gold. The trick is creating

    the opportunity to be lucky, or, as the saying

    goes, "The harder I work, the luckier I get." A

    singer could get her lucky break from an

    amateur talent show audition or an open mic

    night at a local coffeehouse. As long as a singer

    keeps putting himself out there, the

    opportunities for that lucky break increase.

    Singer Lisa Loeb was discovered by her

    neighbor, who just happened to be a famous

    movie star who lived next door and heard her

    singing all the time. Rocker David Cook was

    teased by his friends to try out for "American

    Idol" and did it as a lark, only to end up with a

    successful music career.


    Singers are discovered all the time online.

    From social networking sites like Facebook and

    MySpace to YouTube video clips, an online

    presence is a must for a singer to be

    discovered. Mega-platinum selling band

    Journey discovered an anonymous new lead

    singer from a clip posted on YouTube.

    Music websites Ourstage.com and

    Garageband.com allow ordinary people to pick

    who the stars of tomorrow will be by an

    anonymous user rating and judging system.

    Web 2.0 has broken down the traditional

    barriers and bypassed the gatekeepers of the

    old-school music industry. A singer can now

    be discovered without a manager or a

    publicist, thanks to the internet.

    thank you

    Source(s): ehow.com
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  • dixion
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    3 years ago

    Make video's of you making a song & submit them on youtube, fb and so forth.. To get spotted untill a popular celibrity hears you & likes your voice , they're going to then deliver you a agreement or with the intention to become a member of their band (institution) and so forth.. Goodluck.

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