How do I get discovered, as a singer?
I really wanna be a singer, but I don't know how to get discovered. :/ help?
- 10 years agoFavorite Answer
How Does a Singer Get Discovered?
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
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.
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- dixionLv 43 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.
- 10 years ago