How Do I Get Discovered As A Singer?

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Dominic Ladden Profile
Dominic Ladden answered
There are many young people around the world that dream of becoming a famous singer. However, no matter how talented you are, if you are never discovered you simply cannot make it in the music industry, the key is to get yourself and your talent out there and listened to by as many people in the business, or not in the business, as humanly possible. The more people that hear your voice the better chance you have of being discovered. First and foremost you need to pay your dues, in essence this means getting yourself out there and performing as much as you possibly can. This can be anything from local gigs, touring around the country looking for gigs, offering to perform for free and obviously getting your performances on the Internet. Many of today’s stars have become famous purely from Internet hype, it is free to get yourself on the Internet and you can instantly reach a global market so there is simply no better way to get your name and voice out there. It is important to bear in mind that very few record labels will even consider giving you a break unless you already have a fan base and the Internet is the best and quickest way to get one. Networking is also a very important part of becoming 'known' in the industry. Like any business, the music industry is a lot to do with who you know not necessarily what you know. Visiting as many music venues that suit your style of music, parties where people in the music industry may be and even the offices of record labels is a great way to get to know people within the industry and thus improve your chances of being found. The key to success is hard work and commitment, if you truly dedicate yourself and push your name out into the market and have the talent, you give yourself the best chance of being discovered.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Just record yourself singing and put it up on youtube, but you have to lable it right! Put like "Following in Justin Bieber's Steps" so it'll show up when someone searches Justin Bieber. That way they'll check it out, tell their friends, and possibly reach the ears of a manager, or even better, a star themself! Good luck!
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Anonymous answered
Try putting you're self on youtube sining and if you're lucky you could get discoverd by an agent or something and then BOOM! You're a celebrity be4 you know it. Hope this helps.
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Anonymous commented
By the way im a singer too and i want to get noticed so im gonna try the youtue posting video thing. I mostly want to be a comedy acterss on disney channel. If this could happen to me it would be the best thing thats ever happened to me be4. Im looking for an agent who could help me out and help my dream come to reality. Thanks. By the way my name is evita
max loy Profile
max loy answered
YouTube is the easiest way to get discovered. Work on a good music video and upload it to YouTube and spread the word using Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Wish you luck!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Just be yourself and stand out. Sing solos in front of people and post videos of yourself singing
marvin  townsend Profile
marvin townsend answered
Here's how you can be a famous singer:

Have the vocals- you have got to have the vocals when going to a record deal audition or making a video. People will not like you if you have bad vocals. They might talk trash about you.

Rehearse your voice!- before making a video or auditioning, make sure you drink lots of water so you don't mess up the notes while singing. Before going to any singing audition, practice,practice,practice or else you'll never became a famous singer!

Get a youtube account- one easiest way t become a famous singer is to get a youtube account. You can make tons of videos of you singing, as long you got the voice. The more your voice sounds good, the more viewers you will get.

Join a audition website!- you can sign up for a website where you can get casting calls, singing audition and many more. I signed up for two websites: www.taltopia.com and www.talenthunter.com.

Audition!- have fun when auditioning. You can go to california or any other auditions. When auditioning, please don't do these:
1. Hamiliate yourself
2. Sing crazy songs
3. Dance
4. Sing too loud
5. Sing some weird ol' songs
6. Sweat while singing
7. Acting a fool
8. Try not to be to nervous during an audition. Or else you might end up throwing up while singing!!!!
Just have fun, don'y worry about other things like what you going to have for dinner. Just sing your heart out and we will be waiting for you to sing on the radio!!
Minnie Mouse Profile
Minnie Mouse answered
Put your talents to the test. If you believe that you can be an excellent singer than practice over and over. After you feel like you can do it, I would make tracks on your computer and post it on a popular website like youtube, facebook, or even make your own website with your music. If you were to publicize your music you may become a sensation. Good luck! BTW, most insanely popular stars today were because they posted their videos on youtube. I would love to hear your music. Hoped you liked your anwser. Thx for reading.
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Anonymous answered
Here is what you have to do. I was discovered at age 13. I was singing at my schools chorus concert. I had a big solo and I did a really good job on it. After the show a woman approached me and gave me her card. She said, "you can sing great, what would you say about coming up to New York and audition for Annie?" I went to New York and booked the part. All you have to do is stand out as much as you can and ask if talent scouts are coming!
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tyra height commented
Thanks everone for your great comments i think the youtube thing is a very good idea but could you guys telle me what you think of this song don't take it .....lol

my girls came and got me so we could go party i really didnt want to i so this hottie he was feeling on my body and i got i little nervous till the music started playing

thanks tyra21 im going to join
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Anonymous commented
How Can I Get A Talent Scout Out In The Middle Of Adilaide And Sydeny... I Live In A Little Country Town Called "Hay" :)
Maddie Profile
Maddie answered
Hey, I want to be a singer too!!!! But I have a plan in place :)))
Start to write songs and then add music tracks using a computer. You know, use the computer, use like Sebelias or something and put notes on the page for certain instruments. Record your voice with the track you created and you've just completed an entire song...that could take a few months. But then you could write an entire CD, (one that has a theme) and burn that --- that has your own voice, and then it's like you're already a singer because you got all that, right? But now --- find a company to send it to and if they like it, they can sponsor you to sing!! I myself have never gotten that far but I've been to the writing songs and music part. You can ask for some big help with adults or even online, a site more advanced than this one ^.^ and I think you can start your career as a singer.
So, which part do you disagree with in my answer? All of my answers have something incorrect in them :( so what did I do wrong this time
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Stop fooling your lives, you need to go to america and go to records. Stop wasting your lives wondering what if. Just do it!!!!! Now!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I really want to get discovered for my singing but my parents don't even know that I like it. I only sing to my friends and they say I'm great. I guess I'm nervous of what parents will think

p.s.
I am also 11 years old
Nadya Bean Profile
Nadya Bean answered
Make vids, and post em on youtube or make a link  on twitter so that ppl can see you and comment and also like, try to get you into record labels. Or you could make a demo cd and give it to people that work at recording companies.
Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright answered
Put together a music video and post it on Youtube just like Justin Bieber did and hopefully one of the many talent scouts on there willl discover you. Good luck
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Hello I'm James Mitchelle agent of Mitchelle productions the person who said they have been singin since they were 3 I would like to see you sometime.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I think that if you and a friend sing together and put it on youtube youll get discovered faster and you could get people to subscribe and leave good comments youll be a instant star next thing youll know youll have your own debut cd and a crowed of screaming fans !
Dustin Barker Profile
Dustin Barker answered
In the assumption that you're an animator, you have to find multiple video sharing websites, and upload your animations there. If your animations are entertaining and quality>quantity you'll be noticed over time. Even if you don't get noticed pretty fast you can set up an Adsense account and put advertisements on your videos. Once it gets to where you're getting a large amount of views per day you'll be making plenty of easy money. But it requires patience.
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Anonymous answered
I'm 13 and I'm not the pop singer I'm more like a deeper singer like rock more. And sience I was like 5 I knew I had the chance to sing. So when I get my camera I'm goin to post videos on youtube and try to get discover. I want to be a singer and a actress plus dancer because I have the right for it. But if I get discover I'm praying I get discover by paramore I love there songs full time
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Anonymous answered
I am 12 years old and I live in Iowa I'm have ing the same problem I was on some other sites and people told me just to shout and let people know you want to sing! Hope that I helped..
Shaheen Adam Profile
Shaheen Adam answered
Youtube is the easiest way eva! Just sing a song and post it on youtube Hope I helped plz rate this helpful if it helped because I LOVE helping people
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Just put your self out there try contests try a talent show or mabye even write your own song and put it on the internet
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Well,my thought is that I will have to train to be a famous sing,and some people can be hard-working to be  a singer and make record deals in different companies like,Slip n' Slide Records and others.But the trick is that you believe in yourself and that will show who you are inside of you.
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Anonymous answered
I really want to be a singer because I have a great voice and need help I'm too young for american idol so I signed up for americas got talent because you don't got to be a certain age to be accepted because you could be 3 years old and go on so this mite be where I could start out but I want to be a singer soon because I am passionate about it and really want a career in it. So tune into americas got talent and when you see a melissa sing vote and cheer me on!!! If you want to be a singer sign up for americas got talent soon K bye (hope I helped)
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
This is hardwork.   Practice, but especially take voice lessons to learn the classics and proper voice training and care.    

Then perform in recitals locally.

Enter competitions - at country fairs or Yes even Kareoke to get use to singing in front of crowds.

Volunteer to sing at home for the elder or at restaurants for tips.  The restaurants would hear you sing and if they accept you that means you are at least good to go public.

If this works you can then work in a band as a singer traveling the state or country part time to get exposure.

You could then look for an agent and audition for both off broadway and broadway productions.

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I'm 14 and I get really shy when I'm singing in front of people. I want to be a singer and I think I have a good voice. I'm taking lessons to get better, but I REALLY want this.  How do I work on becoming a singer if I can't sing in front of anyone?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
A lot of ways to get discovered but one that I believe is more superior than them all and that is "Youtube" if you upload a video of you singing or acting or whatever you want to do. Another way is just singing in resturaunts all ov er the country, you're bound to get noticed. Don't think that singing all over the country wont be affective, Rihanna got noticed and even the great U2 got noticed that way, U2 sang in bars and pubs all over Dublin in the R.O.I and now they are the best band in the world
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I want to become a singer and was born with a amazing voice and nobody knows except me and my aunt that I live with.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I also have the same problem I want to also get discovered for singing but I can't find a way. So just keep trying and don't give up I hope I helped.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I'm 12 too but you see I need help too I know this is no help but you just have to try everything
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Well it will take time and practice. In a while you may be lucky but its ok. If you don't make it keep trying and you will~hotti biscotti~
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Brendan Lopeman answered
It's all in God's hands. If you want to be discovered, then just go preform at bars 'n' shit, that's how Axel and Slash started, I think.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I live in Leicester, and I now have the confidants to sing to a crowd. I do not want to do the x factor thing,and need direction with my song writing and singing. I know if I do not peruse this I will regret it for years to come. Can anyone help please. Xx Gem
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Anonymous commented
I think u should listen to a lot of songs and ask people what type of music they like and u can make a song that everyone want and the lyrics u can sing about what u think is a good thng to sing about and make it match ur personality.
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Janey answered
Go to any clubs or talent shows that has an "open night" where you know talent scouts will be attending.These guys are always on the lookout for new talent as part of the A&R job to sign to a record label.Choose one or two songs that you like and are comfortable singing and go for it, because if you're really good you could get a callback for an audition with a talent scout and a potential record deal.
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Anonymous answered
Hi my name is nathalie v I'm 12 and I luv to sing I tell my parents that they same I'm not ready but I am I have this book that write down all my songs I make I love singing please get me discoverd if your a agent reading this please con
tact me I live in uxbridge mass ok
Rachel Baker Profile
Rachel Baker answered
Hi. Upload videos of yourself singing onto youtube and audition for local or tv talent shows like xfactor etc. Perform at as many places you can such as pubs and go along to as many karaoke nights as possible. OR auternatively hire a talent agent who has contacts with record companies etc and it can take a while but if this dream is real you'll keep at it. Good luck. Hope all your dreams come true. Hope I helped :)
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Hey my name is ladonna and every1 says to mi alll the time "oh my god ladonna your soooo great you should b the next Taylor swift " or "oh my god ladonna you should really b famous!" well I think I got a good enough voice I trust all the peeps who tell mi soooo you if there are any agents out there looking 4 talent mi name is ladonna clabough and I live in springfield !contact mi! :)
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Anonymous answered
Hey desi here ok I'm 12 years old I live in new york and I believe I'm talented ok but the only problem is I have no idea how to get discovered ive been singing since I was 3 years old my inspiration is michael jackson and lady gaga I have spent  7 years practing and inproving my voice I did take work but the only thing is I never had a vocal coach I just trained myself for all these years and its really paying off but please can someone help me I'm going to put up videos on youtube soon but give me another way how!!!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I also need help. Everyone says I have a really good singing voice. I'm 13 years old. This is my dream. And I wish I could get discovered some one please help me..
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I'm 10. I sing in restaurants but I LOVE to sing and act all my friends say I'm "the next big thing" but I'm not and I want to be I want to be discovered too I think I have  what it takes though..well I THINK :)
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Anonymous answered
I've sang solo for communions, concerts and plays... A load of stuff like that. :/ I've been blessed with a savage voice and my dream IS to become a pro singer, but I'm not allowed a youtube account, and I'm 12, any hints please??? Thnx - Laura
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Hailee Johnson answered
Hi, I'm hailee and ive been singing since I was 5 and I have been ever since . I have been in the talent shows at my school singing and ive sang just out of the blue wherever and I'm 13 and I really want to be discovered singing is just my life all the way and ive been blessed with this voice. All my friends say I'm amazing , but I want someone whos actually been in the business with celebs . I work hard everyday but not to much or ill get a sore throat . My dad is looking for a singing tutor for me , the previous one said I was good but I didnt need no more lessons really. Although they said that, I still want to sing somewhere. I'm trying my hardest to get to the top, I have been forever it seems. I heard justin bieber got discoverd by scott on youtube, and avril lavigne got discovered just by singing in a store. If I have that sort of luck I would be greatly happy ! Pleace contact my in st. Louis, missouri. Hailee J. Thanks!
Aisha Profile
Aisha answered
Some people have wasted all their lives doing so and some became celebrities in like 2 weeks. Luck plays a very important role here but you need to keep trying and work on your music and lyrics. In the mean time, you need work in some production house to be closer and faster.
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Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Im 13 and my life is music I mean I have been blessed with a great voice so I have been told I want to become a singer thats my dream and it may come true I just dont know were to start should I put clips of me singing on YouTube or what someone needs to help me=/
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Hi I'm a singer I've been singing since I was 3 years old and I really want to get discovered so if you are a agent or somthing please comment

  thank you
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Anonymous commented
Hi im James Mitchelle from mitchele productions I would like to see you sing sometime.
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tomiya campbell answered
To become famous you have to have a great voice, talent and looks ... Ha just kiddin . You have to work hard to let viewers and celebs see your videos and subcribe em and hit the million .

HAVE FUN!

This yo girl girl campbell hit me up at yahoo if any more questions
chantelle keenan Profile
Alright I want to be a singer but I don't know how to get discovered I don't want to get discovered on youtube coz I don't know how 2 make an acount but if I did get discovered and had a mannager I woul try and ask the if I could make a song wiv justin bieber xx
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Make demos try to get into local talent shows or open mic nights at lounges or clubs
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I have a good sing talent what if you want to be a singer but you never sang in front of no one how do you get discover
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
What do you think bout this song
this ain't a dream this is reality how do you explain me I thought when we were together we'd last forever....
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Hey me to sorry answer so late but you can try out for talent shows at the mall or get singing lessons!1
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
First you have to put your video on youtube and make sure you sing well so celebrities will see  your videos
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I think you should just be yourself and tryout for like school plays, be in a chour, or sing in food places!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Hi,I don't really know how to get discovered but I really want to be. If anyone reads this mt name is michelle and I think I'm a really great singer, I do little performances and every time I do I always get complements,I'm really want to be a singer SO much, so if you can help me,please post a comment, thanks
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Sarah Tholen answered
I want to know the same thing I am also 11 I live in texas can any one help
I recommend either go to a recording studio and record original songs ( ones you make up) , put it on itunes, you could also sing at open mic nights, or post videos of you singing on youtube because peeps who discover people look on youtube a lot hope I helped
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marvin townsend answered
Well what it takes is that you have to have the vocals to become a famous singer. Hey there are tons of websites to sign up to find a singing career. Tour the website, sign up for that website, and try to upload many videos of you singing. One easiest way is to get a youtube account and make a lot of  videos of you singing and you might get millions of viewers that love you. Maybe one day a recording studio manager might call you and offer you a record deal. We will be waiting for you to sing on the radio!
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Anonymous answered
Becoming a famous singer is no easy task. You need the will and determination to make it through the good and the bad times. You will also have to compete with the hundreds, if not thousands of other hopeful singers trying to make it big. Here are a few tips that will help you on your way.

  • Take singing lessons. As well as teaching you how to sing correctly, they will also help you prepare to sing as a professional.
  • Try writing your own songs. To do this, you don’t have to be a musician. Simply start by writing poetry before moving on to write lyrics that you can put to music.
  • Gain exposure to the commercial music industry by entering singing contests and attending auditions for singing jobs.
  • The music industry can be very daunting, so it’s a good idea to do as much research on it as you can. You can use the Internet to learn more about the industry, or you can read music magazines such as Music Week, Billboard, and Rolling Stone.
  • To showcase your singing talents, record a demo disk. Send it to record companies and executives. After you have sent your demo disk, follow up by asking for feedback to help you with your ongoing career.
  • Go to places where people involved in the music industry hang out. Try to get known in places such as nightclubs and dance halls. It may even be worthwhile moving to the places where music is big business, to cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Memphis, or Nashville.
  • In your quest for singing fame, you may want to join a band. Because the other members of a band will be in the same position as you, they will be able to give you the support, backing, and confidence you need to succeed.
There’s no doubt that you need natural talent to make it big in the music industry, but being the best singer that ever lived isn’t a necessary requirement. It’s more important to be original and unique. If you also keep focused and keep trying, there’s no reason why you won’t make it in the end.

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Justin Ping answered
Go to www.TalenttobeDiscovered.com
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Showcase your talents, and get noticed by organizations looking for fresh new faces!
Or just make some new friends, and maybe get to know a rising star!

Become a member today at www.talenttobediscovered.com/
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Anonymous answered
Hi,I have looks....Talent....and a strong nice voice I can sing like Taylor Swift and Avril and the girl in who play in a band I want people to notice me and if you have a numba for a record company call me!!!!
Maciej Jachtorowicz Profile
Don't. The world has enough 11 year old "prodigies" (like Justin Beiber for example). Getting "discovered" sounds like you just want to be famous without doing any work. Take my advice and actually work for a living, before you become a completely spoiled brat.

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