Wondering if there's any possible careers in music suitable for you? Ever feel stupid for wanting to be a pro singer?
So you've fooled yourself into believing it's just a hobby and now you're studying Law in University something you have no passion for.
We've all been conditioned to be realistic. Being realistic basically means, LOWER YOUR STANDARDS
Screw that. I want you to shoot for the stars. Pursue what you love. Pursue your dreams. If you're worried about people criticizing you then stop, because people are gonna criticize whatever you do anyway so might as well be criticized for the thing you love to do. Shoot for the stars. At best - you'll get there. At worst you'll reach the moon.
If you really love singing and making music, then it only makes sense that you should pursue one of many possible careers in the music industry.
I mean, if you're making money by doing something you love, then it's not really a job. It's play. And who wants to earn money by playing and having fun? You do! Developing the Right Skills
This doesn't just mean being an awesome singer. Some people are born fantastic singers but have a crappy work ethic. This can sabotage your chance at a career in the music industry.
Here are a few examples to get you started: Time management
Learning to be prompt and on-time. You need to plan things out properly. If you know your audition is on at a certain time, make sure you wake up early enough and have plenty of time to eat a good meal, warmup, and then have plenty of time to drive to the venue. When you screw things like this up, people won't want to work with you. If it says 10am, you need to be there earlier, NOT later! Band Management
Picking the right people for your band. Don't just go for the guys that can play the material flawlessly. That stuff comes with practice. Focus on recruiting like-minded individuals that hold a similar vision and are easy to work with. This'll avoid problems down the road. Find members that have a cool style, can fill in your weaknesses and compliment your strengths. So what are some possible careers in music?
What part of the music pipeline do you love? Just the performing? Just the writing and composing? The recording? These are the questions you need to ask yourself.
Maybe you're like me and you love all of it. I have no interest in just performing if that means I have to sing songs I dislike. I want to sing my own originals, and have creative control. But your desires may be different.
If you're unsure then I'd say you aren't ready yet. Keep making music. Keep building your musician skills. Don't just limit Really pursue the area you love the most.yourself to what you're good at.
If you liked this, check out my other articles on my website Grow The Voice.
It's an online resource for those wanting to learn how to sing simply and effectively, as well as developing oneself as an artist. I call it - Personal development for singers!