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Dear Dish-it: Help Me Become Famous!

Aug 23, 2014

Dear Dish-it,

I really want to get discovered because I'm a singer, and everyone says I'm good. What are some good ways to get discovered? Or at least ways to prepare, since I'm only 11.

Future Fame

Dear Future Fame,

Because you're only 11-years-old, you have plenty of time to get discovered. While you're still young, take advantage of the time and invest in singing lessons. You may think singing lessons are just for people who can't sing, but they benefit those who can as well. They will train you to breathe properly so that you never strain or ruin your vocal chords, and they'll even help you improve, if that's possible!

The Reality of the Music Industry

It's important to dream big. Without dreaming, we'll never have goals to achieve. But it's important that you understand the reality of the music industry. Good singers are a dime a dozen. Record producers or agents could go virtually anywhere with a crowd, like the mall or a school, and find good singers. A lot of the time, those who make it big get a lucky break.

Your Big Break

As you pursue a career in music by taking drama and musical theater classes, and perhaps learning to play an instrument, you can use social media to your advantage. Create your own YouTube channel and post videos of yourself singing your own songs or covering others. A lot of singers were discovered that way. You could also try out for talent shows like America's Got Talent or, when you're 15, American Idol. But remember to put your best foot forward at your audition. You have to get through many behind-the-scenes auditions before you meet the celebrity judges and potentially get on TV. It also doesn't hurt to ask around. You might know people who know people who work in the music industry. It's called networking and it never hurts to use your connections to your advantage.

Build a Brand

Also keep in mind that the majority of young singers got their start somewhere else, like Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez, who each starred in their own TV shows. You could audition for roles on TV shows when Disney and other kid networks are looking for the next child star. These stars became their own brands: they are singers, actresses, fashion designers and some have their own perfumes. Hope this has answered your question. And as they say in show business, break a leg!

Have Your Say

Can you think of any other ways for a young singer to get discovered? Tell us in our comment section below!

 

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