Get Noticed for SINGING — A How-To Guide

By Tiara Ogabang

Stop slacking and start promoting!

If you’re a singer, you want to sing! Not only that, but you want the world to hear it and talk about it. And why not? Singing is one of the most beautiful things on this planet, and when you do it right, it’s even more beautiful.

But the world doesn’t make it easy to hear about your beautiful singing voice. The Internet and social media websites provide a new way to broadcast your talents, but only if you stand out.

That’s why you need these eight tips for getting noticed in your singing career. These tips are just the start, and your list can be as long as you’d like, but this will give you a starting place.

1. Hire a PR company.

A good publicist will be able to get you on radio shows, on TV, in newspapers, and in other media, especially blogs.

They will be able to increase your online presence and get you in front of as many people as possible. A good publicist will be able to find a fan base to reach out to for exposure.

A good publicist will also be able to find fans who are willing to send in a written review of your performance. Appearing in various media outlets that are in your niche will also be able to help you build a fanbase that will boost your popularity and bring you more bookings.

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2. Sign up for YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

Many of today's entertainers get their start in the music business by developing a YouTube channel, creating a Facebook and Twitter profile, and then using the popular social media websites to promote their performances.

To be able to start posting your performances on YouTube, you have to pay money to YouTube in order for them to promote your video. There are a lot of ways you can do it, and like Facebook Advertising, it gets complicated quickly. Which demographics to you promote to? How are you tracking these stats?

You'll likely need a course that covers the basics of YouTube, which is more time on top of the money that you are investing.

3. Make videos in general

Whether you’re uploading a cover of a song or you’re recording some original material, videos are becoming a really good way to get noticed for your singing. If you’re taking your talents to the stage, then you’ll want to record a video to get some clips of your singing.

Video is a great way to get noticed. If people see you sing, then they might want to go hear more.

It’s a good idea to record a video and have it professionally edited. Even a bad video will be a bit more attractive than a poorly edited one. But just because it’s well-edited doesn’t mean it has to be professionally produced.

4. Stay motivated.

Stay motivated

You’ve made the choice to be a singer or a singer/songwriter. There’s no going back now.

You need to love it with the passion of a thousand suns, so don't get discouraged when you don't see immediate success.

Having a passion for what you do is vital to success. Get into it.

This isn’t a hobby – it’s your life. Set goals. Find people in your local

5. Find a group for practicing

Find a group for practicing

On the practicing side, it's important to find a group to play with, even if it is less serious.

There are many benefits to singing in a group. For starters, you’ll be able to socialize with others, as well as showcase your skills. In fact, when you join a choir, you’re really joining a community of like-minded individuals. You’re working toward the same goals.

Also, you’ll be working on your own technique. If you’re able to learn from other singers, then you’ll be able to get better at the instrument of your choice.

You can also use group practice sessions to iron out any problems you may have with your voice.

There are many benefits to this type of practice. It will not only improve your technique but also your confidence and focus.

6. Find a group for performing

Find a group for performing

Singing in a group brings a whole new challenge to your singing career. Since you can't bring a full voice with you, you have to work harder to get noticed.

When you sing with a group you make it harder for people to ignore you, you have a powerful presence as a group of individuals making music! Also, you get the benefit of multiple people working to promote your group, so you aren't the only one having to do everything.

This also makes it easier to find gigs since your stage presence is much more inviting.

If you sing to electronic music you might consider having a DJ who can play your stuff. Even if he just pushes a button and nods along to the song, it may look cooler than you up there alone.

7. Always aim for what is important to you

The singing career you have is yours to create. It may or may not include pursuing music at a professional level.

I don’t want to say that pursuing music at a professional level is wrong. I only want to say that sing if what you really love doing is singing.

If you do that, then you won’t be worrying about whether or not people want to hear your voice.

Best of luck!