Many singers who are now in their thirties, forties or beyond will remember the days of having to trail from one club or dingy singing venue to another in order to become famous, even on a local basis. Even some of today’s biggest stars started out this way and will remember what a long, difficult process it was to get that lucky break.
The kids of today who fancy their chances in the singing and entertainment industry have one huge advantage in the form of the internet. This is a great way for talented kids, teens, and even older people to show off what they can do in terms of music, singing and even songwriting.
If you are looking to show off your singer/songwriter skills and don’t mind getting constructive criticism – something that all artists should have and embrace – then the Internet could be the ideal place to showcase your singing and songwriting talent for others to see.
One thing to bear in mind if you do use the Internet in order to show off your talents is that it is unlikely that you are going to suddenly become famous overnight, although it is not unheard of and you could be one of the lucky ones that gets noticed by the right person at the right time. It is most likely, however, that you will need to upload a number of videos to even start receiving decent feedback, as getting your video just right for the internet is something of an art in itself and could take some practice.
Another thing to bear in mind is that while you may believe that you are the best singer and songwriter you know, and your family and friends may reinforce that idea with bags of praise, it is the general public that will determine how good you are and ultimately how successful you are, as without them you wouldn’t sell your songs at all! Therefore, when you do receive criticism off complete strangers who have seen your video don’t be upset or angry, take it on the chin and learn from it, as they are ultimately the people that would be buying your music if you were lucky enough to get that big break.
There is no doubt that the Internet has played a huge part in the successful careers of many singers, and with the right attitude, plenty of patience and a lot of determination you could be one of the ones to benefit from the power of the Internet.