What It Is Like To Be A Singer
Singers might have a tight schedule, but they are usually not fixed like day jobs. They may choose working hours that blend in with other tasks depending on whether singing is professional or a hobby. A singer may be naturally talented or learn singing from practice as singing without practice may strain the voice muscles and the respiratory system. Having a good singing voice is important to be successful as a professional singer, so a singer does regular vocal cord practice by following tutorials on YouTube or attending private tutoring lessons by professional teachers. Like other sports, voice muscles are regularly practiced to prevent the singer from being breathless on stage and to sing for extended hours without tearing vocal muscles. The singer may hum when he wakes up to clear his throat for clarity while performing.
Professional singers meet with their management team to discuss album sales, live events, successful hit songs, publicity matters and concert tours. The singer may belong to a local band that performs in local clubs, outdoor events as a lead singer or back up vocalist. Belonging to a band means that the band meets within the week to harmonize their voices, rehearse songs they’ll play for their audience whether cover or original songs or write new music that suits the audience. Events that a singer may attend while in a band include weddings, birthday parties, funerals, engagement parties, brunch, luncheons or anniversary parties. If the band is big, it might attend live concerts outside their city, state, continent. A solo singer may also be a songwriter who writes his music before going to the studio to record the track.
Celebrities get called to perform national anthems at the national inauguration days before a president is officiated, and they get contracts to participate in campaign rallies to entertain supporters. The singer may have accounts on social media platforms where he advertises his music and interacts with fans. Interacting with your fans helps create good relationships that prevent them from forgetting you by establishing viewer consistency when they feel there’s a connection between you and them. These platforms help a singer gain fame by posting their track snippets that attract fans to buy or view their music on the charts. Fans get to vote for their musician celebrities when they’re nominated for music awards.
Musicians are constantly in the studio producing new hits for sale, for their fans and to create more opportunities to be called to play at events. The singer attends interviews on radio and television channels plus online channels to talk around their career, challenges, personal life, previous and current tours, rivalry and awards. When attending these interviews, a singer may advertise a new track or album by singing the song live for listeners to visit musical websites to purchase the song. The singer attends events to socialize with people from the entertainment industry like producers, marketers, record label owners and managers to make connections that might help them when new projects come.
Holding live sessions on YouTube and Instagram helps the singer connect with fans by asking questions on which the singer answers for clarity, and the singer may perform live online for free. Live online performances allow audiences that cannot afford tickets or live far away to attend the singer’s concerts to witness the performance without paying money. Celebrities create dance challenges for fans and their participation improves song sales by increasing song coverage across all continents through viral videos. A singer collaborates with other singers in projects that help the singer reach a different audience besides their fans.
Artists practice other skills like dancing and playing an instrument to be more entertaining on stage when performing live. A singer in developed countries may get followed by the press who may be curious about the singer’s personal life, so they take pictures to write stories on local papers. Products may seek a singer to be their brand ambassador when they have a large following that could be a target market for the product. A singer may get signed under a record label that pays for studio sessions, markets the singer’s albums and playlists to put the singer on the map, then the label manages sales from albums. The label pays for the singer’s management plus hotel reservations while on tour and books interviews for the singer. Being a singer is fun when the singer makes good songs and enjoys what they do.