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Have You Got The X Factor?

Think you’ve got what it takes to make it in the pop world?


There are thousands of people who try to find fame and fortune with their singing skills so, unfortunately, this is a very cut-throat business to jump into. However, if you are extremely dedicated, you might be very surprised to see just how you go. And, in a couple of year’s time, you could be touring the country and appearing on cool celebrity chat shows!

Ready to try and bag your first recording contract? Here are some steps that can help you get there!

Practice Constantly

You need to make sure you are at the top of your game before you try to launch a singing career. And that means you need to practice, practice, practice. And when you think you are done with all your practicing, make sure you do some more! This is the only way you will be able to improve your singing skills and really impress potential agents and record producers! There are loads of talented singers out there, and you need to be able to beat them with your vocals. So, what are you waiting for? Time to start singing!

Consider Talent Shows

You will have no doubt heard a lot about TV reality shows such as American Idol and America’s Got Talent. These kinds of shows have introduced some awesome pop stars to the world, like Kelly Clarkson and Trent Harmon, and propelled them to the big time. So, if you think that you have what it takes to win over all the other competitors, it is very worth considering. Sure, you will have to face some nasty judges like Simon Cowell, but I’m sure you can easily handle them!

Think About Self-Releasing

If you have the money, you might want to think about self-releasing your own record. This doesn’t have to be a full album; some people decide to just release an EP to try and get their name out there and attract the attention of agents. It’s not hard to record yourself, and there are plenty of companies out there who can help you, including Nationwide Disc. You can then set up an online store to try and sell these records. Alternatively, send them to agents, which leads us nicely onto my final point.

Send Off Tapes

Once you have recorded your own EP or record, you should consider sending some off to record producers, recording companies, and agents. Most music professionals listen to everything that they are sent as they are always on the lookout for the next big thing. Once you send your CDs off, you will have to wait quite a while for any positive news. Unfortunately, if the records don’t impress, you probably won’t hear back from anyone at all. But don’t feel disheartened; rejection is a big part of the music industry! Lots of big pop stars have been rejected before they found fame.

Good luck with your career in the pop world! Don’t forget us when you are big and famous!

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