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How to Become a Singer or Rapper – An Overview
If you make music or have ever tried, you know that music is creative expression. And you have to be true to your creative style – whether it’s Pop music, R&B music or Hip-Hop music.
But the reality is, if you want to make a living making music, you also need to approach your music like it is a business. There is no getting around this. It’s hard work getting into the music business. But if you give it your all and are willing to do what it takes, it can and will pay off.
I’m not here promising you’ll get super rich or become the next 50 Cent or Lady Gaga. But there’s no doubt you can make a comfortable living by making and promoting your own music. It just takes hard work and dedication. Treat it like it’s your job, and you’ll see great things happen.
Here are the sections we’re going to go over:
- It All Starts With a Song – Production and Recording
- Getting That Pro, “Industry” Sound – Mixing and Mastering Your Tracks
- Making Product, Making Money – Music Manufacturing and Distribution
- Building a Fan Base – Music Marketing
- Going Worldwide – Touring and Playing Live
Becoming a Singer or Rapper – It All Starts With A Song
Come on now – you should know this! You’re in the music business so everything starts with a song. And as important as the business side of things is, the music is still most important. You have to make great music that is professional quality if you hope to do this for real.
Even though you probably won’t play an instrument most of the time (…you might, but…) it’s important to at least learn the basics of music theory. You need to know about things like time, song structure and arrangement and other basic things to be able to write songs.
It’s also important to learn about songwriting – you may think it’s easy but believe me it’s not. When it comes to songwriting, you want to practice your craft every single day. Whether you’re a rapper or singer, write music on a daily basis.
Get into the habit of setting aside time every day to write at least something so you’re always practicing your craft.
Music beats and instrumentals will be the lifeblood of your songs. Without music backing tracks your lyrics are not songs, just poetry. There are many places you can find hip hop beats, r&b beats and pop instrumentals. You can also try finding a band to play your music live.
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Recording Your Songs
Having a high-quality recording of your song vocals is essential. However, you do not need to record your song in a large, expensive studio to get a professional product. You can use any studio that is set up decently to record your song.
You can even do it yourself at home with a few inexpensive pieces of equipment and your laptop. But do not think that you can just use any microphone and record anywhere and still get a professional sounding recording. There is an art to it and you have to learn about it.
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Becoming A Singer or Rapper – Getting That Pro, “Industry” Sound
Finding music backing tracks and writing/recording great songs is only part of the equation when you want to make professional music. If you want to do this for real, you have to be able to stand at the same level as the big boys. But how?
Mixing and Mastering
These are very technical processes that need to be done to give your music that “industry” polish. This can sometimes get expensive but the good news is that it is now cheaper than ever before to get all of this stuff done. Professional mixing and mastering is the real secret to how professional music sounds so good and high quality.
Most independent rappers and singers don’t take this seriously and end up sounding like amateurs. Make sure that you don’t skip this. It can sometimes get expensive, but it is necessary and VERY worth it. With a good mixing and mastering engineer, your music will sound just like some of your favorite major artists.
To learn more about creating your music, download the free guide with the signup form at the bottom of this post!
Becoming a Rapper or Singer – Making Product, Making Money
The music business is exactly that – a business. And you have to begin thinking of it like that if you want to be successful. Once you’ve written, recorded and produced your music comes… more hard work.
This section includes information on manufacturing, distributing and promoting your music. These are all areas that you need to handle at the beginning of your career, yourself.
Manufacturing a Music Product
Now it’s time to get yourself an actual music product you can sell and make money from. This means manufacturing something – either MP3s or other digital files, or physical product like CDs and digital download cards.
Another part of manufacturing that some independent artists don’t think about is music merchandising. This means manufacturing literally anything with your “brand” (i.e. artist/band name) on it – from t-shirts and posters to USB drives and backpacks.
Getting distribution for your music is an important step in the music business. It means having your music in different stores around the world. A lot of people trying to become rappers and singers don’t know how to do this, yet it’s an important part of the business.
Selling CDs out the trunk of your car can only go so far. Before you can properly promote your music you need distribution. People need to be able to find and purchase or download your music and other products. You’ll learn more about getting a music distributor in the FREE eBook download at the bottom of this page.
Marketing and Promoting Your Music
Promoting and marketing your music is probably one of the most important parts of the music business. You can have the craziest lyrics and the hottest beats and instrumentals in the world, but if no one knows about you and your music, it makes no difference.
The key to marketing your music is to get as many people as possible to actually listen to your songs. Post your music up everywhere online. Give it to all your friends and tell them to make copies and share it with their own friends.
The key is building a fan base – these will be the people who support your career. There are many parts to effective marketing – including things like servicing radio stations, producing music videos, and getting press (i.e. music reviews or interviews) in magazines and newspapers.
Learn more about marketing your music and making money by downloading the free eBook guide by entering your email address in the form at the bottom of this post.
Touring and Playing Live Shows
This is another part of the music business that is absolutely HUGE. It is key and, in many cases, it is where most music artists make a majority of their money.
Playing live and touring is the best way to generate income from your music and also one of the best ways to market your music and gain new fans. It is just something you have to get good at doing.
Practice your live show, even if it’s just you and a DJ or CD-Player. You have to get good at playing live.
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- How to make professional music yourself
- How to find music for your songs
- How to professionally record your vocals
- How to make sure you songs sound like they were made in a million dollar studio.
- How to market, promote and sell your music yourself
- How to create music related products you can sell
- How to get your music into stores across the world
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