The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 3 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley -

In the previous blog in this series I mentioned that vocalists should not only look at one income stream in the use of their talent. Vocalists are exposed to a variety of opportunities. This bodes well because in today’s economy having more than one stream of income provides a person more security, more exposure to opportunities and of course more money. Let’s look at a few of these opportunities. Continue reading “The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 3 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists”

The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 2 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
 - Berthold Auerbach -

In my last blog I received positive comments about my advice for upcoming vocalists especially point #5. We shall now continue with some of the essentials needed to make a living as a vocalist.
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The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 1 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists

“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” - Plato -

First off let me say this. I am not a fan of performing gigs for free in the hope of getting ‘exposure’. Even though I’m not a vocalist (I’m a musician) I have also been burnt by that route early in my career. I’ve been given some food and shown the door. I do not advocate it as you can be easily taken advantage of. This series is not about that.

Let’s begin.
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