These days you have more ways to succed than you had 30 years ago. To become a true Internet star, you only need your smartphone and a personal YouTube account. Sure thing, your talent, desire, and a pinch of luck will be a big help.
One of the most telling examples of sudden success was shown was Justin Bieber. In 2007, the mother of the future popular singer (at that time, he was a young boy) uploaded the first video on YouTube, where Justin performed the song So Sick by Ne-Yo. The video instantly became viral on the network, and a year later, Justin signed a contract with the Island company. The company had previously promoted Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Outkast, Avril Lavigne, and other widely-known superstars.
That very video shot by the trembling hand of Justin Bieber’s mother.
To some modern YouTube stars, various sorts of talent shows have contributed a lot. As a result, the artists got impressive careers. Let’s take a look at the legendary singing show Karaoke on the Maidan: anyone there could sing their favorite songs in front of a crowd of passers-by. The show paved the way to the big stage for Tina Karol, Max Barsky, Nadia Dorofeeva (Time and Glass), and many other popular singers/bands.
In 2009, Britain’s Got Talent show discovered Susan Boyle, a far from perfect woman, who made a huge impression on the jury and more than 200 million YouTube users by singing the song I Dreamed A Dream from the Les Miserables musical. That very evening, Susan Boyle’s life changed. From 2009 to 2016, she recorded 7 albums and became one of the most striking and popular singers on the British and world stage.
It turned out that talented people with big dreams managed to break the rules set by the TV. So, 38-year-old Paul Potts, a mobile phone salesman living in the attic, dreamed of singing at the opera. And one day, at a talent show, he took up a microphone and sang. Two minutes later, the audience explodes with applause welcoming the rise of a new opera star.
The power of YouTube
Besides many freaky characters you can see on TV, there are lots and lots of people seeking success without the assistance of the jury and the broadcasting. These are users of social networks who just love to sing and share their performances with their actual and potential fans. The entire long way of promotion and dealing with producers that once took a lot of time is now reduced to posting videos on the Internet.
For some people, singing has become a full-fledged way to earn money rather than a hobby. The faster the blog monetizes, the better and more professional blog posts become, which, in turn, attracts new audiences and advertisers.
For others, singing is the first step to a career in the music industry. Here’s how it works: a high level of performance and great popularity in social networks attract producers who can recognize new talent and offer a contract. Music companies benefit from this practice in two ways: those guys get a talented performer with his/her “ready-made” audience and save tons of money on image promotion.
It’s the case of Alexa Goddard, a popular British singer. In 2010, she created the channel AlexaMusicTV. The channel contained Alexa’s cover versions of various pop and rhythm-and-blues songs. One of her covers even entered the official UK singles charts!
Lucy Chebotina has become a true star of Instagram all of a sudden. One night, the girl posted her cover version of a famous hit on her Instagram. In the morning (what a joy!) she realized that she got lots of new subscribers. Nowadays, Lucy’s audience exceeds 1 million fans; she is a frequent guest on radio and television. Besides, Lucy Chebotina is about to release her debut album.
Anna Koltsova, another rising star of Instagram, releases cover versions of popular songs and her own songs. The success of her personal blog prompted this girl to record several singles that are available on Yandex.Music.
Sing karaoke and get successful
Probably the main question here is, where to start to become a true star? Well, you can start as a good karaoke singer! To make it happen, feel free to use the power of a new-age home karaoke system. It has everything to help you record your first hit.
Karaoke systems by Studio Evolution can boast of high-quality backing tracks. That track collection will make your performances special and thrilling. Sometimes, you will even feel like a true star singing in front of the spotlights.
Modern karaoke systems, such as Evolution Lite2, can professionally record your voice and apply effects where needed. Actually, Evolution Lite2 is nothing but a true home recording studio. So grab a microphone, choose your favorite song, turn on the camera and create your masterpiece.
With a professional home karaoke system, you have the opportunity to practice your song, adjust the tone and tempo to your voice and manner of performance. Sing the way you feel right. Connect additional microphones and record a duet with a friend.