How to Get to the Next Level of Your Career as a Vocalist

Follow these principles and actions, and you will enjoy your entire artistic career as a singer!

Budget Options – starting from scratch
A recording artist that starts off with no budget can and should do vocal pre-production first, before investing in recordings. Just as you would budget for a household weekly expense, you can budget for your record producer and the recording studio, as well as your pre-production vocal coach. This way, you can plan how you are going to afford the expense of the studio, and prep before you go in to lay down tracks.

By working with a vocal coach and doing vocal pre-production, you ensure as an artist and singer that the vocals have emotional value to the listener. And- since live performing generates revenue and the prep for live shows is an essential part of vocal pre-production, your investment yields double the benefits. 

It is also important to build a fan base in order to acquire investors to catapult your career. Recordings and live performances without the emotional X factor never sell; thus, result in a zero return on investment. The unfortunate truth is: if the record doesn’t move people when they listen to it, they won't buy it and you won't be able to do more records. Therefore, vocal pre-production is critical at the beginning!

Owning a studio
In this case, all the artist needs is a producer. Then, they can choose a producer, negotiate a fee, budget the money for the future and complete the record, with a vocal coach and pre-production plan in place.

Since the vocal pre-production is completed before vocal tracking, vocal pre-production can be suspended until the inception of the next record.  Having made money from the sale of the completed record; you now have a vocal pre-production budget to begin your next project. This is another one of the ways to make a living as a recording artist.  Enjoying the process as you make records is extremely important.  Your audience and fan base won't like to listen to something that you have drudged over.

Brad Chapman