As I say for my business (Voice Lessons To GO) as well as for my singing, there is no use thinking about your competition. What is the point? You really never know what it is that is going to make a judge, casting agent, or directer pick you out of an audition “line up” for the part. So don’t sweat it.
The gorgeous woman who just sang before you like a Siren may have reminded the judge of an ex-girlfriend he didn’t like.
You might be amazing but the moment they see you they know you won’t be a match for the short tenor they have to play your husband.
Because I am not only a singer/voice teacher but I am also a business woman, I may have a bit of a different perspective on all of this. I can use my CDs as an example. So many people have asked me – “Aren’t you worried about your competition?, or ”Aren’t there other voice lesson CDs out there?” My answer has always been: “So what, there are millions of people out there, I’ll just keep doing my best at what I am doing. There is room enough for everybody. Everyone can have their niche.”
I don’t spend my time looking at or considering the competition. I need to be strong enough to stand on my own as a business woman no matter how many others are around me. I’m not sure which helped me more the entrepreneurial woman to my musician or the musician to my entrepreneurial self. But the combo together has helped me to see the world a bit differently. I also think I view opportunities a bit out of the box.
If I didn’t think like that, there probably would be no Voice Lessons To Go. You might be thinking, I thought this blog was about the competition, why is she talking about herself? That is my whole point. The competition doesn’t matter. You are what matters. Put the energy into evolving yourself instead of thinking about the others.
Think on a grander scale as a singer beyond your single auditions. You need to know who you are, be confident, work on being and bringing out your best, and then marketing yourself.
The competition will there no matter what- trust me. People will like you over them and them over you no matter what. That is the business. There are no guarantees. But it sure will help you get that part a lot more often if you are fully realized as a singer.
Click here to view a past blog post that will give you 10 ideas to work on when becoming a complete singer: http://voicelessonstogo.com/blog/so-my-voice-isnt-fabulous-can-i-have-success-as-a-singer (don’t worry about the title, the information is what you need).
What you do need to concentrate on is how YOU can be the best singer you can be. Work on all the areas that make you a great artist and performer. Develop the whole you and the whole package. Then walk into your auditions with pride knowing that you are a complete performer. If they sign you or cast you- awesome. That is ideal but no matter the competition unless you are amazing yourself, none of it matters anyway. Don’t sweat the competition, sweat what you can do do be your best instead.
Happy evolving! Sing well!
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