The entertainment industry can be harsh and competitive, especially to the new and inexperienced performer. Thousands of aspiring singers, actresses, actors and comedians try their luck each year with little or no results. If you want to become a successful performer and make a living from your talent, there are some things that you should do. Let’s take a look:
6 Tips For Pursuing Your Dream And Make A Living As A Performer
Make Powerful First Impressions- realise that no one is expected to watch your acting work or listen to your music. As an aspiring performer, you get plenty of chances to deliver first impressions to the audience and you need to make sure that you make a powerful and lasting impression on them any time you get the chance.
Use The Internet- social media has radically changed the entertainment industry. You can easily upload sample videos to YouTube and Facebook and impress a much wider group of people. You should use the Internet to your advantage. However, you should know that editing videos can be time-consuming, so you shouldn’t over-commit yourself. Your focus should always be on improving your stage performance.
Maintain Relationships With The People Who Help You- talent seekers, music reviewers, club bookers and DJs often don’t get thanked by performers. Let them know that you appreciate their willingness to use your music and work. Cards or small gifts can have a strong impact. You can set up a strong network in the industry just by being thankful and grateful.
Branch Out A Bit- consider playing gigs outside of the typical clubs that cater to your primary music genre. If you aim to become a film actor, you might want to get involved in local theatres. Clubs are not the only valid venues to show your performance. Give fans more than one place to watch your performance and you can find many new followers.
Be Knowledgeable About Other Genres- watch or listen to other kinds of films or music beyond your genre. There are many things you can learn from other styles in the entertainment industry. A genre that you are not familiar with may have a vast reservoir of rhythms and melodies that you can experiment with. Actors and actresses from other film genres might also inspire you with their performance and acting skills.
Be Unique- many aspiring performers and entertainers struggle because they seem to offer the same thing. Develop your own signature work and make it different from the rest of the industry. Strive for developing a true identity that people will easily associate with you.
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If you are interested in creating a successful career in the arts, especially in the music industry, be sure to watch for Nash Productions’ upcoming documentary, ‘How to Make a Living in Jazz’.
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