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I'd love to be a singer, but I wouldn't want the fame to go with it. Advice?

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    I feel that I could be a good singer, but I really don't want the fame that goes along with it. I'm not saying I'll be famous, but when you get so far in Music, people start noticing you and then your popularity increases. Before you know it, your face is in the tabloids and on the internet, paparazzi everywhere you go, and stories start circulating about you etc.

    What should I do about singing?
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    There are plenty of session singers- presumably someone sings for Westlife or used to for some of the Spice Girls?
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    Dude, half of it is the fame, and for most pop artists now it's 99%.

    May I ask why do you not want the fame, apart from the reasons you've given? You know you can get good press too?
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    Be a singer anyway? There are plenty of talented, successful artists that no one would take a second glance at in the street but at the same time hordes of 'singers' that are shoved in our face everyday because they are more marketable.
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    Work at Butlins/Pontins/Generic holiday park? Get paid to sing with little to no recognition.
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    Have you heard of the phrase 'Don't run before you can walk'? Ask again when you're on the brink of international stardom...
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    you're the one always moaning about how you WOULD want to do THIS but don't want to do THAT to get there... make up your mind and DO something proactive!

    also being a well payed singer is ridiculously hard and competitive. i think complaining about the potential fame would be the least of your worries if you took that "career path".
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    Try out for a backing singer? If you work hard and are good then you can work your way up you can be employed by huge artists and play at massive festivals, but nobody will know your name.
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    Fame does not go with singing. Fame goes with singing to a reasonable skill level in a popular genre. It is easily avoided.
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    (Original post by Bellissima)
    you're the one always moaning about how you WOULD want to do THIS but don't want to do THAT to get there... make up your mind and DO something proactive!

    also being a well payed singer is ridiculously hard and competitive. i think complaining about the potential fame would be the least of your worries if you took that "career path".
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    The music industry is notoriously competitive. What makes you think that fame is even an option for you?

    The above sounded brutal, but as someone above said there are amazing singers out there who are undiscovered, take slow steps first.

    Remember theres a fine line between being self-confident and delusional.
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    It depends in what ways you avoid the fame really. Look at Kate Bush - she's a singer who's very well-known, yet she manages to stay very reserved. There's probably a few different reasons for this (e.g. limiting public appearances and interviews, only releasing albums every so often so she can focus on family life). I believe Sia does the same thing - even now when she's gotten a bit more fame from Titanium and Wild Ones, she refuses to do interviews and too many public appearances (it's also a health issue for her) and she keeps her private life to herself. One thing that Kate Bush and Sia also have in common is that generally, they're well-liked in the music industry. Many people praise Kate Bush so much because she's considered very down to earth, while Sia does a lot of work behind the scenes (e.g. songwriting, demo recording). Maybe you can look up artists such as these two and see how they manage things.
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    How much are you expecting to earn without being famous? If you really want to avoid the tabloids, go for non-pop music.
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    You are greatly over estimating the amount of fame around 95% of vocalists receive. Not only that but in my opinion the vocalists with fame (the chart toppers) are not the best vocalists anyway so just try it and have fun.

    Music isn't about fame it's about enjoyment in writing, recording and performing music either in front of just your friends or large crowds.
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    Be a **** one
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    (Original post by TheEnigmaUK)
    I feel that I could be a good singer, but I really don't want the fame that goes along with it. I'm not saying I'll be famous, but when you get so far in Music, people start noticing you and then your popularity increases. Before you know it, your face is in the tabloids and on the internet, paparazzi everywhere you go, and stories start circulating about you etc.

    What should I do about singing?
    Just don't sing pop

    (its over commercialised crap)
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    (Original post by Dez)
    Fame does not go with singing. Fame goes with singing to a reasonable skill level in a popular genre. It is easily avoided.
    No it doesn't. Fame goes with not being able to sing without autotune in a popular genre.
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    Do a Daft Punk and just wear a costume/disguise for public appearances
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    Following up the comment about Kate Bush, there are other enigmatic female singers such as Sade, Enya and Tori Amos. Even though some of their songs are so catchy- or important- that they should be a permanent part of the maintsream, you never or rarely see them on the front of mainstream publications. Bush in particular is a renaissance woman kind of talent.

    So don't worry about fame because, chances are, you'll secretly think that you deserve it more than you do deserve it compared to these people anyway.

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