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    Does anyone know what I can do outside of school to build a profile in the music industry as I didn't pick music at GCSE
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    You could learn an instrument and take exams in those in addition to the theory tests on offer. Forming a band, performing solo at different venues or joining a choir, for example, could also help as it shows an active interest in music.

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    Compose and expose it to the internet. Take constructive criticism. Although also if you know an instrument performing in a school orchestra or band can boost confidence and give you experience on your CV etc.. I personally play lead piano in the school's swing band. You can also try to build a following on Youtube. Depending on whether you want to be a singer or a musician or both, doing covers is a good way to start to display your skill. Also listen to a range of music (even stuff you don't like) because sometimes that can give you ideas for composing, and having a wide range of musical knowledge can always help in industry.
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    (Original post by BobSausage)
    Compose and expose it to the internet. Take constructive criticism. Although also if you know an instrument performing in a school orchestra or band can boost confidence and give you experience on your CV etc.. I personally play lead piano in the school's swing band. You can also try to build a following on Youtube. Depending on whether you want to be a singer or a musician or both, doing covers is a good way to start to display your skill. Also listen to a range of music (even stuff you don't like) because sometimes that can give you ideas for composing, and having a wide range of musical knowledge can always help in industry.
    So if I was to make covers and remixes etc, other than YouTube, do you know any websites I could post it on to get noticed or any companies I could send it to?
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    (Original post by Aman7)
    So if I was to make covers and remixes etc, other than YouTube, do you know any websites I could post it on to get noticed or any companies I could send it to?
    I'm afraid I don't know you could always try a google search or even giving a sample CD to one of your favourite artists especially if you cover one of their songs on your sample and at least one original work. But you can still get success on YouTube If you've never heard of a guy called Kyle Landry he started on YouTube doing piano covers of popular songs and then some of his own compositions and now he has at least one CD out if not more. YouTube can be a perfectly valid way of getting yourself noticed.
    Do you mind me asking what type of music you are interested in covering/ writing?
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    (Original post by BobSausage)
    I'm afraid I don't know you could always try a google search or even giving a sample CD to one of your favourite artists especially if you cover one of their songs on your sample and at least one original work. But you can still get success on YouTube If you've never heard of a guy called Kyle Landry he started on YouTube doing piano covers of popular songs and then some of his own compositions and now he has at least one CD out if not more. YouTube can be a perfectly valid way of getting yourself noticed.
    Do you mind me asking what type of music you are interested in covering/ writing?
    I guess I will try that out then and I cover all types!
 
 
 
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