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Old Yesterday, 05:27 PM   #1
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So How Do You Really Become Famous?

Of course you gotta have talent, you gotta a FB page, maybe even a soundcloud, but a lot of people have this and why don't they become famous? What make things go viral? Is there some sort of wizardy involved and the gods of the music industry constantly trying to manipulate the scene? A lot of people here have talent I'm sure, but why aren't you guys famous?

I know there's plenty involved into making you famous, and going into the right path is one....but how do you find it? I wish I can be famous...

So what would you do to get your name out there? I hope we can get creative here, but nonetheless informative.
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Fame is highly overrated, but if you must...

Be able to attract a crowd anywhere. On the street, in a dive bar, on youtube, at the beach... anywhere. That's it. No label wants to talk to you until you can do this.
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Sex video. With me. In the bushes. Now.

I'll make you famous.... Well... Your corpse will be. At least for a while.
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Fame is highly overrated, but if you must...

Be able to attract a crowd anywhere. On the street, in a dive bar, on youtube, at the beach... anywhere. That's it. No label wants to talk to you until you can do this.


SO basically I have no chance, cuz like my music makes people relaxed and heck I become sleepy listening to my songs too! So why does Norah Jones, with her monotonous voice, get famous? Cuz she looks good perhaps? I don't really know.
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Being at the right place at the right time.

You can do absolutely everything else right and it'll amount to nothing if you're not extremely lucky.


but which place? Where can I promote my music outside that won't get me arrested :L Also, how do you even ask around clubs/cafes that you'd like to perform if you haven't got any experience. Where do you gain experience?
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Sex video. With me. In the bushes. Now.

I'll make you famous.... Well... Your corpse will be. At least for a while.


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OK serious answer, shameless self promotion and saturation. You have to make yourself a business as in you need to make your music a product that can sell. You need to sell you and you need to sell it well.

Now, since I am not famous nor do I have absolutely no understanding of the music business my advice is worth nil.
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OK serious answer, shameless self promotion and saturation. You have to make yourself a business as in you need to make your music a product that can sell. You need to sell you and you need to sell it well.

Now, since I am not famous nor do I have absolutely no understanding of the music business my advice is worth nil.


"HEY HEY HEY!!! Yeah look at me!Not only can you get my FB page, you get my soundcloud too!I have like one of the most innovative and relaxing music did you know that? I'll be the next big thing! So yeah, what are you waiting for? come look!!! COME!!!
FB Page HERE: https://www.facebook.com/brokenpages101
MY SOUNDCLOUD IS THE BEST: https://soundcloud.com/broken-pages
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CHECK IT OUT!!!"

.....yeah, I don't think that'll work. I'll sound obnoxious, I'm not really good at bragging about myself, I'm too humble...
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SO basically I have no chance, cuz like my music makes people relaxed and heck I become sleepy listening to my songs too! So why does Norah Jones, with her monotonous voice, get famous? Cuz she looks good perhaps? I don't really know.


Norah Jones is awesome. She looks good and she can always attract a crowd with her music. She also grew up around skilled musicians in a Texas performing arts school.

Learn the ropes. Get into music programs in school and develop a circle of musician friends you can jam with and gig together. Learn as much as you can from each other. Go busking on the street, at the subway station, play backyard parties and every dog and pony show you can find. This is the Van Halen formula and still works today.

If you do find fame, it will annoy you.
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Norah Jones is awesome. She looks good and she can always attract a crowd with her music. She also grew up around skilled musicians in a Texas performing arts school.

Learn the ropes. Get into music programs in school and develop a circle of musician friends you can jam with and gig together. Learn as much as you can from each other. Go busking on the street, at the subway station, play backyard parties and every dog and pony show you can find. This is the Van Halen formula and still works today.

If you do find fame, it will annoy you.


I guess nurture and nature has something to do with it. Sadly, my school got no music programs and most of the kids in my highschool/college (I go to both) aren't really into the music scene I'm into. I'm clawing hard here, sometimes I feel like giving up cuz I really can't find anyone I can connect to and I'm pretty sociable. They are mostly into the hip hop/rap subculture. I'm the indie/alternative acoustic type. So my best bet would probably be driving down to Tennessee and I'll start my career there lol
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