Originally Answered: How Do I Get Discovered?
Actually, my sister and I are going to go to an Academy for the Arts (singing, acting, piano, guitar, etc.) this summer :).
We are so excited because this is the first step into letting our dream take shape ;).
First, I would like to congratulate you for having ambition, confidence, and perseverance into following your dreams :), especially at a young age.
1.) I would say (and I know EVERYONE say this) find VOCAL LESSONS in your area.
My sister and I spent a year finding lessons because we were looking in the wrong spot...
Look in the yellow pages, if you go to church ask the choir director if they know anyone who does lessons, go to a local university/ college and ask someone who knows or majors in music :).
2.) INSTRUMENT(S) study an instrument (My sister and I are going to study the piano since it's the "mother of all instruments" which is true of course; and the guitar)
This way you can write your own songs and connect with other musicians/ songwriters ;).
3.) PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!! "Practice makes perfect" is NOT true... "Perfect practice makes perfect" is true.
Practice your singing and instrument DAILY this is VERY crucial in order for you to master the art.
Make sure your doing the proper technique in both your instrument and vocals.
I would start out with Youtube and promote your channel like crazy on different social networking sites.
Tell family, friends, church friends, ANYONE ;).
Also, once you practice in front of your family and friends get comfortable in front of an audience.
That way you can perform in festivals, competitions, local gigs (malls, coffee shops, restaurants, etc.)
Get yourself locally known.
Start small (local) then go to different cities and states (get bigger).
I want to help people who have the same dream as my sister and I.
I hope you chase your dream and NEVER give up.
ANYTHING is possible.
If you BELIEVE it, you can ACHIEVE it.
This will be a long journey, and you will get MANY rejections, but if you keep your head up, have confidence, and persevere... Your own your way to success ;).
Keep God first (yes, I'm a Christian), stay humble, be patient, persevere, have ambition, LOVE what you do, and of course don't FOLLOW your dream... CHASE your dream and CATCH it! Make that dream reality :).
That's what we hope to accomplish.
Also, like I said I'm only FOURTEEN (14) and I hope to inspire people with my music, and to teach kids (just like me) to follow their dreams no matter what age.
You only live once so... why not? :)
I hope I inspired you... this is what I hope to accomplish :)...
When you make it big, remember me I hope to hear you on the radio and see you on television... stay true to yourself, and God will bless you and open doors for you :).
Be blessed and good luck :) <3.
P.S.~ Ask your friends if you can borrow their camera, or your parents to help you invest in one to start your career :).