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I Wanna Be A Singer! (Although, then again…) - The Audiophile Man
As a singer, it’s all very well being the one that the crowd adores, screams at, triggers tears of joy and yearning. I’m sure it’s rather nice to be recognised in the street (sometimes), to be featured in newspapers and national magazines. It must be flattering, to some extent, to be a teenage pop sensation of, what, 18 years shall we say? To have your youthful and inexperienced opinion sought on subjects as broad as the state of the economy and the potential for world peace. But…apart from the (so called) lucky few, if that’s all that you offer – singing that is – how do you actually earn a living? For the lucky few, there’s the regular concerts and the personal appearances. Fine, as long as the public wants to see you. Then what? That’s when many singers, would-be singers and people who couldn’t sing a note realise that the real jam is not to be earned by singing the songs. It is to be found by writing the things. That’s were the big money lies. You ask Paul McCartney or Bob Dylan or Elton John or many other very wealthy people out there who have earned the majority …