Music has grown from being a hobby and a source of entertainment for many people to being a source of livelihood for many more. Many people are now musicians, and the profession is booming with good earnings. However before one can become a megastar in the music industry they have first to get noticed or let the world know of their talent .This can be achieved by attending or competing in competitions such as popular music competitions or singing talent shows organized by various stakeholders in the entertainment industry. The key to getting everything right is knowing how to choose the best competition to participate in as there are many con artists in the industry waiting to pounce on innocent and naive talented people .below are some of the things you should look out before signing up for a music competition.
First one has to look at the legitimacy of the competition they want to sign up for. There are several ways one can confirm this. The first one, you have to find out how many people know about the competition and how many have signed up. These statistics can help you gauge how legit the competition is. Other indicators include the judges that would officiate the competition, as in are there any known figures in the music industry that would officiate the competition if yes then the competition is legit, and one can sign up.
Sign up for a competition that is widely publicized. One can visit the web site of the organizers to learn more about the competition and even get the contacts of the people involved in planning the competition. If competition does not have social media account setup or a website, then that should raise a flag as in today’s world, the majority of event hyping and popularization is done through the internet. Also, one should look out for the contact information on the site if not present, the chances of it being a scam are high hence should be avoided.
Look out for the prizes as well as prices. This simply means that one should look at the prizes the winners would get and try to co-relate them with the prices that one has to incur first before getting into the competition. Prices include things like sign-up fee and the tickets that one has to buy. If the -sign-up fee is reasonable, then the competition is worth trying or signing up.
The fourth thing one should consider is the availability of tickets for the competition. One has to sign up for a music competition whose tickets are widely available .the methods for acquiring the tickets also indicate how successful the competition would be. Competitions that have their tickets for purchase on popular platforms such as e-bay are most likely to be legit and worth considering.
The last thing one should consider is the location of the competition or where the competition is held comparing to where you stay or reside. Choose a competition that happens within your locality or country as it will be cheaper in terms of travel and accommodation expenses.