Grande singeries are scrambling to find new singers.
And the odds are that the next few weeks will be a slog.
Some are already in a frenzy.
“We’ve all been waiting for this moment,” said John Schuster, co-founder of the Singery Uncrambled website, which helps singers navigate the music industry.
“But it is so hard.”
Singery, an online magazine, has listed more than a dozen singers in the top 10, with many of them new to the industry.
Singers must learn to sing, and learn their craft quickly.
Many have no idea how to make a living, and are in the process of finding it.
“A lot of people don’t know what it’s like to be a musician,” said Chris Dickson, cofounder of The Singery website, adding that most of the singers on the list are artists in their late 20s and 30s.
Some of the artists listed on the website have worked in the entertainment industry for years, but have never had a song chart on Billboard.
“They have all been here before,” said Dickson.
“The question is, how do you break through?”
To help singers navigate their new career, Singery is offering free classes in singing, dance, and choreography.
The website also offers workshops on how to become a songwriter and perform in festivals, as well as in front of crowds.
Singery also is offering a $1,000 cash prize to anyone who can sing a song that resonates with people.
Some companies have made deals with the Singers Uncramble website to provide free classes, and some of the most popular singers are among them.
“There’s a new generation of singers that’s coming into the industry,” said Mark Tait, who founded Singery with his wife, Karen.
“You can see it in the popularity of some of these singers.
But what we’re seeing is that there are new people who are coming into it, who are in their early 20s.
They’re looking for a different way to make their mark.”
Some Singers are trying to figure out how to find a singer who will fit their unique sound.
“Most of these people, they have a song, and they’re not ready to go into a studio,” said Schuster.
“So we’ll have to work with them on how we can give them a song to sing.”
For now, the only option is to work through a talent agent.
“When you go to the agency, they’ll ask you a lot of questions about your song,” said Tait.
“I think it’s very important to have someone you can work with, because if you can’t find someone who is willing to work in your field, you’re not going to be able to get it out of them.”
The singer who can make it to the next level in the industry could very well have a major hit on his or her hands.
If the next 30 years are anything like the last 20, Singers may be able find success in the world of music, too.