Singers: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:09)
M'Balia Singley makes music for a living.
Singers: Career Beginnings (01:04)
As a child Singley took piano lessons, studied guitar and cello, and had voice lessons. Music was a big part of Singley’s family life.
Singers: Keys for Success (01:32)
It takes nerves of steel and the ability to self-start to be a singer. You also need to stick to it and believe that your calling is something you can follow.
Singers: Education and Certification Requirements (02:32)
The genre of music you choose to work in dictates the canon of songs you should sing. Singley is a part of the Screen Actors Guild and recommends others should join.
Singers: Workplace Atmosphere (03:17)
Singley uses her home dining room as a studio. There is traveling involved in the singing industry.
Singers: Advice for Aspiring Pros (04:38)
Singley would encourage people to enter the industry early on because transitioning is difficult. It is helpful for singers to learn to read and write music.
Singers: Day on the Job (04:42)
Singley prefers to do her administrative business in the morning by checking emails. Next she interacts on the phone with other artists before warming up to practice.
Singers: Industry Goals and Services (02:12)
The goal of the music industry is to entertain, educate, and communicate. As Singley gets older she sees her music more like story telling.
Singers: Industry Challenges (02:54)
The biggest challenge in the music industry is people who do not want to pay for music. Songs play in elevators, stores, cars, and doctor's offices.
Singers: Looking at the Future (01:48)
There is the ability to use your phone to record an entire album. There will always be music being created, recorded and disseminated.
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