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Find below loads of articles with advice for unsigned singers. The articles are full of top tips for unsigned singers, ranging from advice on vocal techniques, image all the way through to social media and creating websites plus much, much more. The TeenStar singing competition is all about developing aspiring young singers and giving them the tools and opportunities to succeed, so if you're set on making a career in singing enter TeenStar singing competition now!

  • HOW TO WRITE A GOOD SONG


    HOW TO WRITE A GOOD SONG

    Tips on how to a write good song for singers

      

    How to Write a Good Song: Knowing how to write a good song is a lot easier if you focus on something that you are interested in and passionate about. Think of …

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  • TIPS FOR WRITING LYRICS


    TIPS FOR WRITING LYRICS

    Advice on writing lyrics for singers/songwriters

      

    Tip for Writing Lyrics: Song writing is something anyone can achieve if they put their mind to it, but it’s important to understand that writing lyrics …

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  • CREATING A MUSIC MASHUP


    CREATING A MUSIC MASHUP

    What a music mashup is and how it can help with song writing

     

    Creating a Music Mashup: A music mashup is blend of two or more different tracks into one. You can change a lot of different parts within the songs to …

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  • HOW TO TUNE YOUR GUITAR


    HOW TO TUNE YOUR GUITAR

    Tips on how to tune your guitar ready for a performance

      

    How to Tune your Guitar: Have you ever been playing your guitar and you can’t help but think the guitar doesn’t sound quite right? It’s …

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  • MUSIC BACKING TRACKS


    MUSIC BACKING TRACKS

    The importance of good quality music backing tracks

     

    Music Backing Tracks:  Buying music backing tracks can be an effective way to get good quality music backing tracks to help a singer to give the best performance …

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  • GUITAR BASICS


    GUITAR BASICS

    Tips to help you with the guitar basics

     

    Guitar Basics: Suddenly with a guitar in hand it can throw off even the most experienced of performers so you will maybe have to have the mind set as if you’re starting performing …

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  • GUITAR EXERCISES FOR WARM UPS


    GUITAR EXERCISES FOR WARM UPS

    Tips about which guitar exercises you can use as warm ups 

     

    Guitar Exercises for Warm Ups: The most underrated part of playing a guitar but perhaps one of the most crucial is warm ups. Carrying out guitar …

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  • INSTRUMENTALS – MAKING USE OF INSTRUMENTALS


    INSTRUMENTALS – MAKING USE OF INSTRUMENTALS

    Ideas of things to do during instrumentals in a performance

      

    Instrumentals – Making use of Instrumentals: Often songs will have them instrumentals within them, so singers need to …

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  • PERFORMING WITH MUSICAL KEYBOARDS


    PERFORMING WITH MUSICAL KEYBOARDS

    How to perform and sing with musical keyboards 

     

    Performing with Musical Keyboards: Normally when preparing for a performance most people only have to worry about their voice. But by including an …

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  • MUSIC EVENTS – OPEN MIC NIGHTS


    MUSIC EVENTS – OPEN MIC NIGHTS

    Finding and playing music events

    Music Events – Open Mic Nights: A good way to get yourself heard is to play at music events such as open mic nights. They may not be quite on a par with an actual gig, …

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  • FIND MUSICIANS TO WORK WITH


    FIND MUSICIANS TO WORK WITH

    Why and how to find musicians to work with

     

    Find Musicians to Work With: Looking to find musicians to work with can be beneficial for singers on a number of levels. It can open up new ideas, give you an insight …

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  • GETTING MUSIC GIGS


    GETTING MUSIC GIGS

    Open Mic UK's tips on getting music gigs

     

    Getting Music Gigs: Getting music gigs is an important thing to master if you want to succeed in the music business. Making sure you’re heard at music gigs is integral for …

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  • MUSIC DISTRIBUTION


    MUSIC DISTRIBUTION 

    How to sell your songs through music distribution  

      

    Music Distribution: As a musician once you've recorded some original material and built up a fan base you may want to consider starting to generate …

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  • HOW TO GET A GIG


    HOW TO GET A GIG

    Tips for singers on how to get a gig

     

    How to Get a Gig: Playing gigs is one of the most effective ways of getting recognised in the music industry and getting your music heard. As so many people attend music events, there …

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  • USING THE INTERNET TO SELL MUSIC


    USING THE INTERNET TO SELL MUSIC

    The importance of knowing where sell music on the internet

      

    Using the Internet to Sell Music: It’s more important than ever for singers to take the do-it-yourself approach when it comes to …

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  • MUSIC STREAMING SITES


    MUSIC STREAMING SITES

    How music streaming sites musicians and the music industry

    Music Streaming Sites: Music streaming sites give music fans the ability to listen to music in 'real time' instead of downloading a file to your computer. An audio …

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  • PERSONALISED MERCHANDISE FOR SINGERS


    PERSONALISED MERCHANDISE FOR SINGERS

    Personalised merchandise to sell to your fans

    Personalised Merchandise for Singers: Personalised merchandise is used for singers to make extra money at their tours, shows and gigs. It’s also a way of …

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TeenStar News

  • TEENSTAR CHAMPIONS 2018!


    TEENSTAR CHAMPIONS 2018!

    TeenStar have crowned Acacia K and DN12 the overall 2018 winners!

    TeenStar Champions: The national singing and dance competition TeenStar has found its latest winners! Joining a long line of prestigious competition …

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  • TEENSTAR PRIZE WINNERS


    TEENSTAR PRIZE WINNERS

    Judges’ Top Scores and Age Catagory Prize Winners Announced

    The TeenStar 2018 Grand Final prize winners and judges’ top scores have been revealed! The national singing and dance competition TeenStar Grand Final …

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  • TEENSTAR 2018 AUDITION DATES NOW RELEASED!


    TeenStar 2018 Audition Dates Now Released!

    TeenStar 2018 audition dates are now released! TeenStar, the UK’s only singing and dance competition exclusively for 19 year olds and younger, have now released their 2018 audition dates! …

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  • TEENSTAR CHAMPIONS 2017!


    TEENSTAR CHAMPIONS 2017!

    TeenStar have crowned Annabel and Scandalous Productions the overall 2017 winners!

    TeenStar Champions: The national singing and dance competition TeenStar has found its latest winners! Joining a long line of prestigious …

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  • TEENSTAR PRIZE WINNERS


    TEENSTAR PRIZE WINNERS

    Judges’ Top Scores and Sponsor Prize Winners Announced

    The TeenStar 2017 Grand Final prize winners and judges’ top scores have been revealed! The national singing and dance competition TeenStar Grand Final took …

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  • TEENSTAR AUDITION DATES NOW RELEASED!


    TeenStar audition dates now released!

    TeenStar audition dates are now released! TeenStar, the UK’s only competition exclusively for pre-teens and teenagers, have now released their audition dates! And new for this year it’s also open …

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  • RACHEL ANN CROWNED TEENSTAR CHAMPION!


    RACHEL ANN CROWNED TEENSTAR CHAMPION!

    Future Music has crowned Rachel Ann as the overall winner of TeenStar 2015.

    TeenStar Champion: The national singing competition TeenStar has found its latest winner! Joining a long line of prestigious …

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Advice for Unsigned Singers

  • PLAYING THE GUITAR


    PLAYING THE GUITAR

    How to use dynamics when playing the guitar.  

    Playing the Guitar: Dynamics are essential when playing the guitar as they help to spice up your playing, and also your songwriting. Using dynamics when playing the guitar …

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  • VOICE AUDITIONS


    VOICE AUDITIONS

    Information on The Voice auditions.  

    Voice Auditions: The Voice is a British television talent show created by the BBC. There are two stages to The Voice auditions; the producers' auditions and the blind auditions.

    The …

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  • NETWORKING TIPS FOR SINGERS


    NETWORKING TIPS FOR SINGERS

    Networking tips for the music industry

     

    Networking Tips for Singers: Networking is the opportunity to speak and connect with people who you may have never had the chance to before. For musicians it’s an …

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  • MUSIC PERFORMANCE TIPS FOR SINGERS


    MUSIC PERFORMANCE TIPS FOR SINGERS

    Tips to improve your music performance

     

    Music Performance Tips for Singers: Being able to deliver a good music performance can often be something that sets your performance out from the rest. It’s …

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  • SONGS TO COVER – MAKING A COVER ORIGINAL


    SONGS TO COVER – MAKING A COVER ORIGINAL

    How to choose songs to cover and make original when performing

     

    Songs to Cover – Making a Cover Original: When songs to cover you want to stand out and be remembered, a good way of doing …

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  • PERFORMING AS A SINGER


    PERFORMING AS A SINGER

    Tips on performing for singers. 

     

    Performing as a Singer: Performing is one of the most important parts of being a singer. Although the voice is important, knowing how to entertain your audience through your …

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