How to Fund Your Singing Career

A little creativity can help you find the money you need for your creative team.

There are many expenses involved in starting a singing career

To develop yourself and become an active performer, you will likely pay many professionals for their services:

  • voice teachers
  • instrumental teachers
  • producers
  • musicians
  • stylists
  • music attorneys
  • publicists (“PR” or public relations)
  • hair stylists
  • makeup artists
  • social media marketers
  • graphic artists

You might also need to pay for:

  • sound equipment
  • musical instruments
  • rehearsal studios
  • conference fees
  • printing
  • radio promotion
  • video production

So, how are you going to get the money for all this?

Create your promo package

Take the time to create a promo package to present to those you want to approach for financial help. Your promo kit should include recordings, photos, videos, your vision, a business plan, budget and sales pitch.

Make a pitch to your family

Whether you work in exchange for cash or simply ask your family members for a gift or a loan, your family might help you fund your career – especially if you have a business plan and a strong vision.

Crowd Funding

Getting attention for your crowd funding page can take some strategy, so consider hiring someone to help your project shine above the noise.

Examples of crowd funding platforms:

  • PledgeMusic
  • ArtistShare
  • Indiegogo
  • Patreon
  • Kickstarter
  • ArtisteConnect
  • Gigride

Fund Yourself

Sell items of value that you don’t need, work an extra job or simply save up money to fund your singing career.


If you are really good and you are willing to perform anywhere, anytime, you can try to catch the eye of a wealthy investor. These people often want to champion a great talent when they see it.


Famous producers and music attorneys have big contact lists and can open doors for you.

Do things for yourself to decrease costs

Learn all you can about the music industry by searching for free information online. The more knowledge and skills you can acquire, the more you can do for yourself without having to hire others.

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