When you watch shows like American Idol or The X-Factor, it seems like singing is the only thing people want to do in the music business. However, this is not so as there are many other ways you can break into the music business.
Songs are produced in studios and they involve a variety of people to bring the song to life. Technicians are required to make sure that all the equipment is in good condition. If anything breaks down, these people fix it in a jiffy. However, before all this, the song has to be written and not all singers write their own songs. Just as everyone thinks that they can sing, everyone believes that they can write songs as well. The way you can add value to this skill is by being able to compose the melody and even play some instrument as well.
Once the melody is set and agreed upon, a music programmer and arranger work together to produce a track that the singer can work with. The sound mixing engineer enters at this stage and produces the penultimate track, which is almost ready for release. Once everything is almost done, the producer takes control and decides if the track is “there”. If it is not he can make changes by adding or reducing parts to the song, the music or the effects. Once the sound engineer has followed the instructions, the song is ready for the world.
As you can see, the music business has numerous openings with different skill levels. So do not be disheartened if you cannot make it as a singer as there are many opportunities out there that will make your dreams of being part of the music world come true.