Originally Posted by livinwithmcs
No performance dates will be posted, only the resulting performances. I know this thread has become long but people seem to be not reading my comments throughout before posting. The only thing I am putting up there are performances. But thank you for replying anyway, much appreciated.
I have been reading this thread for the last couple days. I wasn't going
to post, but last night I had a problem sleeping thinking too much about
this. So here I am.
I have read all your responses and you do sound like a loving, caring,
parent. I don't think you are trying to harm your child, I believe you are
intelligent. I just don't know if a web-site at age six is the best way to
promote your child, and that is what it is, your promoting her. Which just
a tad leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
I worked in the music industry until my daughter was born. My Brother
is a professional full time musician, has been for the past 20+ years. We
have actually had LONG conversations about my dd and her love of music,
and how I plan to hold her from taking it to any professional level as long
as I can. She also loves to sing. plays piano. Any object in our home
becomes a microphone. She performs at school, and that will be all
until she leaves for college, or moves out of my house.
I don't want to sound all high and mighty but those who are serious in
the music business look down on the web-sites and those trying to create
a "buzz" for their children. They are laughed at. Any "buzz" you will make
will only be appreciated by those who want to make money off your child.
I am sorry but it's the truth. I have watched it, and as much as I hate to
admit, I have laughed myself. I laughed, while hurting for the child. I would
hate for you or your daughter to go threw this in anyway.
Most can tell who has been singing, training as a child. They lay it on too
thick when they sing. They use too much vibrato for drama. They weren’t
allowed as children, to develop their natural voice. That’s what people
want to hear. Not another manufactured voice. Those are a dime a
The way to go for your daughter if she enjoys music and singing is to
keep singing at home, like any other child would. Maybe trying theater
for fun. Learning to play an instrument, so that learning music theory
in the future would be easier for her. Singing in the choir (which I read
she already does). Keeping it all in FUN. No talk of the future, no buzz,
no contests, no talk of Fan base.
DO you wish for your daughter to be a musician/vocalist? Or a performer?
In my opinion there is no room for talk of the future at such a young age
no matter what kind of talent that child has. This is coming from the
person who started piano lessons at 3, cello at 7, guitar at 15, and went
professional at 19. Until I was old enough to drive myself to my gigs, it
was a hobby and treated that way by both of my parents.
One more thought. The reason I am hoping and praying my daughter
does not follow my footsteps is that this industry LOVES to chew you
up and spit you out. No matter the talent, no matter how hard you work.
It’s luck, and a numbers game. For every person who makes it, there
are a million still trying. Why would anybody want to promote this as a
future for their child? It’s almost a set up for failure. Why can’t it be a hobby,
she’s six. She has the rest of her life to promote, herself.
Just my 2 cents.