You are not going to hear the best singers in the world on commercial radio. Oh, don’t get me wrong…there are loads of great singers making a living on commercial radio….but there are loads of mediocre singers making a fortune. It really is sad how the industry has progressed.
My concern is for the young and ill-informed singers of the future. Where are they going to hear great singing to learn and copy from?
There are great singers all over the world who work hard everyday at their craft. These singers will never sing on commercial radio. They may never make a living with their beautiful instrument.
I encourage all singers to explore and expand their thoughts about what makes a great singer. Go to coffee house, theatre productions, local concerts of all genres and styles of music. If you only listen to the radio, you are missing a world full of great singing.
And more importantly, learn from the variety of voices available. Recognize that your voice is as unique as theirs is. Explore many styles.
In the end, be yourself….be your own voice….be your authentic self. That’s great singing.