Gone are the days when talent agencies had to chase down individuals they wanted to recruit.
Gone are the days when record companies would hold auditions around the world to find the perfect talent.
When MySpace was first launched, it was just another social media platform, just like Orkut. But slowly and gradually, talented musicians started uploading demos of their performances and work.
And before you knew it, talent agencies started recruiting and searching for gifted musicians online.
Video streaming sites like YouTube and Vimeo have made it possible for record companies to search for talent online.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some musicians who got their start by being discovered online:
Justin Bieber is one of the most recognized pop artists today. With millions of followers on Instagram and Twitter, before he found fame, he started as a pre-teen singing for talent shows.
It wasn’t until his mother started posting videos online for relatives to watch that he was discovered by Island Def Jam.
Carly Rae Jepsen
What’s interesting is that Justin Bieber is responsible for the rise of another Canadian artist, Carly Rae Jepsen.
While she was already somewhat famous in Canada, it wasn’t until JB tweeted about her single “Call Me Maybe” that the song became a major hit.
After that, the young artist was signed by Scooter Braun, Bieber’s manager.
While Susan Boyle is one of the most popular artists around, she didn’t have luck until she uploaded a video of her singing a song from “Les Miserables” that turned her into an overnight success!
At the age of 47, she proved that age is just a number when it comes to talent!
Soulja boy was a huge success from 2007-2010. He first got into the music scene by publishing his music on MySpace. His single “Crank That” was first uploaded to MySpace and YouTube before it became a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
Eventually, he was discovered by his manager, Collipark, and he signed a contract with Interscope Records.
In 2010, he became the highest earning hip-hop artist of the year.
These are just a few musicians out of thousands who found fame online. If you’re an aspiring musician who wants to carve a name for themselves in the global music community, you can use Music Jotter’s music notation software to develop your own sheet music. Its user-friendly interface can be used by aspiring musicians as well as serious hobbyists.