Choosing The Best Singer On Tunedly
We previously wrote about how to go about choosing the best session singer when looking for a vocalist online. This is necessary information for any songwriter who decides to collaborate with other musicians in order to bring their song to life.
With many physical studios out of operation due to the rise of associated internet technology and, more recently, as a result of the COVID pandemic, collaborating with musicians remotely has become common practice all over the world.
Having written a general-information article on the topic, it seemed appropriate to now talk about how you can do the same thing if you decide to use our services. As a premier source of session musicians, Tunedly connects you with some of the most well trained and experienced singers, many with impressive portfolios. Seeing so much talent can make it quite hard to choose. After all, every singer comes with their own distinct style and preferences.
Then there is the fact that some singers’ skills may be more attuned to particular genres. You wouldn’t want a specialist in country music singing to perform lead vocals on your heavy metal track or vice versa, right? Still, there are some singers who can switch effortlessly between multiple genres and still do an excellent job.
Considering the possibilities and the high quality of singing talent that can be found on our roster, how do you choose the best singer on Tunedly for your project?
- Compare several profiles
On Tunedly, you will literally find dozens of results when you search for vocalists on the platform. With such a wide number of choices, you probably won’t have the time to go through each and every one with a fine-toothed comb, so to speak. Maybe you already know whether you want a male or female voice, so you could just start eliminating by gender. But you would be advised to resist picking the first in whatever category that seems to check all your boxes. Instead, you should bookmark and even favorite some of the profiles that pique your interest after an initial browsing of the roster. You can then set aside some time to compare your selected profiles, which can help to narrow down your list.
- Scan bios for relevant keywords
Reading a singer’s bio is a must when trying to compare with other singers and determine if they are suitable for the music project you have in mind. But it can take a while trying to discern which one is right for you, especially if all the singers have long and wordy bios. To cut through any existing fluff, try quickly scanning through each bio to locate keywords related to what you are looking for. For example, if you are looking for a lead vocalist who can provide an Indie pop sound, you can scan for keywords such as “lead singer,” “recording artist,” “Pop,” “Indie.” To aid in the scanning process, you can use CTRL+F to open a search bar when you are on each profile and type in your selected keywords to see if they show up in the singer’s bio.
- Ensure the singer’s vocal style, experience and personality matches your expectations
When you have narrowed down your list to a few singers, it is time to read deeper into the details. Many session singers on the Tunedly roster mention the styles and genres they specialize in or have performed in. Some vocalists on the platform also mention career highlights, bands they have performed in, music education background, and projects they have worked on, which can help you figure out their vocal repertoire.
If you are new to working with session musicians, you may be unsure of what criteria to use for comparing singers you might be interested in. In such a case, start by thinking about what is important to you. What kind of sound do you want? Is it necessary for the singer to have worked with certain artists you look up to? Should they have a certain number of years of experience? How about where they are from and their level of music education? Making a list of what is important to you and then matching your preferences to the bios you are reading can help with the process of elimination.
- Listen to the singer’s samples
Reading up on a Tunedly vocalist can tell you much about their experience, background, and professionalism. However, listening to a singer in action will probably give you the best piece of evidence to make a decision. Most singers on the platform have three or more samples of their work showcased to the right of the screen. All you have to do is click the play button beside each track and listen. This will help you get a clearer picture of what they sound like in a recording studio setting and if their vocal tone, quality, and depth match up with what you are trying to achieve.
- Check out their additional skills
When narrowing down your search to choose the best singer on Tunedly, it is a good idea to also make note of additional skills each vocalist has. These are often listed out in the main text of their bio, but can also fall under the heading “Talents.” While you may not be interested in anything other than their singing skills at the moment, noting their other talents can offer further insight into other ways they could enrich your track. In addition, even if you don’t pick a singer for a current song, they may be suitable for a future project.
- Review Tunedly’s FAQs and guidelines
Your interaction with Tunedly session singers are governed by certain guidelines. For one, all tasks are done as work-for-hire. Secondly, your projects are treated with the utmost care, confidence, and professionalism. Sure, you probably don’t have time to go through all the legalese on our policy pages, but at least looking at our FAQs can let you know what to expect. In addition, you can always get updates and information from the Project Manager assigned to you.