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How do famous painters first gain the label "famous"?

How do famous painters first gain the label "famous"? Topic: How to write a care label
April 19, 2019 / By Monte
Question: How do they switch from not being known at all to being world famous artists ?? Do they simply exhibit their works and most of the people who walk into that small gallery find it extremely interesting and attractive. Now they take out a piece of paper and write the name of the artist on it so that they can follow other exhibitions by her/him... ? And then they see how someone buys hers/his works which supports their sympathy for the painter&paintings ? Or is it the critics who play an important role in the success life of a painter ??? If so, how does it start ? Do critics care to visit some small galleries of some unknown young students who just became painters and write reports about them ? How do such young artists have the lightspot focusing on them ???
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Kay Kay | 6 days ago
Seriously, it's all in who you know. Having talent has been beside the point since the modernist movement. It's a pop phenomenon that's even self-referential. It's hard to separate a GOOD modernist and post-modernist artist (Picasso, Malevich, Klee, etc.) from a "Primitive", outsider, or folk artist. blah. It's like an army that's based on the strength of it's camp followers. The artists talent and quality of work becomes more inconsequential as the artist becomes more famous, as it's usually the agents and critics who make their names by "being the first to recognize genius". bull. I think you may have touched a nerve.....
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Kay Originally Answered: How do famous painters first gain the label "famous"?
Seriously, it's all in who you know. Having talent has been beside the point since the modernist movement. It's a pop phenomenon that's even self-referential. It's hard to separate a GOOD modernist and post-modernist artist (Picasso, Malevich, Klee, etc.) from a "Primitive", outsider, or folk artist. blah. It's like an army that's based on the strength of it's camp followers. The artists talent and quality of work becomes more inconsequential as the artist becomes more famous, as it's usually the agents and critics who make their names by "being the first to recognize genius". bull. I think you may have touched a nerve.....

Kay Originally Answered: How do I become Famous?
Fame is generally a by-product of achievement. People whose goal is fame rarely achieve it because they're focused more on the possible rewards than on becoming truly exceptional at what they do. The singers who have lasting success are people who'd sing whether or not there was any chance they'd become rich and famous. Music is their passion, rather than a means to an end. There are literally millions of people with great voices, but record labels are in the business of selling music. They're not looking for talent so much as they're looking for artists who've already proven they can draw huge crowds. The only exception to that rule would be "teen idols" who aren't chosen for their singing ability, but rather because they have a certain look or attitude that can be briefly marketed at very young audiences. Since they're not legitimate musical artists, teen idols tend to vanish into obscurity by the time they're adults. The same goes for people who try to win stardom on TV shows, rather than earn careers. "American Idol" contestants are usually forgotten within weeks of their TV appearances because they're simply not qualified to work in the music industry. They rely on other people to provide them with songs, musicians, and to tell them how and where to sing. They're basically cheap imitations of singers they admire, which means they'll never be taken seriously by the music industry. A lot of people make recordings of themselves and mail those to record labels, but those wind up unopened in dumpsters. Labels receive thousands of those every week, but that's not how they decide who'll be signed and who won't. Record companies have A&R (artists and repertoire) people whose job is to monitor local music scenes all over the world and keep tabs on acts that are attracting huge and growing crowds. So the only way to attract record label interest is to perform regularly and prove thay you're capable of selling music. A brilliant singer who can't attract a fan base has no chance of being signed, but a terrible one who packs clubs every weekend will be signed in a heartbeat. It's about business, not talent. You'll need original music and musical accompaniment to have any chance at getting signed. Karaoke bars and hotel lounges are about the only place for people without their own songs or musicians to perform, and you won't find any A&R people at those. The best thing you could do is learn to play guitar or piano so you'd be able to write songs specifically for your own voice. You'd also be able to book shows for yourself and begin building a fan base. You could try to join a band, but most bands won't take on a singer who can't play an instrument because he/she won't be able to contribute to the songwriting process. Musicians spend years learning and mastering their instruments, so they're wary of handing over the spotlight to someone who might just want to be the center of attention. But if you played guitar or piano and wrote songs, musicians would take you seriously. They can afford to be picky, since there are thousands of fantastic singers who play and write, as well as sing. Most famous singers/musicians spent years performing before attracting any record label interest. It takes them that long to build a fan base big enough to be of interest to record companies. Because all the A&R people are watching for the same things, there are often record label bidding wars over acts who are drawing huge crowds. But the only way to attract their attention is to perform regularly and prove you have massive crowd appeal. When you reach that point, the record labels will come to you. There will always be stories like Justin Bieber's (and he's a teen idol, so the rules don't apply), but for the most part, there aren't any shortcuts to a music career. It's a matter of doing something you love, building a fan base, and seeing what comes of it. The only "talent scouts" the industry employs are the A&R people who go to live music clubs and are on the lookout for people who are out there performing and proving they're worthy of the success they desire.
Kay Originally Answered: How do I become Famous?
I agree with the others, in that there must be talent to create the fame in the first place. Regardless, if you have the talent and the drive, I don't see any problem there. First, get in contact with someone who owns recording equipment, or buy your own (that's what I did :)). Record a few songs that showcase your talent, and then begin marketing yourself. The best ways I've found to market myself is to create a Youtube account of your recordings, either audio or actual video clips. Agents often filter through talent online now days, so having a presence on one of the largest video sharing networks will definitely help you. For example, two characters for sure on the TV show Glee were discovered on Youtube. Also, REALLY look into getting a visual portfolio of yourself made. By this, I mean a website or something like it. I had one made just showcasing all the things I can do, plus photos of myself as well as a blog. I used the company Performers Online. They create basic but professional visual portfolios for all artists (actors, musicians, artists, etc.) Performers Online is very reasonable, and if you email them they're willing to work with most budgets. They're a beginning company, so they need people to showcase, so I got a deal through them. Overall, if you're really serious about becoming a part of the entertainment industry, I suggest you just go for it! :) Good luck!
Kay Originally Answered: How do I become Famous?
Sounds like your goals are in the wrong place. If your only goal is to become famous then you will find it very difficult. Famous singers become famous because they LOVE to sing, not to be famous. The only way to have success as a singer, or anything for that matter is to work very hard at your craft and do it because you love it. Once you have become very skilled, trained, then seek out an agent. If you want to be famous like Miley Cyrus or similar, then you have to know how to sing, have a natural talent for singing, trained dancer, and trained at acting.

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