Genevieve Goings chats about navigating the world of children’s music, the importance of singers being able to record themselves, and having a basic understand of engineering.
Genevieve is one of the most recognizable voices in Children’s Entertainment. With over a decade as the star of Disney Junior’s “Choo Choo Soul;” an upbeat, urban music video show, Genevieve’s career has grown and is now reaching a second generation of fans. Combined views of content featuring Genevieve on Youtube has surpassed 250 Million views, and in 2017 she earned a Grammy Nomination for her work writing Children’s Music.
She has toured the US and Canada continuously over the past 13 years and has also been invited twice by First Lady Michelle Obama to read with her at the White House Easter Egg Roll in 2015 and 2016.
- Have the capability to record yourself.
- Try a bunch of different styles. Narrowing down what you do want to do and what you don’t want to do is good to know. It’s important to be honest with yourself.
- The money will come. Don’t worry about getting paid too soon. When the paying job comes, you know you walk in seasoned and you know what to do.
- It’s about preparing yourself for the bigger opportunities, because you’re learning all the time.
- Get a demo of yourself singing that is professionally recorded and mixed pretty well and is a nice capture of what you do best.
- Keep learning so you can be the one that can make stuff happen. The more you can do on your own the better.
- Having a comprehension of what it takes to record songs will be really beneficial.
- No amount of money can make you famous.
- If something seems weird or unfair, it’s worth talking to your songwriting community about it.
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Special thanks to Genevieve for joining us this week!