I started earning money as a Singer aged 16 – I moved to France, and busked in the street aged 18 & used to make £60 an hour (some time ago!!!!)
On returning back to the UK I recorded an album funded by a private financial backer, and did not have a website yet. www.cosmogenic.co.uk (designed by an amazing company called Clock run by Syd Nadim)
Later on, whilst in North London I was lucky enough to obtain business mentoring to help me plan how to further my career as a Session Singer – I got lucky being in the right catchment area & being a woman. For those of you thinking that you need something similar, try the Princes Trust if under 30 years old, or your local enterprise centre.
Following on from teaching singers at the Academy of Contemporary Music I set up my own Jazz Project for my own personal satisfaction www.chipjenkinsjazz.com
Then came a few further personal and business development courses when I decided to become the founder of something called the Performers Agency – things by now were getting busy, so it became necessary that it was run with a bookings director, PR lady and several bands & classical ensembles.
Following on from Numerous NLP & personal development & business trainings, I am now grateful to still be working in Music and using what I have learnt to help others succeed in their careers!