The participants compete among each other through the vocal tasks they are given and a panel of judges grade their performance which is further influenced by the public voting for their favourite contestant. Jackson advanced through the many stages of the X Factor in escaping elimination. He eventually reached the finals where he was awarded a one million contract music recording deal. The deal was sponsored by the Syrop music company, a branch of the popular Sony BMG music entertainment group. (BBC News, 2007)His first single debut was the song ‘when you believe’.
This song he produced after winning the X factor in the same year, 2007. The song was ranked among the top Christmas songs of the year. The original song was composed by Stephen Schwartz as a soundtrack to the animated movie ‘The Prince of Egypt’. The song was first sung and released by vocalists Mariah Carey and Whitney Huston in a pop genre for the movie. The song exhibits a love theme according to its original composition for the romantic film it was prepared for. In 2008, Jackson was invited to the Wembley arena to do a performance to the song ‘lost’.
The song of pop genre was done by the Canadian singer Michael Buble. Buble welcomed Jackson to perform the song in a duet. (Holly wood grind, 2008)Still in the same year, Jackson released his first original single which topped the position three in the UK music chart and number eight in Ireland. The single was tilted ‘don’t call this love’ and its theme was based on love relations. This performance in the charts made him begin producing more songs of this theme that has seen him become one of the most popular pop music artists in the UK.
(A charts, 2008)In divulging in to the management of artists, this section would look at personal managers as a theme in artist management. This section would trying to look at the advantages of having a personal manger if one is a musical artist and the disadvantages that may follow suit in having one. It will also consider an artist working as his or her own personal manager in his music career.
The concepts raised would be exemplified with the musical life of Leon Jackson in a way that would try to shape his future whilst still in the music industry. Music industry is a big business like any other and therefore personal managers are important people in the music industry
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