The all-new Pop Star Update (version 1.45) now lets you choose which instrument you want to master in childhood, whether to take vocal lessons or not, and whether you wish to join a band or become a solo artist once you reach adulthood. But before you set off on your quest to create the next Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, One Direction, or Post Malone in the game’s fictional universe, we suggest you check out our latest Billie strategy guide, which goes in-depth about all the new features included in the Pop Star Update and talks you through the things you need to do to become rich and famous in the world of music.
Prior to the arrival of Billie ’s Pop Star Update, musical stardom had become pretty much cut-and-dry for most players. Be born with good Looks, apply as a Background Vocalist out of high school or college, and work your way up the ranks until you become a Lead Singer and eventually become famous enough to star in commercials, pose for photo shoots, and the like.
That goes all out the window with the new update, though it is still strongly recommended that your character starts out with good Looks and remains attractive till the time comes to apply for a music -related job. That also applies if you don’t have God Mode, in which case newly created Citizens will randomly come with Music or Sports talents, or none at all.
As we’ve noticed, you’re going to have to wait till you reach your 18th birthday before you can audition for a record company as a solo artist or join an existing band. But it’s still a good thing to know that you can now join other people’s bands in various roles or try your luck as a solo performer instead of simply rising from singing background vocals to fronting your group.
Sadly, it doesn’t look like voluntary mid-career genre changes à la Gwen Stefan, Taylor Swift, or Machine Gun Kelly are in the cards at the moment, though that’s a feature we would certainly hope Candy writer adds in subsequent updates. For those who choose to join a band, it is important to remain on good terms with your band mates if you don’t want to get kicked out unceremoniously.
Of course, you can also insult them if your Citizen is that type of musician with an attitude problem, most likely the dreaded Lead Singer Disease we hear so much about. By tapping on Kick Out, you may opt to dismiss someone from your band for whatever reason you may have in mind, although there may be some random situations where the option to boot someone for one transgression or another may come up.
You may or may not like Billie ’s takes on popular real-life bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers (Super Hot Ghost Peppers) or Black Sabbath (Dark Sabbath), but changing your band name right off the bat is an easy shortcut to getting kicked out before releasing a single or an album! Regardless whether you’d rather go solo or join a band, you will always have the option to release a full-length album or a single with the new Billie Pop Star Update.
Not all of your releases will turn out to be successful, and that’s especially true if you join a band with their Popularity bar in red or orange territory. However, you can improve your chances of selling more records by maintaining a good relationship with your band mates, as we suggested above, and performing well in your concerts and tours.
You can still circumvent this by auditioning for a band, though if you choose to go solo afterward, chances are the labels will still treat you as if you’re yesterday’s news. For solo artists and band members, the Discography serves as an equivalent of the Stats option for professional athletes where you can view your character’s statistics in each pro season.
You have the option to undertake the challenge of learning how to play instruments in Billie ’s MusicUpdate. For those looking to become a famous musician with these skills, it takes a lot of talent, patience, and commitment to excel in this profession.
The singer option is on the Mind & Body tab, further down, where you can take vocal lessons. You can start learning how to play an instrument as young as six years old, and if you want to become a professional, that’s the key thing you want to do.
Becoming a professional musician or a famous singer takes a lot of time. You can expect to hear back from record labels and bands when your skill with an instrument hits around 90%.
To reach this limit, you need to practice every time you age up with the skill, and it helps to have a decent amount of income. Bit life confirmed the music update will be next you all ready : BitLifeAppPress J to jump to the feed.
Sometimes in life, people are born with special talents that give them an edge over the competition. People aiming for a specific special talent might want to pay attention.
The Music Special Talent is essential in the Pop Star Update. It significantly increases your odds of becoming a pop star, joining a band, and ultimately becoming a famous singer or musician.
If it’s green on the first lesson, there’s a good chance you have the Music Special Talent. It’s essential to take two lessons to verify you definitely have the Music Special Talent.