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Friday, March 14, 2008

How to write your artist bio

I have received a request to write an artist's bio. This is not one of the services I offer, but I know it's important and I do have suggestions for researching the topic.

If you are writing a bio to get the attention of the music business, do remember that you are writing for industry. Don't over-hype... they can smell it a mile away. Just give a well written summary of your best true information, and write it from the viewpoint of "how will this interest a music industry person in getting on board to further my career" instead of "this was fun and interesting to me (the artist)". What's in it for THEM?

Here are some great bio writing suggestions sites:

http://www.taxi.com/members/bios.html


http://www.musicbizacademy.com/knab/articles/artistbio.htm

http://www.arielpublicity.com/sound_advice/professional-musician-bio.html

http://mediawebsource.com/band_bios.htm

btw... hope everyone had a great Easter!

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5 Comments :

  • At March 24, 2008 at 2:09 PM , Anonymous Leigh Ann Hubbard said...

    Cool! I'm forwarding this to a friend. He's not a musician, but he needs a bio for his site. I think this might help. Thanks for posting.

     
  • At March 24, 2008 at 8:49 PM , Blogger Judy Rodman said...

    You are so welcome, LA! If your friend finds any other good sources of bio writing help... please let me know so I can share it-

     
  • At October 28, 2008 at 7:29 AM , Anonymous Myrilla said...

    People should read this.

     
  • At October 28, 2008 at 8:37 AM , Blogger Judy Rodman said...

    Thanks Myrilla... glad you found this helpful!

     
  • At July 15, 2010 at 6:36 PM , Anonymous Steve Brent said...

    May I add that a concise, effective, short bio absolutely helps. The trick is to emphasize all your most sellable qualities, keeping it brief. No need for encyclopedic entries of biblical proportions. Just a readable summary of the pertinent facts. I found my own niche with shortbios.com, helping professionals of every stripe get unstuck and create their perfect Bio. The bio is almost as important in selling the artist as the music itself. I hope this is helpful for you. Steve Brent

     

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