It helps them to understand what makes you unique and tells them about the journey you took to get to where you are now as an artist. They want to know about your career accomplishments before they decide to invest in your art and promote you. Create your profile on your social media platforms.
You are in an unsigned band and everyone around you this includes your peers is telling you how important it is to have a bio on your band, and how that sweet bio is going to help you get signed and move your music career further along.
Honestly, that is such BS! Because they are boring, terribly boring, and most of the time the content included in them is all fluff. And I get hundreds of these crappy bios on a daily basis. So what is a band to do to get its bio information out there?
Here is a music industry secret and if you are reading this, please tell all of your band friends out there so you can make all of our lives that much better. I want you to imagine putting everything that is pertinent to your band on one sheet of paper.
Not multiple sheets, not both sides of the sheet, just one side of the sheet. Now imagine putting enough content on that one sheet of paper in a way that tells everyone why they need to know about your band, and do this in a way that a fifth grader can understand!
That's it - basic and to the point. Oh, and imagine that the fifth grader that is reading it has ADD too. Here is how you want to structure your band's "one sheet" and what content should be in it: Keep it as brief and to the point as possible.
I hope this helps all of you out!
Since launching in JuneDaily Unsigned has featured artists of all genres that have gone on to sign record deals. The site's weekly newsletter is emailed every Friday to a growing subscription base of thousands of music industry professionals, new music fans and unsigned artists worldwide.What We Learned from Writing 7, Artist Bios Communication is increasingly being reduced to characters, emojis, and voice memos.
Despite this, clear prose remains a powerful sales and branding tool within the art world, and beyond. Before you begin to write your bio, be sure you have taken an inventory of your background, accomplishments, goals, and objectives as a musician, and, once again, remember who you are writing the Bio for: A&R Reps at Record Labels, Media Contacts, Booking Agents, and Management Contacts, Booking Agents, Promoters, etc.
For any unsigned artist, a solid biography is essential for getting the attention of press, managers and label execs. Problem is, artist bios tend to be full of unimportant fluff. Rob Daily lays out what every artist bio should - and shouldn't - include. So instead of a bio that’s just fluff on the flyer, let’s learn how to write an effective artist bio that will actually bring your potential fans into your world.
I won’t lie to you. Writing a good artist bio is no picnic. A short artist biography can be a helpful tool in promoting an artist and their work.
An artist bio is a delicate blend of rich information and brevity used to communicate the most useful information in a small amount of space.
How to Write a Bio that Doesn't Suck! A bio can be a tough nut to crack for independent artists. So how do you write a good bio? First of all, proper spelling and punctuation are imperative.
t matter what’s in it if people don’t read it! Make it short and sweet.
Be the exception. Be the 1 out of artists whose bio actually gets read.