Thursday, April 24, 2014

The 7 Most Essential Bio Elements

A biography is an essential part of telling your story to your fans, bloggers and journalists that might want to write about you, and prospective clients.  That said, many artists, bands and musicians often have trouble creating a bio that really works. Here are the 7 most essential elements that every bio should have.
1. Just the facts
  • No superlatives unless it’s a quote
  • No personal info, only professional
  • Stay with information relevant to music only

2. List your music skills
  • Not everything, just the ones you use most or are noted for
3. List your significant milestones
  • Who you played with
  • Work with a significant musician, manager, producer or agent
  • Significant credits
4. List your music and videos
  • Your most recent releases
  • Only the most significant that have received acclaim or great social engagement
5. List your online info (with links if the bio is online)
  • Website address
  • Facebook fan page
  • YouTube channel
  • Twitter handle
  • Any other social network where you have a significant presence
6. Create two bios
  • One long (3 to 5 paragraphs)
  • One short (single paragraph - 3 to 4 sentences)
7. Update often!

A Note For Bands:

  • Do a separate short bio for each member as well as a band bio
  • Keep it on a single page if you think it might be printed
If you'd like to learn more about all of the things that you need to get to the next musical level, check out my free 6 Keys To Musical Prosperity Crash Course.

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