Why write a Bio?
That is a reasonable question and we will do our best to answer it.
Keep in mind that your Bio is often the first, and maybe the last thing a person of importance to you may read. It is a short introductory piece designed to create interest in you. A good bio should state who you are, what you represent, and what you offer.
The following items should be clear in order to compose an effective bio
1. Who you are as an artist and where you fit in? Unfortunately ‘GENRE’ matters.
2. Provide links to your website or sites. How do your websites portray you?
3. Know how your fans see you and write it down?
4. Are all of your promotional materials consistent and representative of your work?
5. Do you come across as being authentic and professional?
What goes in a Bio?
Think of a Bio as the important stuff in a story. Who is the Bio about? If its about you as a singer/songwriter or your band even if you write the songs and sing don’t confuse the two. Start the Bio where it matters – not” I started writing when I was five years old then at seven I did this and this at eight…
Make it current and relevant. write about past projects, current projects your discology, musical events you hosted or in which you appeared and any awards you have garnered . A story that ends in something relevant to you or your band’s work is okay – but make it brief and sharp.
A Bio is what gets an Editor interested in you and should be the meat of a larger story. Imagine if you were meeting the Editor in person, what would you offer in introducing yourself? Being silly, or strange, ultra cool, or rude probably will shut down the conversation and result in no results. Present yourself as professional as you believe yourself to be.
EDIT EDIT EDIT
Editors are writers and don’t suffer poor writing one little bit.
Remember, your bio is your “First Impression”, it’s your moment, and you can’t afford to let it slip by unnoticed.