Why Musicians Need An Artist Biography
The hardest part about being a music artist, more often than not, is learning how to convince people that your music is worth their time. You might make great music, but at the end of the day, you still need to sell people on your music, and as a consequence of that, on you as an artist. When people consider a new song, they’re generally wondering about more than just the song. A catchy song can draw a lot of attention, but if you can make people curious about you and give them something worth looking into, you’re more likely to garner the kind of attention that lasts. We see this every time a new talent rises in the music industry. People don’t just want to you know your music, they want to know you. A strongly written artist biography can help your audience to learn more about you and make them more invested in your music as a whole.
What Is An Artist Biography?
An artist biography is a short and sweet breakdown of you as an artist. It should be limited to a few short sentiments and fully encompass your identity as a music artist. You’ll want to use this to tell people in as few words as possible what you are about and why you are worth listening to over the next person. A well-written artist bio can make people more interested in your story, and consequently, your music. It is your shortest and sweetest chance to show everyone exactly who you are and why they should be looking at you.
How Do I Use An Artist Biography?
An artist biography is a valuable part of your press kit. It is something that you will want to always have at the ready because you can actually use it in a lot of situations. This information can be used on every variety of profile including social media, Spotify, and more. It’s the bit of information that you’ll want to use any time you have a reason to show people who you are and what the story behind your music is.
Your artist biography is the singular piece of content that you might hand over for interviews, blog articles, to a concert hall when you plan on playing a gig. Having a good artist biography can give interviewers something interesting to talk about, draw attention from potential new fans, and allow you to set the stage for yourself in various other ways, so you want to make sure that it is always updated and ready to go.
How Do I Make A Good Artist Biography?
Since an artist biography is such an important tool for an artist to have on hand, you’ll want to make sure that yours is good. This means that you’ll need to take the time to determine what is and is not worth putting in your biography and then find a good way to say it. It can feel a little overwhelming to try to pick out snippets of yourself that might grab someone’s attention, but it’s not all that hard with a little guidance.
Your artist biography is going to be your story. It is your way to reach out to your audience with a few short words and show them who you are and what brought you to this point, but that can be done effectively in a lot of different ways. Some artists include core details about an event that changed their lives and got them into music in the first place, where they came from and how they got started, and what kind of music they make.
The way that you present these details doesn’t have to be boring or stuffy. You can easily adapt your artist bio to make it more interesting and attention-grabbing. An excellent example of this is Billie Eilish’s biography listing the fact that she grew up in a house of musicians and actors and grew up writing songs as a child. This is a fact that immediately tells an audience where she drew her inspiration from and how she was always destined to end up in the kind of field that she is working in. These tiny details from the past can help sculpt a more cohesive image of yourself as an artist. It automatically demonstrates that this career is something that you have been actively working for, and people love a good story of success.
In addition to general facts about you and what got you started, you will want to list any significant accomplishments. This will be anything pertaining to your identity as an artist including facts like where you have performed and what awards you have won. You can also add in any contests that you won or participated in and you should always include what your big jump in your career was caused by if you have reached that point yet. Many artists are known for a song that garners a lot of attention before their other music gets any attention. If people recognize something relevant in your bio that they can identify as giving you credibility, it will make them that much more interested in you as an artist. This interest can then be leveraged to convince them that you’re worth looking into or can make for a great topic basis for interview questions with the media.
An artist biography is the best way to summarize your career. You can make it as straightforward, professional or as entertaining as you want, but you absolutely want to give anyone who reads it an interest in who you are as an artist. This is your chance to show the world how you got started and what you plan on doing now that you have a chance to live out your dream of being a professional music artist. Use this as your chance to tell your audience how they should receive you and what you have to offer them.
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