If you are an up-and-coming musician who is trying to promote yourself online, people who listen to your music will want to know who you are. Think about the music you like to listen to – don’t you want to know something about the person behind the art? The same goes for you, and that’s where your musician bio comes in.
Your bio is so important because it helps people connect with your music and it’s something that you can put on your website and whatever streaming platform you will be using. When you get press coverage, even people who aren’t familiar with your work will be able to describe it based on your bio. But how do you actually write something that people get excited about?
As a freelance musician and digital music consultant, Peter Abbonizio helps aspiring musicians through the self-publishing process. Today he shares his tips for writing a compelling artist bio.
- Think of some words and phrases that describe the sound or feeling of your music. Sometimes it can be tricky to talk about your own work, so you can ask friends and family to help you with this.
- Even if you are finding it hard to pin down a specific genre that you fit into, it’s helpful for people to know what styles have influenced your work.
- Give some background information about who you are, where you’re from, and what lead you to make music. What do you want people to feel when they hear your work?
- Divide your bio into a few different sections – a short intro, a description of the genre and inspirations, your story as a musician, and information about your accomplishments.
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