In my last article, I talked about why you should have an artist biography. If you haven’t read that article yet, you should definitely check it out. But, if you’re interested in creating an artist biography and don’t want to use our Music Artist Biography Service, this article will help you create your own.
The tips in this article will not only help you with creating an interesting music bio but will also help you create a music bio that is effective at achieving your goals (which for the sake of this article, I’m going to assume is getting more fans).
1. Know Your Goal
One of the first things you should do when creating your music bio is understand the goal. Without a having a goal or reason behind why you’re creating a bio, you’ll likely create a bio that doesn’t serve a specific purpose.
Figuring out your goal in this scenario is simple. Just ask yourself “Why do I want to make a music bio?”. After asking yourself that question, you should have a very good idea of what you hope to achieve by creating a music bio. Now, all you need to do is create your biography with the specific purpose of accomplishing your goal and you’ll have an effective biography.
2. Get Organized
Getting all of your story info, accomplishments, goals, and etc. organized and together will make writing your music bio a lot easier and quicker. I recommend using a cloud storage platform such as Google Drive to gather all of your information.
Create a folder labeled “Music Bio” and use Google Docs to gather all of your information. Like I said, doing this will allow you to write your music bio quicker and easier, but I almost forgot to mention that this will help you in the future when creating another music bio (when you have a different goal in mind).
3. Make It Interesting
You’re going to want to make your biography as interesting as you possibly can. This is extremely important because not many people are going to completely read a boring biography. And if they do, and do think it’s boring, they’ll start associating that ‘level of boring’ to you and your future work. So basically, they may be hesitant to check out your future work due to fear of it being boring. In my opinion, in order to make your biography interesting – you have to understand the audience that you’re creating it for.
Learn what that audience enjoys, and focus your efforts around that. For example, if that audience enjoys the music side of you more – add more music related information in your bio. If that audience enjoys the fashion side of you more – add more fashion related information in your bio. You get where I’m going with this?
4. Don’t Make It Too Long
Don’t try to make your music bio long and packed full of words “just because”. It serves no purpose and makes your biography harder to read. Avoid adding any unnecessary events or words. Every additional word you add past what’s needed to get your point across increases the risk of boring the reader. In addition, if you do find yourself unnecessarily adding words often, you may want to take a break.
I’ve noticed that whenever I start adding a bunch of unnecessary stuff to a post, It’s usually from looking at the post for too long. Now, I’m not saying that your music bio has to have the ‘perfect’ amount of words or anything like that. Just be conscious of what you’re writing and take a break if you feel yourself adding unneeded information.
5. Keep It Updated
This final tip is one that majority of artists forget – which is to keep your bio updated. This is extremely important because what if I’m reading your bio a year or two after you’ve created it and I see that your last major event or accomplishment was years ago? I’m going to think you’re washed up, retired, or just done with your music career.
So, what you should do is update your bio every 6-12 months OR every time something major happens in your career. This will ensure that the readers are always reading an up-to-date version of your music bio.
What If I Don’t Want To Write My Music Bio?
Well, since you asked ;) – it’s only right that I plug one of the new services that we offer. You can hire a writer using our Music Biography service, and we’ll interview you and get you set up with a nice music bio. However, if you don’t want to use our service to get your music bio together, you can use a platform like Upwork to hire a writer to help you.