The artist biography is an overlooked but essential piece of your marketing materials. Whether you’re pitching to blogs, trying to book gigs, or putting together your website, it’s important to have an easy-to-read bio that tells the world about your musical career and, more importantly, helps you stand out from a crowd by offering your own personal details. The problem is, it’s easy to for some artists to make mistakes when writing these – maybe they go a little overboard and suddenly you’ve got five pages of information no one asked for; or maybe you have a difficult time promoting yourself and the bio winds up way too short and generic.
Our friends at the Burstimo Blog (specifically Maddy Raven) have created an infographic that is easy to read and covers some of the essentials to writing a killer artist bio. Take a look, take some notes, and get writing! Let us know in the comments if you’ve got some additional tips or have seen success with particular strategies in the past, too.