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How to Write an Artist Biography
By, Christopher Knab (FourFront Media & Music )
Before you begin to write the bio, be sure you have "taken an inventory" of your background,
accomplishments, goals, and objectives as a musician, and remember who you are writing the Bio
for: A&R Reps at Record Labels, Media Contacts, Booking Agents, and Management Contacts. These
professionals in the music business are busy individuals, who may deal with dozens of "wanna-be's"
every week, so make your bio informative, upbeat, and filled with useful comments, descriptions,
quotes, and motivational language that can make them want to listen to your music, and help you
on your musical way. When you are ready to rock níroll, writing the Bio using this outline can
keep you focused and organized.
Christopher Knab is an independent music business consultant based in Seattle, Washington. He is available for
private consultations on promoting and marketing independent music, and can be reached at 206-282-6116 or by email
at: Chris@Knab.com Chris Knab's new book, 'Music Is Your Business' is available NOW from the Music Biz Academy
1st Paragraph- Start with an introductory sentence that clearly defines the essential band/artist name,
your specific genre of music, where you are from, and perhaps a positive quote about your music from a contact
you have made in the music business.
2nd Paragraph- This section should address the immediate purpose of the Bio. What are you doing at this
time? Mention a current activity you are involved with. If a new CD is coming out, that should be the
main topic of the first sentence of the second paragraph. In other word, a reason why the Bio has been written
should be clearly stated early on. Hints about any promotional activities that will be occurring to support
the CD/Tape is also useful in this paragraph.
3rd and 4th Paragraph- At this point, information on any other band members can be introduced, and background
information on the forming of the group, past experience, accomplishments, and recognition issues can be addressed.
If you have developed a plan for your career path, additional paragraphs elaborating on this type of can be written,
that demonstrate how your current project is part of a larger career development plan.
Ending- As stated earlier, the Bio should not waste words. For a new artist 1 page is sufficient to get
the job done. For more experienced artists, a page and a half to two pages should be the maximum length. So,
ending the Bio in a efficient way should be the aim; use another quote from a gatekeeper who supports the artist,
or summarize the 2nd paragraph information, reminding the reader of current activities.