How to Write a Kick-Ass Bio

 - avatar  By Songmonk magazine - 1 month ago

Your biography tells your story and brings to the point what your music is all about. It's quite a challenge to communicate all this in relatively few words, I know! But rest assured: you are not alone. Most people don't find it easy to write about themselves, so we put together some tips that will help you write a kick-ass bio:

1. THE HOOK

Your biography must be lively, dynamic and authentic. You will not achieve this by lining up one descriptive sentence after another and using as many adjectives as possible. Think about what event, which story in your life has shaped your music and best expresses your path as an artist - that is your hook! From this key event you develop your Bio! 

2. YOUR PERSONALITY 

Make sure that readers can find your very own personality between the lines! Use your own words and pictures, don't copy others. Don't worry about maybe appearing unprofessional or 'uncool' in telling your story. The best way to connect is to keep it real, so that the reader might get the impression of already knowing you! Better too much personality than too little!

3. YOUR INFLUENCES

Tell your audience about the artists that have influenced and inspired you - musically and lyrically. You have the chance to attract the attention of all those who already like these artists. It also shapes the image that people have of you and underlines your personality. Don't be afraid that you might not be perceived as unique anymore. Being influenced and inspired is not the same as copying, so relax! And make the following difference: maybe you were inspired by artists like Bob Marley in the beginning, but your project sounds more like EDM acts like Calvin Harris or Topic. Mention both and throw the latter in with a phrase like 'For fans of XYZ'.

4. YOUR SUCCESSES SO FAR

Special gigs or festivals, great collaborations with famous producers or other artists, chart positions, TV appearances - tell your readers what you have already achieved! If you are still at the beginning of your career, stay real! So no crazy, invented stories. But nevertheless report about special appearances, good feedback from professionals, first positive contacts in the business and make sure to adapt this passage continuously.

5. NEXT STEPS

In the last section or the last sentences of your bio you should tell us what happens next! What is planned in terms of releases, collaborations, musical experiments, performances, travelling? Show your audience your perspective and interest them in your future. Of course, it's super important to always keep this section updated.

6. HELP FROM EXPERTS

With the tips listed above, you will have a good basis for writing your bio. If you still have problems writing about yourself and have a little budget, get help from experts who can help you to put your musical vision and story into writing! Check out the offer from our professional Songmonk-writers here: https://songmonk.com/artwork-artist-ci/