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How To Write A Dope Artist Bio That Sells

January 27, 2018

 

Your Story 

Journalists are curious. It's their nature and since you’re an artist I don’t think I need to tell you how much impact a good story can have. If you can provide a journalist with a story that accompanies your song it adds context to the song and it makes your persona so much more more interesting. But not only to potential fans, but also to journalists! It enriches their professional life if they can actually tell (and write!) a good story. In that case, it is much more likely that you’re the one doing them a favor instead of asking for one! Especially, when you offer enough material up front and do some of the work for them in advance, they’re gonna appreciate that!

 

You really don’t need to reinvent the wheel here! What we’re trying to figure out in the following are the details and intricacies of your background and intentions based on which we can write something that’s compelling enough to get people interested in your persona, something that leaves them wanting more! It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just needs to get done!

 

Your Goal

A short text of about half a page is probably just fine, as long as it provides the right type of information. So, basically your goal is to come up with two short paragraphs, whereas one paragraph means like 3 to 5 well crafted sentences:

 

  • One paragraph about how your background fuels & inspires your musical vision

This paragraph is supposed to show how your background relates to your music. It provides journalists and fans with an idea of who you are as an artist, what you’re trying to do or accomplish. It is basically about explaining and displaying your dream/mission/reason why/vision/motivation/etcto those that don’t know your music yet! You could also call it your own “about” text, as you find it on basically any website.

 

  • One paragraph about the song

The goal here is to find out the deeper meaning of a song. It serves as a sort of appetizer to get someone interested in listening to your song. What is it about the song that makes people relate to it? It shows what is happening in the song on a deeper level. (If you struggle with coming up with something dope for this paragraph then fuck it!)

 

In the next section you’ll find a few questions that are supposed to help you come up with a couple of ideas for the content of your mini-bio!

 

Questions that’ll help you dig for the interesting stuff

Coming up with a cool story about doesn’t need to be difficult though it requires some minimal effort. However, once it is done you might be able to use it again and again. In order to help you get started here are a few questions that hopefully help you come up with something:

 

  1. Your song:

  • What has inspired the lyrics? Or even just parts of the lyrics?

  • What do you think about how and why people relate to that song?

  • What has inspired the chorus, or the idea of the song? How did you come up with it?

  • What happened that has caused you to write it?

  • What was the situation like when you had the idea for the song?

  • What are the circumstances like under which you produce(d) you