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The Essential Guide to Your Artist Bio – Why You Need It and How to Use It

Let's talk artist bios. Seriously, it's a game-changer for independent and emerging artists. You know, that little bio blurb you might throw together with facts about you or your band? Yeah, that one. Turns out, it's a big deal, and it's something often overlooked.


Let's dive into why you need it, and how you can use it!


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1. Tell Your Story:

Your artist bio is like the front-row seat to your life in music. It's where you get to paint the picture of you! Go ahead, and share your musical journey, your music, and your brand, in your own words!


2. You Actually Need It: 

Press outlets, bloggers, and bookers want to hear your story and they will ask for a bio. Let them step into your story with your bio!


3. Show Off Your Wins:

Your bio should show off all of your accomplishments! Have an incredible show you've played or a festival you've headlined? Add it! Hit millions of streams on your latest single? Add it! Your bio is the stage for your victories. 


4. It's versatile!: 

A bio is something you just use and repurpose as you may need! Take a couple of sentences from it add it to your Facebook page bio, or add the whole thing to your press release! One bio, endless possibilities.


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After many music submissions to The MIC Mag, we've found that the artist bio is often the most overlooked part of their pitch! Here are Five Things that are NOT artist bios!



 

And you might be wondering, "how can I get the biggest bang for my buck with my artist bio?" Utilize wherever you can!


Here's a list of the best places to add your bio:


  1. Add it to your Press Release

  2. Add it to your EPK

  3. Add it to your One Sheet

  4. Add it to your Spotify bio

  5. Add some sentences to your Facebook Page bio

  6. Add a sentence to the 'About' Section of your website

  7. Send it to booking agents to score some gigs!

  8. Add it to your email pitch to a blogger

LONG STORY SHORT: So, there you have it – your artist bio is not just a piece of text. It's a dynamic tool that can elevate your presence, open doors, and solidify your identity in the competitive landscape of the music industry. Investing time and effort into your artist bio is an investment in your own success.


Just want someone else to take on your story and craft your bio?

Reach out to us at stef@themicmg.com  today!



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