If you think you don’t need to fix your music bio then you’re wrong.

The music biography better known as an EPK or electronic press kit is your resume for booking gigs, promoting your music and getting recognition.

With the thousands of artists that use GigFaster I see a LOT of artist bios.

Some are good but most are terrible. Take no offense.

We’ll chalk it up as just not knowing what venues, music bloggers and record labels are really looking for.

Although you should adjust your bio depending on who will be reading it, there are key ingredients that will fix your music bio across the board.

4 Things To Do Now To Fix Your Music Bio

  1. Keep It Short – This can be really difficult for bands and artists that have been around for a long time. The good news is, you have a lot of information to choose from. Pick only the best, most relevant and recent things to include in your biography. Don’t write a book. Only the best info. Short and sweet.
  2. Include Big Names – If you opened for a big named artist then include it. If you opened or shared the stage with a big local artist include it. If you’re trying to get a gig at “Club ABC” and you know “Band XYZ” plays there AND you just happened to open for “Band XYZ” be sure to name drop and include it.
  3. Don’t List Your Education – Unless your sending your bio for a job opening teaching music or something related, forget including your music degree in the bio. Nobody cares. They only care that you can make them money. They care that you can play and entertain and draw a crowd. Music bloggers care that you have a story to tell. They don’t make stuff up. They write based on what you send in your biography. Make it easy for music bloggers to write an article about you.
  4. Keep Your Bio Up-To-Date – Venues, music bloggers and record labels want to see what is happening right now. Your past is great but you have to be constantly active on the scene. They want to know what you did last week and what you’re doing this week. They want to see freshness. In other words, you have to be hustling 24/7/365. If a record label wants to see you at your next performance then you best have a gig lined up already!

If you do these 4 things you will fix your music bio pretty quickly and easily.

Set a goal to update your bio with new and better info every month.

How GigFaster Can Help

Promote your music, work hard, hustle and use tools that will make your job easier. Set yourself up for success.

We have a built-in network of over 6,000 venues, music promoters, and record labels. We can help you distribute your press kit and book gigs in cities all around the country.

Start for free today.

Remember, if you want to succeed, never quit!

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Craig Kelley

About Craig Kelley

Craig helps indie artists book more gigs, promote their music and submit to record labels @ GigFaster. He recently released his 7th album, Not So Blue. His band has supported Grammy artists including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rick Derringer, Gary Hoey, Joan Jett, Fuel and many more. http://craigkelley.com He is also the host of The 5 Minute Podcast For Musicians.

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