Writing a professional band biography

The do’s and don’ts of sounding good without showing off your sounds.

Posted: 8 January 2019

You may be mindbogglingly talented and making music that could change the world, but that means diddly squat when your first impression nearly always comes from your biography. Fans, promoters and labels will find your press kit / website / streaming pages and expect to discover who you are, what you sound like, and if they’re going to like you. After that, they may listen to your tracks. So how exactly do you sell your music without even playing it?

Doing things right is only half the story. Your bio should be the one place where a fan or industry person can get all the information about you they need, but there's also pitfalls to avoid which could scupper your chances before you've even got going.