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Anybody have any idea's about what a BIO should include these days for trying to secure an Artist deal??? Or .. good sources to turn to for trying to write one. Mostly I just stick to Engineering/Producing, but once in a while I do graphics for somebody and then sooner or later comes the need for a BIO. E-mail me a few examples if you have them available or post for those interested. Thanks, Russ
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If I was in a band and looking for a artist's contract, the bio's I'd be most interested in would be those of the attorney's I'm considering... Sending out unsolicited bio's isn't going to get anyone anywhere. I'm not suggesting you neglect writing one up, but getting an attorney is more important than blindly sending out promo packs to labels. But you'll need that bio to send to the attorney... so just follow D. Gauss'es instructions... [img]http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/smile.gif[/img] Phil O'Keefe Sound Sanctuary Recording Riverside CA http://members.aol.com/ssanctuary/index.html pokeefe777@msn.com
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Here in the UK newly signed acts or some unsigned acts often pay an established music journalist to write a bio, no writer credit goes on there, I just point this out to demonstrate how bio writing can be regarded as a pro skill, sometimes worth paying for.. That said, the purposes of these bios are in NO WAY for a band to secure a record contract, they are for promo and media use only. I have never heard of a band getting signed on a bio, a demo and a photo showing cute & comercial material and band members followed by some storming gigs usualy does the trick.. at least in the indie / alt rock world.. A growing phenominon is the EMK Electonic Media Kit... a video or short DVD showing snippits from gigs, still photos, and featuring segments from tracks live - a demo video.... Video editors re starting to pick up a lot of this kind of work I belive... Say a UK act on Virgin is to tour in France, say the French devision of the lable has NO FUKING IDEA who the band are... an EMK set over in advance can be a "high speed catch up" for the lable staff that need to geta feel for the band.... Managers looking for deals are starting to use these a lot, they are pricey to make look good.. As well as the old skills at screwing recording studios for discount or free time, managers have broadened their horizons and have learned to find 'mugs' in video studios to do EMK for em for cheap..!!! [img]http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/eek.gif[/img] ------------------ Jules Producer Julian Standen London, UK, Take the tour! http://www.librarystudio.com Please contribute to my Net Forum! http://www.recording.org/cgi-local/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum&f=7&SUBMIT=Go

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