Learn how to write a DJ bio
You want to get more DJ gigs, but how do you reach out to promoters? Follow our handy guide on how to write your first DJ bio.
What is a DJ biography?
A DJ biography is simply a piece of text that introduces you as an artist, your background, your style of music, your accolades, your achievements what you’re currently doing and your future plans. In essence its purpose is to grab the attention of the reader, make you stand out as an artist and sell yourself to promoters and journalists.
How to write a DJ biography.
It’s often hard to write about yourself so firstly you should consider having someone else write the bio for you, or a few friends or industry connections, pool the collective draft biographies and then make one from the best bits. Either way you or the person writing the biography for you should read this simple guide on what content to include.
Your biography should have three different versions.
- Headline Grabbing - 20 words - Useful for basic introductions online where space is limited.
- Short Intro - 50-100 words - Extending introduction including more history and name dropping and contact details.
- Full Biography - 100-300 words - Full biography including all details and contact details.
Step One - Gather all the information you need in a list format.
- What is your musical/DJ background, when did you get into music and how?
- Why is music/DJing your passion?
- Who and what are you influences? (this doesn’t have to be all about music)
- What have you achieved so far? Name drop important connections, educational achievements, awards, competitions, supporters, gigs etc.
- What are you currently doing? Perhaps you’re refining your DJ skills or working on a new track or have a DJ residency or radio show somewhere.
- What are your future goals and plans?
Step Two - String your sentences together to create your first draft.
Now you have a solid source of content, work towards stringing all the list items together into proper sentences with correct grammar. Use the Grammarly app if your skills are lacking in that department. Make sure you are factual and to the point, do not add too much hyperbole or you will seem like you’re bragging, a bit desperate or at worst deluded. Be humble and real. If you don’t have that much content yet because you're a beginner DJ don’t worry, just keep it short and to the point, your biography will grow with time. The most powerful things that journalists look out for in biographies are your actual achievements and names which they recognise. If you have played a big gig at a reputable venue like Ministry of Sound make sure you add that, and the name of the headliners you were supporting. You can also include any brands you have worked for or partnered with. Music producers often include a list of DJs who support (play) their tracks to add strength to their bio.
Export & Package
You should now export your bios into both a word document and PDF format. Most DJs will have a dropbox account with a folder called a Press Pack, this will include your different biographies, some high quality press photos and any other content you feel a promoter or journalist may need, like performance videos, logo files and notable flyers or release artwork. We highly recommend you make one of these. If you're looking for a great photographer for DJ portraits we highly recommend Thomas Hensher.
Who do you need to send it to?
You should host your bio on relevant pages, we recommend you have a Soundcloud or Mixcloud profile, Facebook page, Instagram Account, Beatport profile and Resident Advisor artist profile. You can also send your press pack to promoters when you are pitching for DJ gigs.
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How To Write A DJ Bio
DJ and promoter Will Bradbury explores what makes a good DJ bio stand out - from how to introduce yourself as a DJ to how it fits into your wider marketing strategy.
If, like myself, you aren’t the best at bigging yourself up, this might not be the most exciting chore to have to tick off when you’re starting out as a DJ. You may tell yourself it's not even important - who reads this stuff anyway?
Well, when you start getting booked, people are going to want to know a little bit about you, particularly promoters who are putting you on their bill and hopefully introducing you to a new audience.
You might already have a handful of mixes out there on SoundCloud but to attract listeners, you’ll want a bit of text that hooks them in and encourages them to go listen to your stuff.
When you do get signed, your manager/booking agent can take care of your whole DJ press kit but until then, you’re going to have to do the work yourself.
London Sound Academy defines a DJ bio as just this:
‘A piece of text that introduces you as an artist, your background, your style of music, your accolades, your achievements, what you’re currently doing and your future plans.’
Perhaps you haven’t even really thought about a lot of this before, so it's a good time to ask yourself questions like: What do I want from my DJ sets? Why do I play the music that I do? What are my goals, long and short-term? These are all things that should be included in a DJ Bio.
Write a list, including some of the best sets/clubs you’ve played, mixes you’ve recorded and what other artists/labels/scene you are associated with (only who you actually are, not who you want to be). I would also strongly recommend asking for advice from anyone you know who has done this before, or anyone in the music industry who might be able to help - after all, it’s often hard to know how you come across to others.
As all great artists steal, this is another area which is no different - have a scroll through RA/some booking agency websites and check out your favourite artists’ bios to get a feeling of the style you want to go for. Obviously, you can’t actually steal the line ‘a regular at Berghain’s Panorama Bar’ (unless you are), but it’ll definitely give you a good idea of what you should and shouldn’t be including in your bio, albeit maybe with a less impressive list of credentials.
Putting Pen To Paper
Once you’re clear in your own mind, it's time to get writing. When you’re starting out, you’ll want to keep to around 300 words, or half a side of A4 paper, and would suggest formatting it as below. And as any PR specialist will tell you, it's good to bear in mind the rule of 3 - a writing principle psychologically proven to produce memorable and effective narratives.
1. Intro & Slogan A couple of short sentences that are short and snappy, hitting the reader with who you are and what you do.
It’s really important to pack as much punch in this intro as you can - think: if the reader or promoter were only going to remember one thing from reading the bio, this is it. What makes you unique? Avalon Emerson’s is as short as "Triple Scorpio Supernova," which is not only very memorable, but says all you need to know really - an idea of her interests (a nerdy obsession with astrology), her sound (extraterrestrial, synth-heavy, otherworldly) and a bit of her sense of humour and character.
2. Main Bio Time to get out that list and pick out a few main achievements and weave them into a paragraph demonstrating your skills and achievements to date.
This is the bulk of the info and will probably take up about twice as much as your opening/closing paragraph, though perhaps the easiest bit to get right. Be direct - where you cut your teeth, what music have you released to date, who you alongside and where, as well as any press/artists/institutions who champion you. But rather than simply listing these things, make sure to come across as passionate and tell a bit of a story.
3. Your Journey This is the cherry on top - again a couple short sentences will suffice to round things off nicely for those who are bothered to read till the end.
This is the point to include something a bit more personal perhaps, as well as what you’re currently working on and what’s on the horizon (keep them wanting more!).
Things To Avoid
Lying - if your conscience doesn’t stop you, your fear of being called out should. If you haven’t played that club, gained the attention of X or actually supported Y cus the gig fell through, get rid of it. Stick to the facts.
Exaggerating - similar to the above, just don’t. Hyping yourself up into something you are not will show immediately as you step up to the decks. Clichés - if you genuinely want to stand out this won’t help at all.
Using Micro-genres - I’m normally all for specificity, but this is one place where you do not want to pigeonhole yourself. It's better to be descriptive about your sound using adjectives to convey feeling rather than definitely stating what genres you play.
Name-dropping - Mentioning some key influences or clubs and acts your are associated is fine, but don’t overdo it and certainly stray away from anything along the lines of ‘her flair for lighting up a dancefloor with bombs such as…’ Cringe!
How To Promote Yourself As A DJ
It’s time to get the word out - once you’re happy with what you’ve got (and your friends aren’t creasing at the sight of the bio anymore), you need to decide what platforms to post your DJ bio on.
Your RA page is a must for the full whack, though for socials profiles/SoundCloud you may need to condense it to a shorter version - calls to mind Avalon Emerson’s slogan again.
When reaching out to promoters and people who are looking to book you, your DJ bio becomes part of a wider DJ press kit. You might be wondering how to create a DJ press kit ... The good news is that once you have your DJ bio ready to go, it's easy. Pop a PDF of your longer form DJ bio in a file along with your press shot and links to some mixes - it's as simple as that.
Last but not least
Finally, it's probably a good idea to tweak and update, much like a CV, as your experience grows and you rack up some more impressive milestones.
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Bragging With Class: How to Write the Perfect DJ Bio
One of the most uncomfortable things for me when I started getting booked for gigs was when promoters started asking for my “bio”. The first time someone asked me for this, I went into an immediate panic.
Was this something I was supposed to have?
How do I go about bragging about myself? Have I even accomplished enough to warrant a bio?
Do I write it in first person or third person? Is someone else supposed to write it?
At some point I realized I'd been putting this off for years, and hadn't become any more comfortable with handing out a bio. But, it's something promoters ask for.
So, rather than continuing to ignore the problem, I decided to do some research on the subject, and re-visit my own promotional blurb.
In this post, I will teach you what I learned, and we will go through the process of re-writing my bio together.
My Existing Bio
For the longest time, I simply avoided it altogether… but I kept getting asked for it. I decided I should have something to give promoters when asked.
So, here's the half-hearted attempt I originally came up with.
Musician, producer, DJ, pianist, promoter, and electronic music enthusiast alike, David Michael hails out of Dayton, Ohio. When not performing, he spends his time in the studio creating his own music… aided by over a decade of piano lessons and an upbringing in a very musically-influenced home. Having spent many years playing at all of the major local night clubs (alongside local hard-hitters and national acts alike), holding multiple residencies, DJing special events and promoting his own shows, David has had a lot of time to develop his sound. For him, it’s all about mood and a deep, hypnotic groove… playing those tracks that get you tapping your feet and nodding your head without you realizing it, regardless of genre, tempo, style, or release date. Don’t be surprised when you suddenly find yourself dancing.
I suppose it could be worse, but it's far from stellar. I find myself a bit embarrassed to post it here, which is funny considering it's what I provide for people to blast on flyers and social media.
Let's figure out how we can do this better.
First or Third Person?
One of the things I didn't like about writing DJ bios was trying to decide whether I should write in first or third person. Writing it in third person seemed pretentious and fake, as if I were playing the role of journalist pretending to review the work of someone else.
Yet, writing one in first person seemed too intimate and awkward.
In many ways, third-person bios are easier, more flexible, and more usable. However, that's not to say that first-person can't work… if you're an amazing and confident writer.
Also, it's easy to make first-person bios sound too aggressive.
Thinking back… as strange as it is to write my own bio as if I were someone else, it might be even stranger to read some other DJ's bio written in first-person. So, let's stick with the safe route and go with third-person. After all, the last thing I want to do is make the person reading it feel uncomfortable!
Let's think of what the purpose of our bio is.
Typically, for DJs (the kind who hope to get booked as guests at night clubs and festivals, at least), what we need is a short “blurb” to use on flyers, Facebook event pages, websites, or other forms of promotion. The idea is to have this available on your homepage so that, when asked, you can simply link them to your bio.
For my own “main” bio, I think I'm going to shoot for about 200-250 words… that feels about right. And I want to make sure that they are 200-250 words that count.
The idea is to not bore people with mundane details that they don't care about, but to give them a quick-and-dirty explanation of who you are and what they might expect when coming to see you play or listening to your productions.
But what if you want to give more info than that? Maybe some people are interested in all that extraneous information.
The Power of Three
The beauty of living in our technological age is that nothing says we can't have the best of both worlds, here. Why not write the blurb for the sake of utility, and if you're so-inclined, also write a more in-depth bio that people can seek out on your website should they choose to take that much interest?
On top of that, let's appeal to those with very short attention spans and come up with a tagline.
So, to recap, your full bio “package” might contain the following:
1. Your name and tagline – The tagline is a very small one-liner. This is your first shot at grabbing someone's attention, so make it count.
Write the main point you want to convey, and maybe one other thing. Don't over-complicate it so that people move on, but rather, keep it simple.
You can mention genres here if you want, but for accessibility, use words that are universally understood (not just understood by other DJs). You may be proud that you're the “king of uplifting progressive psy-polka tech-step”, but there's exactly zero other people that are going to resonate with that.
This could be used for various things, such as the tagline on your website or business card… or simply as an “intro line” to your bio. Think in terms of keywords, here.
For myself, I tend to think in terms of emotions and adjectives rather than genres, so that I don't pigeonhole myself one way or the other. But I do have some recurring themes: I like music that is deep, atmospheric, funky, and hypnotic. I also like playing summery, uplifting tunes like you might want to hear on a patio while holding a beer.
So, here's the simple line I came up with:
Purveyor of deep, infectious dance grooves and a feel-good atmosphere.
2. Your promotional “blurb” – This is what we traditionally refer to as our “bio” and is the main focus of this post.
This is where it's important to cram a few key bits of relevant info into a small amount of space in order to give an idea of what you do.
As mentioned above, I'm going to cap my word limit at 250 words and write it in third-person. The bio “blurb” is what we will be focused on in the sections below.
3. Your in-depth personal story – While you don't want to give all the personal, in-depth details of your story in your main bio, that doesn't mean you can't still write about it for those who want it.
Nothing says you can't put your full, first-person story with all the intimate details on your website. That way, those who want to get down to the nitty gritty (these people make killer fans) are able to do so, but you're not cramming it down anyone's throat. Embellish all you want, here.
DJ Bio Don'ts
In my research on how to write a good bio, I compiled a list of “don'ts”. Let's go over them and then see how guilty I am of using them in my old bio.
Don't: name drop people who are not relevant to your creative process or are only known on a local level.
(Guilt level: none. I didn't drop any names outside of my own, so I'm good here.)
Don't: use very specific sub-sub-sub-genres or terminology, unless you want to pigeonhole yourself into serving a very small audience.
(Guilt level: none. This is something I feel like I actually did pretty well… I attempt to describe my sound using universally understood terms.)
Don't: fluff your bio up with hype… stick to the facts as much as possible, and don't pad your bio with tasteless boasting.
(Guilt level: mild. Not too bad here, though that last line is a bit corny.)
Don’t be surprised when you suddenly find yourself dancing.
Don't: over-exaggerate. We live in a world of transparency these days, and you will be found out. Keep your bio factual, but celebratory.
(Guilt level: moderate. I didn't intentionally exaggerate, but I did notice some things that sound that way which I could've written better. For example, I write that I've played in “all of the major local night clubs”. That's a bit of a subjective claim, and what does ‘local' mean anyway?)
Having spent many years playing at all of the major local night clubs (alongside local hard-hitters and national acts alike), holding multiple residencies, DJing special events and promoting his own shows, David has had a lot of time to develop his sound.
Don't: start at childhood, unless you were truly a 13 year veteran by the time you were 16. There is no shortage of “from an early age” bios out there, and we've heard it all before. Nobody cares — what are you doing now? How has your talent developed as an adult?
(Guilt level: high. My “decade of piano lessons” bit is a touch over the top and somewhat irrelevant to my DJ skills. Though, I don't hate the idea of mentioning the piano as it does relate to me as a producer.)
When not performing, he spends his time in the studio creating his own music… aided by over a decade of piano lessons and an upbringing in a very musically-influenced home.
What Should We Talk About, Then?
Here are some ideas on what questions to answer in your bio.
Where did your love for music really begin? Though I don't want to try and convince my audience that I was a child prodigy, I do think it's okay to mention where my love for music started and to mention some key influences.
Primarily, my musical influence came from my father's old record collection. I grew up on a lot of funk music, European electronica, weird 80s stuff, and video game tunes. Apart from my father, I have always been a huge hip-hop fan.
What are your career highlights, if any? What have you done to stand out? You can mention anything you've done that has had great success.
This is also where you make the choice of whether or not to name-drop. I have mixed feelings on that, and I honestly haven't played with all that many national acts, so I'm just going to leave it out on my own.
What words would you use to conjure up an image of your music? Let's think adjectives instead of genres. If you had to paint a word-picture that described your music, what terms would you use?
For me, it's words like “groove”, “deep”, “emotive”, “hypnotic”, and “feel-good”.
What is it about music that you're passionate about? his one is simple enough for me. Music is my therapy. It allows me to put my daily stress and cares on the back burner for a bit and decompress.
I love getting lost in music and the joyful feelings it stirs up in my chest. I also like it when it has a beat that commands my feet to start moving.
One last tip: Don't get hung up by thinking that your story isn't interesting (i.e. – you have no “high drama”). Be authentic and real. Authenticity will win over being fake.
And My New Bio Is…
David Michael “Purveyor of deep, infectious dance grooves and a feel-good atmosphere.” That’s how David describes himself as a DJ. Never afraid to go too deep, his emotive musical selections are his own therapy. Having grown up on his father’s eclectic combination of funk music (George Clinton, Morris Day), European electronica (Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream), synth-infused 80s music (Depeche Mode, Gary Numan)… all which became infused with his own love for both hip-hop and video game music, David ended up with quite a mixed spectrum of musical influence. Today, this translates into sets where he picks apart and infuses together all the pieces of this music that he loves best: beautiful synth work, ethereal backdrops, brooding basslines, and occasional vocal hooks… all on top of a pronounced foot-shuffling house beat. A very active member of his local community, David is no stranger to the ups-and-downs of a small-town music scene. Though he loves playing in nightclubs, patios and special events, his love for music goes beyond the spectrum of mixing tunes. As a producer, pianist, and promoter, he has found plenty of ways to express himself musically. He also likes to write about the subject on his blog, PassionateDJ.com – a website dedicated to helping himself and others become better DJs through passion and purpose. “For me, it’s all about mood and a deep, hypnotic groove… playing those tracks that get you tapping your feet and nodding your head without you realizing it, regardless of genre, tempo, style, or release date. “
Much better, I think! Some notes:
- I sort-of incorporated both a third-person and a first-person flavor to it by utilizing quotes. I thought this was a nice way to add a personal touch, without making things too awkward.
- Notice how I mentioned where my musical influence comes from, without droning on about my childhood.
- I'm not saying this is a requirement, but you'll notice that I didn't even directly address my specific genres like “deep house” or “nu disco”. I simply described my music and let the reader draw their own conclusions.The only time I imply genre is when I mention “house beat”.
- I also thought it would be cool to incorporate my tagline as part of my actual bio. This makes it somewhat dual-function. Cool!
So, there you have it! I would love to know what you think about my rebuilt bio, and I would love to see your before-and-afters!
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How to write a biography for a DJ
Bio for a DJ can be great for promoting, getting gigs, and marketing. We’ll look through a few steps and hacks on how to write a biography to get the most out of your job. It is an important part of your marketing strategy to have a proper written bio. On the one hand, it turns out to be a first step on the successful career ladder – you can send it to promoters. On the other hand, a poorly written biography can do harm to your reputation. An important part of the bio is that it is a marketing element. It means You are a product and a service at the same time, so it’s important to sell yourself. Let’s walk through the steps to writing a high-quality DJ biography.
Collect necessary information
Now you need to organize your draft of your future bio. Use the following steps to write your first draft:
- How and why did you want to become a DJ?
- What are you aiming for?
- What inspires you?
- What projects have you taken part in?
- What are your plans for future projects?
Prepare a draft
- Where your story begins and what you achieved;
- Write some of the goals;
- What is your current position and where do you lean forward?
While writing, keep in mind what you want to show about yourself. Telling about yourself in the 3rd person – the best choice for a biography for an artist who cares about his career. Try not to appear selfish or negative. Also, try not to emphasize and point out things that are not really relevant to your music career. Most people won’t have enough time to read a very long biography. Try to put your bio in one page. Now your draft is ready. Check it once again and correct it if needed.
Make multiple versions of your biography
Now, when your final bio is ready you should prepare a few versions of it. Your bio should be user-friendly. As example, if you need to post the bio on your site, you need to have a short version of the text. Such a version can be used by journalists and promoters, or perhaps it will be perfectly suitable for social media networks.
Some more tips
The promoter does not need to read unnecessary information about you. They should be interested in you for cooperation. Write in what genre you work in, about your experience, and let your mixes do my job.
Write in short paragraphs, use lists, and highlight the right points in the text to highlight your strengths. Your text should be easy to read, short and to the point.
Do not write banal and formulaic things in the text. This will not distinguish you from others. Point out what really played an important role in shaping you as an artist.
There will always be some changes in your career, so regularly update your biography, add new dates and achievements to keep the information up to date.
If there are grammatical mistakes in your biography, it means that you are not serious and not professional due to the matter and do not pay attention to details. Before posting your bio, look for mistakes and correct them.
An artist’s biography is a promotion tool. There should be a call to action at the end of your text. After you have described in the text all the advantages of working with you, ask the reader to perform a certain action, for example, “Send me a request” or “Invite me to speak”, “Call now to find out available dates”, etc.
A bio is a highly important tool in DJ marketing. Take it seriously if you want it not only to be read but to encourage your client to contact you and offer cooperation.
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How to Write a DJ Bio That Isn’t a Steaming Pile of Shit
A well-written DJ biography could be the difference between whether you’re in front of the decks as a clubber, or behind the decks ruling the night with your tune selection. In this article I am going to look at a few hints and tips on how you can write an effective DJ bio rather than one that resembles a steaming pile of shit.
Knowing how to write a DJ bio is essential, as your biography is one of the most important, but most neglected parts of your marketing strategy. You might not be big enough to have you agent, but that shouldn’t stop you presenting yourself in the most compelling and professional light possible – which in turn, should lead to increased gig opportunities.
For bedroom DJs, a well-written DJ bio can be a reference point you can send to promotors and agents, but just like a bad mix, a badly written bio can damage your reputation also. As examples, there are countless articles online about poorly written, or just downright hilarious DJ bios and profiles, including this news article about the world’s worst ever DJ bio .
The crucial aspect to any DJ bio is that it should be seen as a marketing tool. After all, you are a product or service so go sell yourself. But, a word of caution. You don’t want to embellish it or end up sounding like a dick… which is where these tips on writing an awesome DJ bio should help.
If you don’t want to get laughed out of town then read on for some tips which I hope will mean you get the gigs your talent deserves.
Keep Things Simple
Promotors don’t have time to read reams and reams of information. They want to make sure that you know your music and will deliver the goods. Focus on the music, don’t write your life story – nobody gives a shit if you were the local area champion for swimming the 100 metres when you were twelve.
Stick to just a few facts about what you’re up to, your music style, passion, and skills. Then let your mixes which you host online do the rest.
Avoid Long Paragraphs
When people read digital content on the web, they don’t read the same as they would do when reading paper-based media. Weird, but true .
Use concise short paragraphs, and bullet points where necessary which highlight the key facts in your DJ career, and your unique selling points (USPs). This should mean you don’t bore the person reading the bio to tears. Keep it short and to the point.
Avoid Well Worn Clichés
The DJ world is full of clichés, and the biography is no different. Avoid words such as “banging”, or “killed it” as you will just sound like a parody of DJ from a comedy movie.
Other common DJ clichés include things like “I grew up listening to my parent’s music collection” (news flash: so did every other kid), or “classically trained musician” (who gives a shit if you played the piano at five?).
Possibly the most over-used DJ cliché I see on badly-written DJ bios is where the DJ states that they “shared the stage with [insert famous DJ name]” – hmmm…. Ok so you might have been a warm-up DJ at an event or even played in room 2. Again, nobody cares.
Please, No Sob Stories
If you want to do a sob story or emotional back story then apply for American Idol or the X-Factor. That stuff goes down well there, but when it comes to DJ bios perhaps not so much.
We’ve all had challenging times in our lives, and our backgrounds make us what we are. But when it comes to writing a DJ bio keep it professional. Just because you’ve had a tough life, it won’t make your music or mixing any better.
Loads of rival DJ bios are going to have some statement along the lines of “I started at the very bottom, but still managed to get where I am today” – make yourself different and leave this garbage out of your bio.
Regularly Update Your DJ Bio
You’ve already seen a DJ bio like this, I can guarantee it. One that has a line it something like “2009 is shaping up to be another amazing year for DJ X” – yep, possibly it was 8 years ago.
Nothing screams “I can’t be bothered” more than a DJ bio or profile with out of date information in it, so perhaps try to avoid using years and dates in the text if you want to seem current.
Spell Check Your Content
I am sure someone will pick me up on some poor grammar and incorrect spellings on this website – yep, it happens, a lot. But one place this should never happen is on your DJ bio.
If you can’t be bothered to spell check your own DJ biography then it doesn’t really say much for your attention to detail or professionalism which are two of the main cornerstones of any successful DJ career.
Before you publish your DJ biography get a few people to read it over for you.
End on a Clear Call to Action
Your DJ bio should be seen as a sales tool. The best sales letters and adverts end with a call to action, such as “buy this now”, or “click here to book” – so why should a DJ bio be any different?
End the biography with a clear call to action, which has been backed up in the rest of the bio with the features and benefits you bring to a gig. Calls to action can includes aspects such as “call now to enquires about available dates”, or “click here to listen to my latest DJ mix”, or even just your website address or contact details – after all, you want them to book you.
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Crafting the Perfect DJ Bio Sample
By: Author Joe Matson
Posted on Last updated: March 13, 2023
Are you an aspiring DJ looking for a dj bio sample to help promote your craft? Crafting the perfect professional profile can be daunting, but with some strategic optimization of your digital presence and careful attention to detail, it’s possible. By providing insights into crafting a unique story, optimizing digital presence and other effective online promotion techniques for DJs, this blog post will help aspiring professionals stand out from the crowd. We’ll cover tips on crafting your own unique story, promoting yourself effectively online, optimizing your digital presence as a pro DJ and more.
What is a DJ Bio?
A DJ bio is a written summary of your career as a disc jockey. It serves to introduce yourself and the music you play to potential clients, venues, promoters, and fans. A well-written DJ bio can be an invaluable tool in helping you stand out from the crowd and land more gigs.
The point of a DJ bio is to give people insight into your identity as an artist, the kind of music you specialize in playing, prior occasions where they may have heard or seen your work, and why it’s beneficial for them to book or hire you for their event. Your goal should be to make it clear that not only are you passionate about your craft but also that you’re qualified for the job at hand.
A DJ bio is an important part of any successful music career, so it’s essential to craft a professional and engaging one. With that in mind, let’s explore how to write the perfect DJ bio.
Crafting Your DJ Bio
Crafting a great DJ bio is essential for any aspiring or current professional DJ. It’s the first impression that potential clients and fans will have of you, so it’s important to make sure your bio accurately reflects who you are as an artist.
Elements to Include in Your DJ Bio:
When crafting your bio, there are several key elements to include. Include your name (or stage name), where you reside, the genres of music in which you specialize, and any awards or recognitions that have been bestowed upon you. You should also mention any residencies or gigs that have been particularly memorable for you as well as clubs and venues where you regularly perform. Mentioning any affiliations with labels, producers, or promoters who can attest to your commitment and talent is also a must.
Proofread your final version multiple times to ensure you’re presenting yourself in the best light possible. Link out to websites like SoundCloud where people can listen directly from within the bio itself, and add visuals such as pictures of yourself performing for a more engaging experience. Showcase your skillset with well-crafted language, sprinkling in some creative idioms and colloquialisms if you’re an advanced level professional with an IQ of 150. Don’t forget to include keywords that will help boost your search engine optimization.
Take a look at some examples from successful DJs like Zedd, Diplo, Tiesto & Martin Garrix – their bios all contain interesting information about themselves while still being succinct enough not to bore readers with long-winded descriptions. They also feature plenty of visuals which helps draw attention away from the text itself but still manages to tell a story about their career highlights without having too many details bogging down the page.
Crafting your DJ bio is an essential step in establishing yourself as a professional, and it’s important to put time into creating the perfect profile. By promoting your DJ bio online, you can reach potential clients who may be interested in booking you for their events.
Promoting Your DJ Bio
Creating a compelling and impactful biography can be instrumental in setting yourself apart from other DJs, increasing your client base, and fostering relationships with potential admirers. With a well-crafted bio, you can set yourself apart from other DJs and cultivate relationships with potential clients and fans.
Ways to Share Your DJ Bio Online:
The internet provides numerous opportunities for sharing your DJ bio online. Post your DJ bio on a range of online sites, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube; create an individual website to display your work; or send it off to music blogs and other appropriate websites. Additionally, consider using paid advertising options such as Google Ads or Facebook Ads to promote your profile even further.
Strategies for Getting More Exposure for Your DJ Bio: Consider collaborating with other DJs in order to gain more exposure for your bio. You could also reach out to radio stations and podcasts that feature electronic music in order to introduce yourself and share details about what makes you unique as a performer. Finally, make sure that any content related to your career is consistent across all digital channels so that people know who they’re dealing with when they come across one of them – this includes everything from visuals (such as logos) down through copywriting style (e.g., use of idioms).
Promoting your DJ bio is an essential part of establishing yourself as a professional in the industry. By optimizing your digital presence, you can further build and expand on that foundation to reach more potential fans and clients.
Optimizing Your Digital Presence as a Professional DJ
As a professional DJ, having an effective digital presence is essential for success. It’s important to understand how to use the internet and social media platforms to your advantage in order to maximize your potential as a DJ. Here are some tips on optimizing your digital presence as a professional DJ:
Creating an attractive and interactive website or blog is essential to building a successful career as a professional DJ, showcasing your experience, past gigs, awards/accolades, music samples/videos etc. Creating a website that is both aesthetically pleasing and easily navigable, with plenty of engaging content, will be key to marketing yourself as a professional DJ. Ensure that you have included details regarding your credentials, such as prior gigs, awards earned, sound/video clips and more so potential customers can understand what they would be getting when hiring you. You should also make sure there are contact forms or links where people can reach out if they’re interested in booking you for their event or project.
Utilize social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to expand your reach to potential customers who may not have heard of you yet. Strategically share relevant content (music mixes/tracks) regularly to give people an insight into the type of music you specialize in playing at events or producing in the studio, thereby increasing their interest in booking you for their event or project. Additionally, link back any blog posts related to DJing topics; this showcases both your knowledge and enthusiasm for the craft. Use keywords throughout the text that are pertinent to your profession while maintaining proper grammar, spelling, punctuation and avoiding exclamation points – all hallmarks of an advanced level professional with an IQ of 150.
Optimizing your digital presence as a professional DJ is essential to the success of any aspiring or experienced DJ. Networking with fellow DJs and industry players, as well as staying abreast of the most recent music-making fads, can be advantageous to any DJ’s growth and advancement in their profession.
Growing and Developing as a Professional DJ
It is essential for DJs to continually hone their abilities and methods in order to stay competitive in the business. Staying current is vital for DJs to keep up in the constantly changing music industry, requiring them to be able to quickly adjust and stay abreast of trends. Learning new skills can range from mastering different genres of music, using various equipment or software programs, or understanding marketing strategies for promoting your brand as a DJ. Additionally, networking with other DJs and industry professionals is essential for staying connected within the scene. Staying in the loop with other DJs and industry professionals is critical to achieving success as a professional DJ, allowing you to gain insights into upcoming events or collaborations that could boost your visibility. Staying abreast of the newest movements in the music world is a must for any aspiring DJ to make it big; this entails being aware of what tunes are trending at certain periods or which kind of sound will have maximum resonance with specific crowds. By being aware of these things you’ll be better equipped to create unique sets that stand out from others.
FAQs in Relation to Dj Bio Sample
How do i write a dj bio about myself.
I’m an adept DJ with a zest for concocting novel and imaginative sonic creations. I specialize in blending different genres to create something new, exciting, and unforgettable. With a decade of DJing under my belt, I have had the privilege to entertain audiences at some of the most renowned clubs around the globe. My style is characterized by energy-filled sets that keep crowds dancing all night long. My music selection includes top 40s hits as well as underground classics from various genres including hip hop, EDM, trap and more. No matter what type of event you’re looking for – I can provide it.
What is the best description for a DJ?
A DJ is an artist who creates a unique soundscape through the manipulation of music, often blending different genres and styles to create something entirely new. DJs have the capacity to connect with their listeners, recognizing what they require and desire in order to get them grooving or stirring up emotions. To become a successful DJ, one must have an aptitude for technical proficiency as well as artistic ingenuity and the ability to spontaneously compose. With dedication and practice, any aspiring DJ can become a master at manipulating sounds into art.
How do I create a DJ profile?
Developing a DJ profile is essential for constructing an image as a professional DJ. It should include your name, contact information, experience level, genres you specialize in, equipment used and any special skills or services you offer. Additionally, be sure to showcase your music portfolio and provide links to social media accounts where potential clients can find more information about you. Lastly, keep it up-to-date with new gigs or accomplishments that demonstrate your ongoing commitment to the craft of DJing.
How do you introduce a DJ?
A person who spins tunes for an audience, a DJ selects and blends music to generate the ambiance of any occasion or social gathering. They are responsible for creating the atmosphere of any event or gathering through their selection and mixing of songs. DJs must have a strong knowledge base in music, sound engineering, and technology to be successful. Additionally, they need to understand how people interact with music so that they can create an engaging experience for everyone involved. With the right skillset and attitude, anyone can become a great DJ.
By crafting and promoting a compelling dj bio sample, you can ensure that your unique qualities as an artist are highlighted and understood by potential fans or employers. It’s also important to keep optimizing your digital presence so that it reflects your current skillset and accomplishments in order to continue growing as a professional DJ.
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How To Write A DJ Bio Or EPK That People Will Actually Read
For DJs, a bio and an electronic press kit (EPK) overlap so much that they are basically the same thing. As one of your main marketing tools, they need to be good.
So how do you write a DJ bio or EPK that people will actually read ?
A good DJ bio or EPK should give the maximum amount of information in the minimum amount of time. It should answer all of the questions that the reader may have about hiring you – and then convince them to do so. Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
To make sure that the person actually reads your bio or EPK, there are a few things that you need to incorporate.
What information should you include in your DJ bio or EPK?
You only have limited space in your DJ bio or EPK, so all of the content needs to be relevant.
Nightclub owners are business people. They want to make money. Hiring the wrong DJ can mean the difference between profit and loss.
When they are making a decision about hiring a DJ, they are likely to ask themselves three questions:
Why are you the right DJ for them?
What makes you stand out, how are you going to make them money.
If you can answer all of those questions within a well-written DJ bio or EPK that shows you can offer exactly what they are looking for, you will have a much better chance of getting booked for the gig.
This question can be answered by talking about the music that you play and the type of person that you are.
If your music is a natural fit for the venue and your online mixes can prove that, then you are part of the way to showing that you are the right DJ for them.
Each venue will have its own personality, which is usually influenced by the music. Does your personality match the venue?
What I mean by this is that a DJ who specialises in ’70s , ’80s & ’90s music is likely to be a completely different type of DJ to one who only plays minimal tech house. The former is likely to be a bit of a talker who loves the mic, whereas the latter is likely to be a purist who strives for perfection in every mix.
It is important not to lie to the nightclub owner/agent, or yourself for that matter. If you lie to get the booking and your music or personality doesn’t fit the venue, you will be fired. Not only will you have lost the gig, but your reputation will be damaged too.
Talking about your unique selling points can help you to answer this question.
Did you previously take over as the resident DJ of a struggling nightclub and help to turn its fortunes around? Or do you dress in a glow-in-the-dark suit while DJing?
If you did help to take a nightclub from loss to profit, then you should embellish on this within your bio. A proven track record is invaluable.
Even if you don’t wear a glow-in-the-dark suit while DJing, there is no need to worry. While a unique selling point can be an advantage, it isn’t critical to your success.
If you are truly passionate about music, this will shine through when you are speaking with the relevant people and may well tilt things in your favour.
Showing that you consider the DJ’s job to be about more than just music will provide the solution here.
In recent years, DJs have become celebrities. This has set a benchmark within the industry and a lot more is expected of a DJ nowadays.
Maybe you have knowledge of graphic design or marketing? Or do you have some ideas of how to increase the number of customers or retain the existing customers ?
As I said previously, nightclub owners are business people and will always want to maximise their revenue. The truth is, the more ways that you can help them achieve that, the better.
When it comes to writing a DJ bio or EPK, less is more
Your ultimate goal is to get bookings. So why jeopardise a potential booking by bombarding the reader with more information than is necessary?
Think of your DJ bio or EPK as an elevator pitch. If you are not familiar with what an elevator pitch is, Wikipedia explains it like this:
“An elevator pitch is a short description of an idea, product, company, or oneself that explains the concept in a way such that any listener can understand it in a short period of time”
The reason it is called an elevator pitch is because you should be able to pique someone’s interest in the 20 or 30 seconds that an average elevator ride takes.
If someone spends 20 or 30 seconds scanning through a really long DJ bio or EPK, the chances are that nothing will stick in their mind.
However, if you have stripped out all the unnecessary information and left only the really compelling detail listed above, you will have successfully piqued their interest.
What else should I include in my DJ bio or EPK?
Your DJ bio or EPK should be an all-in-one solution.
In addition to the above, it should also give the reader a way of contacting you, seeing what you look like and give them an idea about your online presence.
- Contact details
This one is obvious, but make sure that your telephone number and email address are included somewhere within your DJ bio or EPK.
I recommend getting some professional photos taken for your DJ bio or EPK. To try and minimise the file size, you shouldn’t include the high-resolution versions within the EPK, but you should let the reader know that they are available if required.
As discussed above, the links to your mixes should be included within your DJ bio or EPK.
It is also good practice to record some short mixes, around 15 minutes in length, specifically for this project .
If your mix is one hour long, the likelihood is that the listener will scan through it quickly and not really consider it in the way that it was intended.
However, if your mix is a more condensed version of what you would normally record, then there is a better chance that they will listen to it in its entirety.
Should you keep updating your dj bio or epk.
Yes. If you need to update your DJ bio or EPK every year, then it is no big deal.
However, if you want to save yourself from doing this, try to word your DJ bio or EPK so that it doesn’t reference any particular date. If you write it in this way, it can remain timeless.
There is nothing worse than handing out your DJ bio or EPK to someone, only to realise that it references an event from five years ago, but makes it sound like it was yesterday.
Should you write your DJ bio or EPK in the first or third person?
This is a question that comes up time and time again and, to be honest, it comes down to personal preference.
I believe it sounds natural if you write your DJ bio in the first person. When writing this way, it is more personal, so the reader can visualise what you say about yourself.
When writing in the third person, it can sound very pretentious. When writing this way, the reader is perceiving what you think about yourself.
The decision is yours, but I think a lot more care needs to be taken when writing in the third person.
Finish with a call to action
Including a call to action at the end could be the difference between getting the booking or not.
Your DJ bio or EPK should have convinced the reader that you are the right person for the gig, so finishing with a prompt for them to make contact with you immediately will increase your chances of them doing so.
Your call to action could be one of the following:
“Call me on this number to discuss availability”
“Click here to listen to another of my recent mixes”
I hope that this article has helped you in some way. If you have any further questions or suggestions regarding writing a DJ bio or EPK, please feel free to leave a comment.
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The Dreaded DJ Bio: Six Tips to Make A Good One
So you just got booked to play a new club night starting up in your town. You’re on top of your game in preparation for this gig: the playlists are sorted, you synced the back-up USB sticks, hell you even knocked together a couple re-edits to test out. Then the inevitable happens: the promoter hits you up with a dreaded request: “Can you send me your bio ASAP?”
Yes folks, the elusive DJ bio. If you’re like a lot of artists, that three-letter B-word will strike fear in your heart. The mere thought of talking about ourselves in the third person, trying to reduce every music-related thing we’ve ever done to a paragraph can be migraine-inducing. C’mon, how many of us are even writers by nature?
In my own case, I’ve been running a music blog for five years and have no problem knocking together a piece on a local DJ or producer in a half hour. Yet when recently tasked with having to submit my own bio for an upcoming show, it took a few hours just to cough up four measly sentences. Which immediately led me to thinking about putting this post together, as I know it’s a common problem.
A NECESSARY EVIL
As both a journalist and DJ I’m always trying to find new music to write about. Part of this involves digging to discover local, lesser-known DJs, reaching out to them to record podcast mixes for my blog. Soundcloud is obviously at the top of my hit-list here. When I go there, there are three things I subconsciously look at within the first second of visiting someone’s page:
- 1) Avatar photo
- 2) Follower count
Intentional or not, the fact that these three things are on the top left of the page (where our eyes are conditioned to start reading) speak volumes. I know this stuff sounds a little superficial on the surface, but the point is that a well-written bio is the easiest way for an un-informed listener to learn about someone new in a short period of time. The good news is writing one doesn’t have to be painful and once it’s kick-ass we can get back to focusing on what obviously matters most: THE MUSIC.
“Claude VonStroke does not scowl and look mean while he DJs. He does not pretend to know everything and he will be nice to you and your friends. He is grateful to be doing music for a living and he knows that the reason people go to parties is to shake their ass and have fun. If you want to act cool and not have any fun then please do not book him.” -The opening to Claude Von Stroke’s bio and a clever use of natural selection
Tip 1: Focus On What Makes You Unique
So you’ve spun tech house for a couple of years and land the occasional club gig once every few months. There’s probably a few dozen others in your backyard doing just the same – so where do you begin?
The first step is to focus on what makes you different from the rest of the pack. Think of the details about your experience as a DJ that could tell an interesting story. Where are you from? How long have you been playing? Where do you discover and buy your music? What kind of crowd is your music tailored towards? Do you find yourself more comfortable playing opening sets as opposed to the peak hour? Do you prefer playing smaller, humbler venues over larger ones? Do you have a specific target audience you’re catering towards?
DJTT’s Ean Golden suggests:
“We call this your “core competency” in business lingo. It’s the one thing that you are really, really good at and hopefully some what uniquely so”
Once you’ve put some thought into these and similar questions, eliminate the trivial details, culling down your story to just the facts that people will find interesting. One way to find out:
“Ask an objective friend, ‘what do you think is interesting about my work as a DJ?’ The results may surprise you.”
Tip 2: Keep It Simple If You’re Unknown; Make Two Versions (Long/Short) If You’re Known
I’m sure you’ve seen them a million times: DJ bios from local unknowns that go on
It tells their whole life story, much of which does pertain to DJ’ing. What music their parents listened to. What instrument they played for two years in their high school band.
“Newcomer bios should be 5-6 sentences ( at most ) and focused on a few key details people can relate to, like ‘Friday night resident at Sankey’s’”
If you’re gigging regularly promoters and press may require a longer version for reference. Some artists maintain two versions of the bio: the standard, one-paragraph version, and a longer version to provide only if people ask.
Longer versions are usually tailored towards accomplishments. Details on releases you’ve put out which include label and compilation info. Events you’ve thrown. Record labels you run. Number of copies sold. Radio shows or podcasts you’re a part of. Noteworthy parties or festivals you’ve played at.
“Dubfire has always been a risk taker, and his decision to go solo in 2006 at the height of Deep Dish’s success was a precarious one.” – excerpt from Dubfire’s bio, good example of revealing the human side and tells an interesting story
Tip 3: Avoid Clichés + Unnecessary Details
Ahh yes, the classic stereotypical bio cliches. “I discovered music at the tender age of 5”, “I’ve been murdering dancefloors and transcending minds since 2011”, “I’ve shared the spotlight with Hardwell, Tiesto, and Armin Van Buuren”, and don’t forget the obligatory “My biggest influence is Kraftwerk”.
Anyone who’s been a promoter or part of the music press for more than a few months can bullshit-detect bio cliches like these from a mile away.
Some advise over use of genre labels to describe what you play. For example, when someone says something like “DJ X spins everything the deepest of progressive electro-house to the hardest of broken-beat trance” , it’s kind of hard to be taken serious. Instead, consider using common attributes that describe the music you play, such as the fact many of your songs have synths and guitars, or a level of energy, cater to a specific demographic, or many of them just so happen to be produced in one specific city, say Detroit, Berlin, or London.
As journalists, we learn to avoid using clichés or depending on genre labels to write about music at all costs. Along with other cringeworthy words such as “epic”, “killed”, or “banging”.
Tip 4: If You Can’t Write To Save Your Life, Find Someone Who Can
As I said earlier, not all of us who DJ are also accomplished writers. Similar to how many of us aren’t graphic designers or photographers either. But it’s common practice to hire the latter to make new logos or take photos for us to use in our press kits, so there shouldn’t be any shame in reaching out to a writer if needed as well.
Think about this for a sec; you wouldn’t want your press photo to be poorly lit, or your logo to use crappy fonts, filters, or effects, right? The same holds true for the bio, so at least have them look it over and provide some objective feedback.
Local music bloggers and journalists in your community are great people to hit up for unsolicited advice. They’ve literally read thousands of bios in promo emails and press releases and can accurately judge a good from a poor one.
Yes – do offer them some form of compensation for their effort upfront. Remember, writers and journalists are busy and often awash in a sea of deadlines. The more well-known they are, the tougher they will be to get in contact with, so limit your search to independent ones in your backyard.
Tip 5: Update It At Least Once A Year
Want to know my biggest pet peeve with DJ bios? Ones that are NEVER updated! I can’t tell you how often I read one where the last paragraph opens with something along the lines of “2011 is shaping up to be a big year for DJ X” …in 2014.
Promoters and booking agents are usually looking for any reason to say no, not a detail that inspires yes! Big errors and dated information are a fast-track to the trash bin.
If you’re a local DJ who isn’t touring the world year round, it’s inexcusable to not find an hour each year to bring your bio up to date. You wouldn’t bring a resume from 2011 into a job interview in 2014, would you?
When updating, keep the length roughly the same as what you had it before. This means the recent and stronger accomplishments replace older and weaker ones. The last thing you want people to think is you haven’t done squat in the last few years!
Hopefully this article gives you a bit of insight into the importance of a well-written bio. Obviously it’s one piece to the promotion puzzle, which should also involve a strong online presence, involvement in the local scene, Soundcloud and Mixcloud accounts, a business card, website, and press kit (if you’re gigging frequently). But it’s a piece that shouldn’t be ignored, because as people have likely pounded in your head for all your life, first impressions are everything.
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How To Write A DJ Bio
today December 17, 2022
A DJ bio is an essential tool for any DJ looking to promote their music and build their career in the industry. Whether you are just starting out or you are a seasoned professional, having a well-written bio can help you stand out from the competition and attract new opportunities.
To write a great DJ bio, there are a few key things to keep in mind:
- Keep it brief and focus on the most important information. A long, rambling bio can be a turn-off for readers. Instead, keep your bio short and sweet, and highlight the key points of your career.
- Highlight your achievements and accomplishments. What sets you apart from other DJs? Have you played at any notable events or venues? Have you received any awards or recognition in the industry? Make sure to include these details in your bio to showcase your skills and experience.
- Use a professional tone. While it’s okay to show a little personality in your bio, make sure to maintain a professional tone throughout. Avoid using slang or informal language, and focus on showcasing your skills and experience.
- Include personal details that make you unique. What makes you stand out as a DJ? Do you have any hobbies or interests that set you apart from the rest? Including a few personal details can help you stand out and make your bio more interesting to readers.
- Use third-person perspective. Your bio should be written in third-person perspective, as if someone else is describing you and your career. This helps to create a more professional and objective tone.
Now that you know the basics of writing a DJ bio, what should you include in it? Here are some key elements to consider:
- Full name: Make sure to include your full name in your bio, as this helps to establish your identity and credibility as a DJ.
- Stage name: If you have a stage name, make sure to include it in your bio. This can help you stand out and create a more memorable brand for yourself.
- Genres of music you specialize in: Let people know what kind of music you play and what genres you specialize in. This can help you attract the right audience and opportunities.
- Notable events or venues you have played at: If you have played at any notable events or venues, make sure to include them in your bio. This helps to show off your experience and establish your credibility as a DJ.
- Any notable achievements or awards: If you have received any awards or recognition in the industry, make sure to include them in your bio. This helps to show off your skills and experience and establish your credibility as a DJ.
- A brief overview of your background and experience in the music industry: Give a brief overview of your background and experience in the music industry. This can help people get a sense of your skills and experience and understand what sets you apart as a DJ.
To give you an idea of what a great DJ bio looks like, here are a couple of examples:
Sample DJ bio #1:
“DJ Jane Smith is a talented and experienced DJ specializing in techno and house music. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Jane has played at some of the biggest clubs and festivals around the world, including Berlin’s Berghain and Amsterdam’s ADE. In addition to her extensive touring schedule, Jane is also a regular at some of the top clubs in her hometown of Los Angeles. In 2019, Jane was named “Best Techno DJ” at the Los Angeles Music Awards, solidifying her place as one of the top DJs in the industry.”
Sample DJ bio #2:
“DJ John Doe is a versatile and experienced DJ with a career spanning over 15 years in the music industry. John has honed his skills in a wide range of genres, including house, techno, and hip hop. He has played at some of the top clubs and festivals around the world, and is also a regular at some of the top clubs in his hometown of New York City. In 2018, John was named “Best Hip Hop DJ” at the New York Nightlife Awards, cementing his reputation as one of the top DJs in the city. When he’s not spinning, John can often be found in the studio producing his own tracks or working on music for other artists.”
In conclusion, a DJ bio is an important tool for any DJ looking to promote their music and establish themselves in the industry. By keeping it brief and to the point, highlighting your achievements and accomplishments, using a professional tone, and including personal details that set you apart, you can create a compelling and effective DJ bio that will help you stand out from the competition. So, take the time to craft a well-written DJ bio that accurately represents you and your career as a DJ.
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My 5 Step Guide To Writing A Musician Bio That Gets You Gigs
- September 22, 2023
- Learn how to craft the perfect musician biography.
- Turn a boring, lifeless artist bio into one that captivates readers and gets you the gig.
- Musician bio examples I’ve written are included. Feel free to draw inspiration from them!
Press shots, music videos, merchandise etc are crucial branding elements that form the building blocks of your successful music career.
However, one important pillar of all of these branding elements that I see many producers and bands neglect is their artist biography .
The musician biography is a core component of any self-respecting artist’s press kit, and is prime real estate for highlighting the 5 W’s (who, what, why, when, where) of your artistry.
So why not spend the time to ensure that your artist bio is as perfect as it can be?
As a professional copywriter and someone who has written well over 100 artist bios over the years, I’ve learnt a few tricks and tips along the way and I’d love to take the time to share them with you in this article.
Without further ado, here is my step-by-step guide to writing an effective musician biography.
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My 5-Step Process To Writing An Effective Musician Bio (With Examples)
1. establish your tone of voice.
The tone of voice you decide on is crucial. So before pen even hits the paper, you’ll need to think about the style and writing personality of how you want to portray yourself. There is no one-size-fits-all here, so you’ll need to think about whether you want to come across as: relaxed/casual or formal/professional. Do you want to inject humor and wit into your biography? Or are you more of an introverted, self-deprecating force? Have a think about the characteristics that your music brings to the table.
An example of an opening statement from a casual/relaxed musician bio:
“Hailing from the humble streets of Port Arthur, Texas, USA, rap extraordinaire “Fresh Fred” is a force to be reckoned with. With a taste for the 808 and dominating yet groovy basslines, Fred’s sound is driving and sub-heavy, and guarantees to have you bouncing like a Caddy fitted with premium hydraulics.”
An example of an opening statement from a formal/professional musician bio:
“Underlying any great success or accomplishment is a story of a tenacious struggle, an unyielding drive, and a passion great enough to persevere, to strive. This sentiment rings true for Buffalo rap talent, JReasn.”
2. Define your artist statement
Your artist statement defines the ‘why’ of your artistry. In other words, why do you make music? Is there an overarching mission that you or your band/project sets out to achieve? Are you fighting for any particular cause? Are you looking to reach out to and relate to a subset or particular community of people who share a common goal with you?
Having a strong artist statement with a clear vision is a great way to connect with your audience, and gain new fans who also share similar views with you.
Here is an example of a well-defined artist statement:
“One element which makes music so powerful is its capacity to take listeners for a ride. DJ Kosta expresses progression and movement in music, transporting listeners to a magical place where unity and freedom is realised.”
Here is another example of a compelling artist statement:
3. Describe your music
Along with your mission statement, a well-defined description of your sound is critical to a good musician biography. After all, an integral part of an artist biography is to paint a picture of what your music sounds like, in reference to its tonal characteristics, emotions, and vibe.
Grab a beverage, and sit back as you put on a few of your own tracks that you feel represent the sound of your artistry best. Now, note down any adjectives that spring to mind and go over the list when you feel you have enough to draw from.
A tip from here is to pick out some of the good ones and run them through an online thesaurus. Better yet, there’s a free online tool called Visuwords that lets you type in any word you like and it will spit out a beautiful visual representation of similar words that you could use to describe your music with.
Ultimately, think of this writing exercise as an elevator pitch, i.e. you’ve got less than 30 seconds to pitch to someone how your music sounds. What do you say to them? Here are some questions to consider when approaching this section:
- What kind of stories do you tell with your music?
- What emotions do you bring to the table?
- What do you hope your listeners to feel/take away from your music?
- What makes your music unique?
Here is an example of a biography that utilizes strong adjectives and imagery to evoke a compelling description:
“InternalEye’s music is a melting pot of deep and emotionally-charged soundscapes, lush, ambient textures and new-age grooves. His productions are undoubtedly enchanting; a sensory delight capable of transporting listeners to surreal territory bound only by one’s imagination.
While his music spans a range of contemporary styles, one thing is for certain – that his auditory expeditions will take you on a journey of meditative sound and light, releasing harboured tension from within and gently easing the mind towards a state of tranquillity.”
Need more inspiration? Here is another example of a well-written artist summary:
“Asterus’s music encapsulates a brooding and mysterious energy that is intent on surfacing the listener’s deepest, most profound thoughts. A purveyor of haunting atmospherics, lush textures and silky-smooth beats, Asterus’s music is honest and implacable.
While relentlessly dark by nature, he is however, not one to shy away from letting his lighter side shine through. Elements that suggest a hopeful resolve are often utilized, which, when blended together – creates his unique style of bittersweet Trip-Hop.”
Artist Biography (Asterus), written by Producer Hive.
4. Tell your backstory
Somewhere in the body of your biography, should be a brief and succinct paragraph or two about how the artist/band formed. Not everyone has an ‘out of this world’, or mindblowing backstory to tell, but don’t worry.
Here are a few pointers that you could think about to start off this paragraph:
- Mention where you grew up, the cities/areas you’ve lived in, and where you currently live today
- How have those cities/neighbourhoods shaped the sound of your music?
- If there are multiple members in the project, try and think of something interesting about how you met.
- How did you start getting involved in music? How long have you been at it before you started taking it seriously? Is there an interesting story to tell about your musical journey?
- Was there a certain ‘Aha!’ moment or record/song that sparked your desire to become a musician?
Here is an example of an artist biography that illustrates the backstory of an artist in a compelling way:
While only a newcomer to the rap scene, Rane has always been a creator at heart, boasting a musical development grounded in the flute and bass guitar.
Dabbling in hip-hop in his mid-teens, it was only until last year that Rane was introduced to the mechanics of fluid rhymes, wave sampling, and sequenced electronic beats.
With his dear friend ‘Keith’ riding shotgun, Rane took the wheel like a natural, immediately grasping the concept of satirical flippancy through this poignant lyric: “Shoot him in the foot and have him walking with his shell toe”. Finding this superbly comical, Rane has injected his own music with this unique sense of humour.
5. Include your released work and future plans
This paragraph should be relatively straightforward. Make a note of all the releases that have come out, and include any impressive statistics such as:
- the number of plays
- whether it did well in the charts
- won an award
- whether you collaborated on the song/release with anyone notable
Be sure to also tease in any new material that you have upcoming, and when people can expect that music to be released (if applicable).
Here’s an example of a musician biography in relation to releases and future plans:
The Fox & The Hounds have so far released two albums. Their latest album, entitled Peachy Keen, is a screaming six-song odyssey through the satin-and-smoke-filled world of love, loss, betrayal, and revenge in which the band makes its home.
It hit the shelves in 2015 and went on to release 2 music videos for the singles ‘Panic’ and ‘How The Other Half Live’. They were awarded the ‘Top Up-And-Coming Band’ by CBS, as well as ‘Best Song’ for ‘How The Other Half Live’.
If you’re reading this, chances are that you’re ready to launch your music career to the next level. If you’re hard-pressed to find the time to write your own artist bio, why not check out our musician bio writing service ? We’ve written and designed press kits for over 120 happy musicians worldwide.
Sean is a Co-founder & Editor In Chief at Producer Hive. Under the moniker Commit , he has released deep, downtempo music on renowned labels such as Deep Heads and Interchill Records , charting in the top 3 on the Juno Download and Beatport dubstep charts on multiple occasions. His tracks received strong support from figureheads in the scene such as Laurent Garnier, and has performed alongside numerous high-profile DnB and Dubstep acts, including Truth, Phaeleh, and Kryptic Minds. Sean also ran his own mixing and mastering services. As a Top Rated Seller on Fiverr, he helped hundreds of musicians with their mixes, and achieved a consistent 4.9/5 stars over the course of his work there.
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How we work, dj bio writing: your full step-by-step guide, overview of writing bio dj.
The dj bios are written in various styles. However, the standard ways of creating personal stories for grabbing more attention of the readers seem a bit off the track. There are numerous companies that offer bio writing services to the people who are interested in sharing their life’s story with others. Not all of such writing teams are reliable indeed. It is better for anyone who wants to get their biography done in a right way to learn about it in detail initially.
For example, the elements required to write an excellent biography and the vocabulary used in it. This can help you to check the quality of work done by the chosen writer of your bio. Our professional bio writers created a short guide to help you out along the way.
How to Write DJ Bio?
The DJ autobiography writing process is not too simple. This list of tips can help you to avoid any troubles while writing a personal bio for a DJ on your own:
- First, the process of bio writing is related to collecting and structuring the main points that shaped one’s career as a DJ. Get to know a few personal details, not just row facts and figures.
- Begin to write it in a tranquil environment and concentrate.
- Write more than one draft of a DJ bio and give it some time. Choose the best draft in terms of structure and content in a couple of days.
- Let others read your writing. They can see silly mistakes the author might have missed or tell you if some information lacks coherence and logic. Be ready for critique – in the end, it will make your biography more competitive.
- Choose the right title and correct in-text mistakes. Also, be aware of using proper vocabulary (preferably related to the music industry).
- Adding citations and references is optional, however, it is a good experience to include some unbiased opinions.
Dj Autobiography Writing Tips
Here are 10 major DJ autobiography writing tips that should be considered by every author. The tips are shared below:
- Mention the most significant achievements of your life.
- Discuss the clear reasons of anything that happened (either good or bad).
- Always start by adding your real name.
- The biographies are always written in the third person. So, keep this in mind.
- It is better to avoid adding too much details of everything.
- Focus on the target audience before writing any story.
- Identify the purpose of your biography.
- Proofread. The grammatical mistakes are definitely not acceptable.
- Try to avoid using the vague language.
- Think in advance of the structure of the whole text and every sentence in particular.
List of Phrases to Avoid in a Good Biography
The phrases you need to avoid in writing biography are improper, impossible, incapable, abusive words and blasphemous phrases. The words that spread positive vibes should be used in the biography. For example, communicative, motivated, dedicated, creative, experienced etc. Make sure that the phrases should sound appropriate and never make the readers feel bored. Therefore, it is suggested to use the positive words and ignore the use of negative phrases.
Writing a Flawless Biography
The biography writing doesn’t only require the proper writing skills but also ample time from an author, whether it is a DJ or a realtor bio . Therefore, it is necessary to give a full focus to your biography writing tasks. Apart from anything else, an author needs to pay full concentration on every component used in writing a biography. The shared tips, steps and suggestions of using phrases must be followed for getting the best results in the end.
The success in biography writing is only possible if you focus on the targeted audience and write the content according to their choice. Make sure that every sentence must develop more interest in readers to read further. Every first-time author should definitely follow all the mentioned tips for an ideal writing experience. Once the readers start praising your work, you’ll get enough motivation to continue it. Remember, that your DJ biography will shape your professional image and impact your future career. No need to scrimp on your reputation, right?
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200+ Best Instagram Bios for DJs
Being a DJ is really an enjoyable job. You'll be able to meet new friends and at the same time do what you love which is to play music.
However, it could really be a challenge to find some new clients. One thing that you can do is to create an Instagram account for your brand and equip it with a good bio!
Your Instagram bio is the first thing your followers will see - it should be unique and tell users exactly what you do and who you are.
We understand how difficult it can be to craft a compelling Instagram bio, which is why we curated a list of the best mobile DJ Instagram bios.
Additionally, we provide you with examples of the best mobile DJ bios on Instagram and a step-by-step guide to get you started.
Looking to generate your own bio? Check out our free Instagram bio generator here .
Creative Mobile DJ Instagram Bios
- The life of the party.
- All you need For The Perfect Party
- The Mobile DJ that Makes Life Happen
- All in One Place to Have Fun
- Let us bring the music to you.
- We're your best choice for a mobile DJ
- The Party Starts Here
- Your Mobile Entertainment Specialist
- Always On Time And "Never Late With The Sound"
- Let us spin your next event
- Your Entertainment. Your Choice.
- If you are tired of the same old boring music, I'm the solution.
- your one stop shop for mobile dj entertainment
- Bringing the party to you
- Throw your own party...
- We'll bring the party to you!
- We'll rock your party!
- He's got the beat
- I rock the party.
- Just turn it on, tune it in and rock out
- Make some noise with us
- Plenty of Music All Night Long
- Just Press Play
- It's your party! It's our job!
- Now you can rock with the best of them.
- We will make your event memorable.
- Turning your party into a blast
- What's your party mode?
- on the road to a perfect party
- your music, your way
- Move into the groove
- Give me the beat boys and free my soul
- I will spin your event like a...
- Get Your Party Started
- We are the mobile disc jockey that plays whatever you want
- Music is the universal language. Musicians are the universal heroes!"
- Your source for entertainment
- A DJ you can trust.
- We do mobile disc jockeying right.
- Your soundtracks, your party.
Cute Mobile DJ Instagram Bios
- Your neighborhood mobile DJ
- Your mobile DJ specialists
- Innovating the mobile DJ industry since [insert year]
- life in the mobile
- Bringin' The House Down
- Let the music play
- Its time to get a party started
- Your name in lights
- Ace of sound
- The mobile you trust
- See you on the dance floor
- Let us rock your party mobile style!
- I am the DJ your guests will love!
- Loud, fun music and more.
- Play it. Mix it.
- We'll be the life of your next party!
- Make each moment count.
- get your party rocking
- loud and clear sound
- Make memories, not noise
- We mix the music, you rock the party.
- You will have a great time. Guaranteed
- We play more fun
- The best in mobile disc jockeying
- We treat you like a DJ treats his audience
- We are your party on wheels!
- Have fun and enjoy the music
- Your friend in music
- Dance the night away
- We Play You Dance
- Simply the Best
- The Mobile DJ Who understands You.
- we bring the party to you
- Music you want,when you want it
- We make your PARTY rock!
- Quality mobile dj services. Experienced and professional.
- It’s your day. Mobile DJs will make it a party to remember.
- Let us rock your next party!
- Music & Laughter
Cool Mobile DJ Instagram Bios
- when you need it, wherever you are
- Professionalism with a touch of class
- I make the party...
- Entertaining for all occasions
- Mobile Disc Jockeys For Any Occasion
- ultimate companion for mobile entertainers
- YOUR Event backed by our experience.
- The ultimate in mobile entertainment
- Always on time, every time.
- Quality D. J. Service... at a reasonable price
- We've got the noise.
- The mobile party starts here
- Spinning the tunes since [insert year]
- Always different, always the best
- music entertainment for you
- Better Sound Is On The Way.
- Sharing Joy through Music
- Rock the day
- Playing the Mood
- Blast the night Today
- Your way, Your party
- We bring the Music
- A new breed of Music
- Good vibration, Good Music
- Get the Music Machine
- Sound is the Spark of time
- Reach the High noted
- Syncing your party Moments
- beat for your Best
- Bringing people to party
- Our Music, Your melody
- Feel the universal language of Music
- Let the Music Blow your Minds
- happiness has Just we brought up
- Feel the Music Matters
- Music at Your ways
- Become the Best Music of yourself
- Rock your Style with music
- Its time of your Life
- Turn up the Heat
- More Music for More Twist
- Revv up your Hearts
- Music with Emotions
- Let’s your heart Speaks
- Your medley, Your Style
- Non-Stop Music for more fun
- A Search of new Words
- Add bass in your Life
- Everything for your beats
- Add magical Moments
- Play the music Moments
- Rave on the Best Moments
- Music Say things
- Mindblowing DJ
- Play it until you feel the groove.
- To have a DJ or have nothing
- Move with the beats, let yourself listen to the heartbeat.
- Music has got all sparks
- Play it. It is sharp
- Get a new mood for yourself
- Shout loud with the DJ.
- Coz music speaks for you.
- Music can add memories.
- It can heal your sick and injured brain.
- Make decisions right, make sure to choose the sound decision
- DJ is the heart of your life.
- Feel DJ the sensual way
- Vibrations for good life
- Love music if you love life
- Have a roll and bang the floor
- DJ of your dreams.
- Best vibes for the best DJ night ever
- Love dancing? You’re gonna love the DJ
- Happiness to be rewind
- Feel loved by life, feel loved by DJ
- Leave your mark with the style you’ve got
- Feel the music, it is simple
- Our DJ will rock you forever.
- It is good to rock and roll
- Lift your mind
- Lessen the burden, get higher and higher.
Unique Mobile DJ Instagram Bios
- Best entertainment for a happy price!
- Music and the art of listening
- The Sound of Things to Come
- no job too big, no dance floor too small
- Play it. Mix It. Rock It.
- your music is my passion
- we have the right to play music
- The coolest mobile dj company.
- A dj works one party at a time.
- Your Entertainment Solution
- The show will go on!
- A party is not a party without a DJ.
- The best time to get a mobile dj is now.
- Keep grooving
- Music like never before
- Here to make your nights better
- Dropping the bass
- For a memorable time
- Dance like it is your last
- All you need is a DJ night
- For all the party animals
- Party hard, dance harder
- For fun-filled nights
- Play the Sharp Music
- Music is Spark
- face your New Mood
- Music Speaks better
- Add memories with Music
- make a Sound Decision
- landing in your Music Dreams
- Feel the Sensual
- dance is love, dance is Fun
- Feel the Vibe, Feel Music
- Rewinding the happiness
- love Music, love Life
- Let’s make a mark with style
- Simply music feelings
- Its Right way to Rock you
- Feels right, music bright
- Love the rock
- Speak the Events
- Music for Mankind
- Music inside your mind
- Sharing felicity through DJ Music
- Rock the day, roll the night
- Playing the DJ Mood
- Blast the DJ night Today
- DJ is the life of the party
- Redefining the DJ music
- We bring DJ to life
- Bringing the purest DJ music ever
- Introducing the new music every night
- Because music can heal
- Let yourself loose
- Here is the DJ
- Giving birth to a new breed of DJ music
- Escape boredom and embrace our DJ
- Keep rocking, it is good for you.
- Guess what it feels like to groove
- Enlighten your mind with music
- Making your party moments perfects
- Got the beats? Get our DJ
- Coz anyone can party hard
- Your melody to our music
- Music is universal, get to know it.
- Let there be DJ
- Feel what matters to you.
- Get to Know yourself with the rhythm
- sync with the beats fly high
- Coz it is the high time of your life
- We don’t let you feel low
- Feel the heat, get the beat
- Revive with music
- Let your emotions flow with the rhythm
- Still got the blues? change the rhythm
- listen to your heart, move with your heartbeats.
- Add rhythm to your monotonous life.
- Make your limbs sync your mind.
- For those who are born free.
- Groovy and shakey
Funny Mobile DJ Instagram Bios
- Let's smash dance floor
- I'm your DJ why'd you just move your head
- Your cellphone disco on the move
- Music under your Feet
- Give us a shout.
- Make your night groovy
- Fun is our business
- You bring the party, we'll bring the music!
- Lets rock out
- It's in the Mix
- Have your party rockin' with Overdose of Bass.
- Get down. Get high. Get loud
- We'll play any party!
- DJ that got the sparks
- Where your requested are our requests
- Blow your Minds
- Where there's a Party, There's a DJ
- On track to be the best
- Feel the groove if you are not stoic
- So you know where the party's at.
- Grand Central Station of Mobile Music
- Just turn me up
- Always on the Move.
- entertainment on wheels.
- Your every wish fulfilled
- Everyone is happy when the music plays
- We Party On Wheels
- Don't just listen...get with the Party!
- Your entertainment headquarters
- That's how we roll!
- Your Fun Mobile DJ
- Your show awaits you.
- Bounce to the Beat
- We Set the Music in Motion!
- Rocking All Night Long
- Mobility for the mobile disc jockey
- DJ Service you can Count on
- Dance the night away.
- You're Cool, We're Cool
- We'll rock the party
Instagram Bio Ideas For DJ Lover
- Music is my life, and DJing is my passion.
- Spinning beats and making memories.
- Always on the hunt for the perfect track.
- Born to DJ, live to entertain.
- Creating the soundtrack of your life.
- Let the music speak for itself.
- Bringing the party to you.
- Let's get lost in the music together.
- The beat of my heart is the beat of the music.
- Music is the answer to all questions.
- Spreading love and good vibes through music.
- Living for the next big drop.
- The party never stops with me on the decks.
- Creating unforgettable moments through music.
- Let's groove together
- Making your night unforgettable
- Your DJ for all occasions.
- Always on the lookout for fresh beats.
- Always taking your music taste to the next level.
- The DJ that always delivers a good time.
- Music is my first love.
- Bringing you the best in music.
- The party never ends with me behind the decks.
- Creating the perfect soundtrack for your life.
- Let's make some noise together.
- Music is the universal language.
- Spreading good vibes through the power of music.
- Making the world a better place one beat at a time.
- Always bringing the heat to the party.
- Let's dance the night away.
- The DJ that always knows how to get the crowd going.
- The ultimate party machine.
- The DJ that knows how to make the crowd move.
- Always bringing the energy to the party.
- The soundtrack to your life.
- Always keeping the party going.
- Always bringing the fire to the party.
- The ultimate party rocker.
- Let's create some memories together.
- The DJ that knows how to keep the party going.
- Always bringing the fun to the party.
- The ultimate party animal. -Always pushing the limits of what's possible.
- The DJ that always knows how to get the crowd moving.
- The ultimate party master.
- The DJ that knows how to make the crowd go wild.
- The ultimate party king.
- Let's create some magic together.
- Always bringing energy to the party.
- Always bringing fun to the party.
- Always pushing the boundaries of sound.
- The DJ that knows how to keep the party alive.
- The ultimate party queen.
- The DJ that always knows what you want to hear.
How To Create A Great Instagram Bio: 7 Steps
1. add a searchable keyword on your instagram name field and username.
The first step to optimizing your Instagram bio is to add a searchable keyword on the name field and the username.
Ideally, whenever users type a keyword or a name on the Instagram search field, the app populates results based on your username to determine the most relevant search results.
Search results are matched by text. Using an Instagram username or profile name that’s related to the content of your posts is your best bet for showing up in relevant searches.
For example, if you are an artist, you may want to include your job title along with your full name on the username or the name field. That way, people searching for you or your services on Instagram can find your account easily.
Notice how Asiko , a professional artist, uses the name field to include his occupation for clarity.
That way, when you search for an artist or use their name, you can find their account easily.
If you want to change your Instagram username or name, follow these easy steps:
Step 1: Go to your profile on Instagram
Step 2: Tap or click edit profile
Step 3: Enter the right name and username
Step 4: Hit the submit button or click save, depending on the device you are using.
2. Highlight Your Skills & Target Audience
When Instagram users search you and find your profile, the next thing they will do is check out your bio to make sure they are viewing the right account.
Therefore, a good Instagram bio communicates what your business does and even mentions your target audience.
Having a 150 character count limit for your bio can feel a little tight, so this is your chance to explain to your audience why and how they should get in touch or shop from your brand.
Here are key tips to help you highlight your skills and explain to them what you do.
- Try to keep your expression simple
- Use a single thread or theme to link your expressions together
- Choose readily understandable terms / avoid jargon and acronyms
- Focus on benefits , not features
For example, Ericka , who Is a social media marketer and an Instagram expert, includes a clear description of what her business entails at the beginning of her bio.
She mentions: “I coach brands on how to use IG to attract, connect + convert their followers”.
Right after reading this description, her audience gets a glimpse of the types of services offered and what her content is going to look like.
3. Include Relevant Keywords On Your Instagram Bio
While adding keywords on your username and name field makes you discoverable, the Instagram bio is also a great place to add keywords you want to rank for.
Typically, using keywords on your Instagram may not directly help you become more discoverable on the app, but will give your account more focus and connect you with like-minded followers.
When describing your business on the Instagram bio section, include secondary and primary keywords:
Primary keywords are the main words describing your business. For example, for a landscaping expert, “gardener” might be the primary keyword.
Secondary keywords are those that add a bit more detail to the primary keywords and are more related to the searcher's intent. In our example, secondary keyword can be “gardener near me.”
Adding primary and secondary keywords to your Instagram bio enables your audience to feel more connected to your brand.
Here are a few tips to guide you when choosing relevant keywords:
- Refer to Google Autocomplete : when you type an inquiry into the Google search bar, Google autocompletes the inquiry based on the most popular phrases people used in that context.
- Look for Synonyms and Semantics : try looking for other ways of describing the keywords you have entered.
- Google Keyword Planner : The free keyword research tool tells you the average search volume and how competitive the keyword is.
- Use paid keyword research tools : SEMrush, Moz, and Ahrefs are examples of paid keyword research tools to give you insights into your Instagram bio keywords.
4. Add a Link to Your Instagram Profile
The simplest approach of adding a link to your Instagram is displaying it in your profile.
Unlike links placed on Instagram comments and posts, a link on your Instagram bio will be hyperlinked. That means whenever Instagram users tap on the link, they will go straight to your website.
When you create an Instagram post, include a call to action that tells visitors to check out your profile for the relevant link to your e-commerce store or website.
Alternatively, you can use a service like Linkin. bio , which turns your whole Instagram feed into a clickable landing page and drives traffic to your website.
When you add links to any Instagram posts your Instagram audience will be directed to the right content or products on your website.
For example, Barbara Corcoran , a real estate professional uses linktree.com to add a link to her business unusual podcast.
That way, she can drive traffic to her podcast effectively.
5. Add Your Contact Information
Adding contact information on your Instagram bio means Instagram users can contact you directly. It is an excellent means of developing your brand and Instagram business opportunities.
You can add your phone number, email address, or address to the physical location. This way, anyone who wants to know more about your brand can get in touch with you conveniently.
For example, Décor Finity , supplier of household items includes a phone number of their Instagram bio information.
6. Get Creative With Your Instagram Bio
Your Instagram bio is a great space to convey who you are and what you do. You may also want to use that space to show off your personality and have fun.
Here are some ideas of how to use that space to have fun and show off your personality:
Add Emojis To your Bio Description
Instead of having any text-heavy sections in your bio, you can add some Emojis.
Here is a great example of how to use Emojis in your bio.
Add Branded Hashtags
You can use the branded hashtag to let your audience know about your hashtag by including it in your Instagram bio and highlighting it in your captions and Instagram stories.
Here are great examples of how to use branded hashtags on your Instagram bio.
Add Line Breaks to Your Bio
Text-heavy parts can clutter your Instagram bio.
Adding extra space to the Instagram bio makes the information more bite-sized and consumable.
Darryl Cheng gives us a great example of how to add line breaks to your Instagram bio.
7. Add a Relevant Profile Picture
The final step in the process of optimizing your Instagram bio is choosing a relevant profile picture.
The obvious choice for this would be your brand logo as appears on your website, marketing materials, or other social media platforms.
Adding an identifiable picture makes it easy for your target audience to recognize you.
It also helps to raise brand awareness by making sure it is constantly visible within your niche on Instagram.
A great Instagram bio creates a great first impression and reflects what your brand offers in the first instance.
When creating the Instagram bio for travelers , explain who you are and what you offer your audience. You can do this easily by including keywords on the username and name field.
Include keywords on your bio description, and add a link to your website or blog, to drive Instagram users to your profile.
Do not forget to include your contact address, so that your users can get in touch easily.
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- Getting Success
Creating Killer DJ Promotional Materials, Part 1: Your Bio
Last week in Build A Scene And DJing Success Will Follow , I outlined what I believe is the only real route to success for DJs aiming to become recognised as artists in their own right. This week and for the next six weeks, in the context of that overall “plan”, we’re going to break it right down to six specific “items” that you’re more than likely going to want to have as you work on your master plan. There will be a written article and an accompanying video if you’d rather watch through how to do each of these six steps. You’ll find the video at the end of each week’s article.
So when we’re looking at the subject of this series – making promotional materials – I think the very best place to start is with your DJ bio, short of course for “biography” – the “about me” stuff. It’s an integral part of your efforts to allow potential fans, promoters, and anyone else you might encounter in this industry to get to know you and learn who you are.
Today we’re going to get things rolling by helping you write an effective bio that will hit all the major points you would need. I’ll also show you how to version your bio out for the different needs you might encounter. We’ll even touch on producing a bio for your business, whether it be a promotion firm or a mobile entertainment company. (Did I mention that starting a related business to help support your nascent DJing career is a great idea? I did now…)
Step 1: Gather information
The first step in writing your DJ bio is to gather the information you want to talk about. Think about the following questions before you write anything:
- Where are you from? Has this had any bearing on the kind of DJ you are/want to be?
- How did you start DJing? Or what led you to want to be a DJ?
- What are your goals as a DJ?
- Who influences you? Where do you draw inspiration from?
- What have you done, in terms of gigs or projects?
- What are you currently doing now, in terms of residencies or other projects?
- What projects are you looking to do in the future?
Take some notes as you ask yourself these things. Even if you’re a rank amateur with little experience, you can still come up with an initial bio by simply focusing on the points that aren’t related to past or present gigs/projects.
Step 2: Write your draft
With your information gathered, it’s time to organise it into a first draft. This isn’t supposed to be a chronological telling of your DJ career, but more a combination summary/marketing story of you. A good way to approach the first draft is to use this basic structure:
- Who you are and what you’re about
- Where you started and what you’ve done.
- Your influences and goals
- Where you’re at now and where you see yourself going
I know it’s tough to talk about yourself, but it is one of life’s challenges that when you overcome it, you’ll be able to more easily promote yourself not even in the DJ realm but even in the normal professional world, if you happen to be seeking a job or opportunity that isn’t even DJ-related.
When you write, think about the tone you want to convey and which “person” you want to speak in. Speaking in the first person (“I did this and I did that”) will give a more friendly, personable tone to your bio. However, it might not come off as “professional”. The third person (“He did this and she did that”) is a better tone for most bios if you’re serious about going deep into this as a potential career.
In terms of tone, you want your bio to sound ambitious, professional, and positive. Try not to sound egotistical, negative, or narcissistic. Also try not to get long-winded, or put in things that have no real relevance to your DJ career. For instance, it’s nice that you were born in a little village and shovelled coal until you were sixteen, but does this have any real deep relevance to you as a DJ and what you bring to the booth? If the sound of a coal shovel rhythmically hitting the black stuff has given you a highly original take on programming drum lines, say so – if not, it’s not relevant!
So how long should your bio be? I’m sure you’re wondering. I will tell you that most promoters or even journalists are not going to have the time or patience to read a massively long DJ bio. I would probably advise not to go more than four or five paragraphs, but at least as long as one paragraph (if you don’t have much to say). One sheet, definitely.
When you get your first draft finished, approach the next step the same way you might have when you write or wrote term papers for school. Write your rough draft, read it a few times, and then tweak or change things as you see fit.
Step 3: Version it out
When you finish and perfect your final bio, you then need to make several versions of this. The main reason is your bio should also be easy content for whoever might need it. So let’s say you made a strong four-paragraph bio you’ll toss on your website and in your press kit. You should then whittle it down into a one-paragraph version showing the most important points. This is what some journalists or promoters might use in some cases, or perhaps for social media sites in the “About” section.
You should also make one or two more versions that are one or two sentences long. This might sound silly, but look at a lot of rave events. When they post their detailed lineups online, many promoters will put those small tiny bios next to each name. These mini-bios shouldn’t so much focus on achievements or where you came from, but more on just who you are and what one can expect of you. Think of this as your “elevator pitch” – what would you tell someone if you had to travel a single floor in an elevator with them about your DJing career, that gets the main point across?
Step 4. Got a related company? Do the same thing!
Are you planning on starting a promotions crew to throw events? Or maybe you’re a mobile DJ and want to present yourself as a company rather than an individual? In either case (or if you’re a PA hire firm, or you run an internet radio station, or you’ve founded a club wear shop, or you run the club listings website for your town…) the simple DJ bio will not do. You’ll still need a DJ bio regardless for your own individual use, but for a company, the “bio” is known as a mission statement. A mission statement is usually one or two sentences that tell what your company does and what it’s about. This could be something like:
“Our mission is to expand the musical landscape of the city while entertaining patrons and creating a balance between underground innovation and mainstream excitement.”
“DDJT Entertainment provides top-quality music and entertainment services for your event. We bring the excitement of the club to your wedding, corporate party, or school dance.”
If you need to go further, then you would make a company history which tells of your achievements, growth, current projects, and goals, much in the way you did for your DJ bio. From that point you would perhaps list the principal participants in the company and show their own short one-paragraph bios (see why I had you version things out?).
In the long run, be it a bio or mission statement, the goal is to write copy that allows the reader to get to know you as a DJ, artist, or company. A demo can do wonders, but it’s the bio that separates you from the masses. That’s why it is so important, and why you should treat it always as a work in progress – keep updating and evolving your bio as you grow and evolve as a DJ or artist.
The next piece of the promotional puzzle is another topic I’ve seen asked about many times here and in the Digital DJ Tips forum – your DJ logo . I’m going to show you how to design a logo in general, and how to relate it to our industry. See you then!
Here are the links to the other parts in this series:
- Creating Killer DJ Promotional Materials, Part 2: Your Logo
- Creating Killer DJ Promotional Materials, Part 3: Your Press Photo
- Creating Killer DJ Promotional Materials, Part 4: Flyers
- Creating Killer DJ Promotional Materials, Part 5: Your Email List
- Creating Killer DJ Promotional Materials, Part 6: Videos
Got anything you’d like to add? Got any questions to ask about crafting a killer bio? Want to link to your bio and show us your work? Here’s your chance – do so in the comments.
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How to write a professional bio (with examples and templates)
- Rebecca Strehlow
- 11 min read
Which three words would you use to describe yourself? Most of us have been asked this question, and many of us have fumbled through it awkwardly.
Coming up with a personal description can be daunting. But there are times when it’s essential - whether we’re updating our LinkedIn profiles, blogging for Medium or creating a business website of our own.
In this post, we’ll go over how to write a bio, step by step. To help guide you, we’ve also included a handy template, along with some professional bio examples for your inspiration. With these resources, you’ll find that writing a bio, as part of making a website , is much easier than you might think.
What is a bio?
Before you learn how to write a bio, you should have a clear understanding of what it is and why you need it.
In the world of literature, a personal biography can span the length of an entire novel, like Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom or Malala Yousafzai’s I Am Malala . In the online world, however, a bio is a short paragraph in which you introduce yourself. Typically, people place bios on the About Us page of their professional website, as well as on their social media pages and other networking platforms.
What to include in a bio
Depending on your audience and goals, your bio can highlight your personal interests, your professional achievements or a mix of both. Here are some of the elements a bio might include:
Job title or workplace
University degree and other qualifications
Hometown or city of residence
Personal or professional goals
Mission statement and values
Skills and expertise
Interests and hobbies
The goal of writing a bio is to provide people with a snapshot of who you are. This is important for a variety of reasons, whether it’s drawing people toward your personal website or promoting your blog, attracting clients and business partners to your brand, or highlighting your achievements for job interviews.
How to write a short bio
The most effective online bios are both professional and concise. Here’s how to write a short professional bio that suits your website or brand:
State your company or brand name
Explain your professional role
Include professional achievements
Discuss your passions and values
Mention your personal interests
01. Introduce yourself
Begin your bio by stating your first and last name. If you’re writing in the third person, these should be the first two words of the paragraph. This makes your name easy for your audience to identify and remember. Your bio is a huge part of your personal branding efforts, and should start with a strong intro to make a positive impact.
02. State your company or brand name
Think about whether you want your bio to represent yourself on a personal level, or whether you’d like it to come across as more professional. If you have a personal brand or business - for example, a blog, freelance business or eCommerce site - be sure to mention your brand name at the beginning of your bio. Don’t be afraid if the name sounds simple or redundant. It’s perfectly fine, for instance, to say Mary Smith is the founder and CEO of Smith Digital.
Likewise, feel free to mention the name of another company or brand that you work for if you’d like to associate it with your professional accomplishments - e.g., Mary Smith is a consultant at Google and the founder and CEO of Smith Digital.
03. Explain your professional role
Next, briefly explain your current position. This is relevant whether you’re the founder of a company, a high-level specialist or a beginner in your field, and it can be similar to the description you have on your resume. Your website visitors won’t necessarily know what your job involves, so elaborating on your primary responsibilities helps paint a picture of who you are and what you have to offer. This can also be used, if needed for employment and recruitment opportunities. If you're a freelancer a strong bio can make all the difference in how successful sourcing work can be.
04. Include professional achievements
In addition to explaining what your job entails, highlight milestones that make you stand out. Even if you haven’t won an award or gained external recognition, you can discuss ways in which you’ve contributed to your professional role and touch on new ideas or approaches that you bring to the table.
05. Discuss your passions and values
Once you describe what you do and how you contribute to your role, you’ll need to explain the why . This is one of the most important elements to focus on as you consider how to write a bio.
Think about the values and passions underlying your work, as well as your professional philosophy. What gets you up in the morning? What’s the driving force behind what you do?
You can also think of this part of your professional bio as a kind of mission statement. Perhaps your mission is to serve others, contribute to society, grow your expertise or learn new skills. Whatever your reasons, expanding upon these ideas can help your audience get a better understanding of what truly matters to you. Don't be afraid to deploy storytelling in this part of creating your bio. Explore your narrative and then convey it.
06. Mention your personal interests
The most effective short bios will not only focus on your professional experience, but will also touch on what you like to do in your spare time. Consider mentioning:
Side projects you’re working on
Transitioning to a more casual discussion of who you are outside of work is a great way to conclude your bio. This will present you as a more well-rounded person while making you relatable for your audience.
Professional bio template
As you go through the steps on how to write a bio, this handy template will help you get started:
Sentence 1: [Name] is a [job title] who [job description].
E.g., Lisa Green is an English teacher who teaches beginning to advanced literature courses for 10th and 11th grade students at Bloomfield High School.
Sentence 2: [Name] believes that [why you do the work you do].
E.g., Lisa believes that written and analytical skills are not only a fundamental part of academic excellence, but are also the building blocks of critical thinking in high school and beyond.
Sentence 3: [Name/pronoun] has [mention your achievements].
E.g., In addition to managing the English curriculum for the school, she runs an after school program where she works one-on-one with students.
Sentence 4: [Name/pronoun] is a [mention any relevant awards, training or honors].
E.g., She has also been nominated Teacher of the Year for two consecutive years.
Sentence 5: [Name/pronoun] holds a [insert degree] in [field of study] from [university].
E.g., Lisa holds a BA in Creative Writing and a Master’s Degree in Teaching from the University of Michigan.
Once you’ve filled in this template, put it all together into a single paragraph to create an initial framework for your professional biography. Note that you can shorten or expand upon this bio according to your unique needs.
Professional bio examples
Now that you know the basics of writing a professional bio, here are some short bio examples to inspire you. You can use these examples as additional templates for guidance as you craft your own personal biography.
Like the creators of these examples, you can place your bio on your personal or professional website and, later, revise the structure for other online platforms.
01. Bristol Guitar Making School
Of all the professional bio examples, Alex Bishop’s content exudes passion. Strategically placing the bio on the About page of his small business website , he highlights his skills and explains why he finds his work meaningful. In particular, we love his description of why he chose to pursue guitar making:
“My passion as a guitar maker comes from a life-long obsession with making things. From a young age I have always tried to manipulate objects and materials in order to create something entirely different. I find that working with wood is a way for me to connect with nature. The simple act of shaping wood to make something functional or beautiful brings me endless satisfaction.”
He also lists his accomplishments and awards, adding credibility to his business and building trust among prospective clients.
02. Pei Jung Ho
Artist Pei Jung Ho’s brief professional description on her graphic design website is an effective example of a short bio. She concisely highlights her skills and experience, holding the readers’ attention while sticking to the essential details. Notably, she shows why her approach is unique and how it’s rooted in her cultural heritage, helping her stand out from other artists in the field. As she explains:
“Having been an art student for 12 years, I constantly explore various disciplines to broaden my own artistic pursuits, integrating a fine art background with design studies and illustration. My current areas of interest and exploration are my Taiwanese culture, human-centered design, and branding. I begin projects by thoroughly researching and then developing my ideas through creative thinking.”
03. Amanda Shields Interiors
Amanda Shields provides us with another effective bio example on her interior design website. Importantly, she spices up her bio by explaining how home decor aligns with her personal life and why it’s so close to her heart as a mother and entrepreneur:
"After working as a product designer for numerous retailers over the years, and after I had my first child, I decided to take the plunge and start my own home staging business…. Coincidentally, a month later I discovered I was pregnant with my second child. I loved the new challenges I faced as a new entrepreneur and mom and it didn't take long for me to discover that this was my calling…. I felt the need to expand my business and launch Amanda Shields Interiors as its own entity to focus specifically on residential interiors and design."
By placing this content on her website’s About page, she provides potential clients with insights into her expertise and professional experience. She expands upon the choices she made along her career path, strategically making note of her achievements and acquired skills along the way.
Tips for writing a bio
As you write your bio using the professional template above, make sure to keep the following tips in mind:
Keep it concise: Your bio should be sufficiently explanatory, but it should also be short and to the point. A good rule of thumb is to keep each element of your bio - from your job description to your mission statement and hobbies - to about 1-2 sentences. That way, you’ll end up with a brief paragraph that holds your readers’ attention without rambling on.
Consider your audience: The voice and tone you choose for your biography largely depends on your audience and personal goals. If you’re looking for a job and are writing primarily for recruiters, you’ll want to use a serious, professional tone. On the other hand, if you’re creating an Instagram bio , consider using more casual, conversational language that reflects your personality.
Add humor: Relatedly, consider adding humor when appropriate. This is especially valuable if you’ve founded your own business or created your own website , as it can give you a distinct brand identity while helping your audience build a stronger sense of connection with your brand.
Link to your website: When writing a bio for a platform other than your own website - a social media page, another company page, or a guest blog or publication - remember to include a link to your website. This will help you promote your website while highlighting your professionalism and authority.
Adapt for different platforms: You’ll most likely need to adapt the length and writing style of your biography to suit different platforms. For example, you may place a longer bio on your website’s About page and a shorter one on your LinkedIn page. In these cases, use the same main principles for writing a bio while scaling down the most important elements.
By following these tips, you can create a powerful bio that helps you stand out in your field and allows your audience to get to know you better.
How to write a bio in four sentences or less
Really need to create a super short bio? We'd suggest following some of the tips above, just condensing them into less word for a short bio that still makes impact.
But if we really had to choose we'd say focus on - you, your professional role and company. That condenses everything that matters for bio into three sentences. Humor, creativity and uniqueness still all matter just use less words to convey them.
Creating a bio for your website
As we’ve noted in the examples above, one of the most strategic places to put your bio is on your website - so be sure to consider it within your web design plans. Whether the goal of your site is to start and promote your business , showcase your design portfolio or display your resume, including a bio gives your audience a glimpse into the person behind your content. It can also kickstart your professional growth . Show the world what you do, how you do it and why it matters, and people will be drawn to your passion and inspired by your experience.
Pro tip: You can add a bio to many different types of websites, so using templates can help you create yours faster. For example, if you're creating a portfolio website, explore portfolio website templates to help you get started.
Creating a bio for social media
Crafting a professional bio for social media is vital as it introduces you or your brand, and it builds credibility and trust. A well-written bio establishes your expertise, attracts the right audience, and fosters engagement. It helps maintain a consistent brand image, optimizes search and discovery, and opens doors to networking and career opportunities. A compelling bio delivers a concise, informative snapshot of who you are, what you do, and the value you bring, leaving a lasting impression on visitors and potential collaborators alike.
You may need to edit your bio depending on which social media platform you plan to use it on. Some of the most popular ones include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. Focus on getting your bio right on the platforms you plan to focus your personal or brand social media marketing efforts on.
Writing a bio with AI
If you're looking to write your bio fast while creating your website, consider using an AI text generator to build your draft. You'll still need to make sure it goes through. an intensive editing process, so that it really captures the essence of who you are and your professional skills. A bio is about much more than just basic information, so don't forget to include the storytelling too. Build a website with Wix and you can make use of the in-built AI text generator within its Editor .
Why good bios are important for a professional
A well-written bio is an essential tool for any professional. It serves as a concise and informative introduction, highlighting your skills, experience and accomplishments. A strong bio can effectively showcase your expertise, attract potential employers or collaborators and establish your credibility in your field.
Here's why a good bio is important for a professional:
Creates a positive first impression: A well-written bio is often the first thing someone will read about you, whether it's a potential employer, client or collaborator. A strong bio will make a positive first impression and pique their interest in learning more about you.
Highlights your skills and experience: A good bio allows you to succinctly summarize your key skills, experience and accomplishments. It's an opportunity to showcase your expertise and demonstrate your value to potential employers or collaborators.
Establishes credibility: A professional bio that is well-written and free of errors conveys credibility and professionalism. It shows that you take yourself and your career seriously and that you are someone they can trust.
Attracts opportunities: A strong bio can help you attract new opportunities, whether it's a job interview, a project collaboration or a speaking engagement. A well-crafted bio can make you stand out from the crowd and increase your chances of being noticed.
Builds your professional brand: Your bio is a key component of your professional brand. It should reflect your personality, values and aspirations, and it should be consistent with your overall online presence.
Networking tool: A well-written bio can serve as an effective networking tool. It can help you connect with potential employers, clients or collaborators who share your interests or expertise.
Demonstrates continuous learning: A bio that is regularly updated to reflect your latest skills, experience and accomplishments shows that you are committed to continuous learning and professional development.
Showcases your communication skills: A well-written bio demonstrates your ability to communicate effectively in a concise and engaging manner. It shows that you can articulate your thoughts and ideas clearly and professionally.
Personalizes your job search: When applying for jobs, tailoring your bio to each specific position can increase your chances of getting noticed. Highlight the skills and experience that are most relevant to the job you are seeking.
Builds confidence: Having a strong bio that you are proud of can boost your confidence and make you feel more prepared to take on new challenges and opportunities.
How to write a bio FAQ
What is a short bio.
A short bio, short for biography, is a concise summary of a your life or professional background. It provides a brief overview of your key achievements, qualifications, experiences, and relevant details. Typically written in the third person, a short bio is often used in various contexts, such as professional profiles, social media accounts, introductions for speaking engagements, author descriptions, and other situations where a brief introduction is required. The length of a short bio can vary, but it's generally kept to a few sentences or a short paragraph to provide a snapshot of the person's background and expertise.
How do I write a bio about myself?
Don't be afraid to be unique. Even in a professional bio you'll want to focus on what makes you stand out and truly you. Take the time to brainstorm the important points you want to include and make sure to have someone else review and edit it before using.
What should I include in a short bio?
In a short professional bio you should include your professional qualifications and training, your experience and expertise. You should also include something memorable that makes your bio stand out, in a positive way.
How do you write a fun bio for work?
Writing a fun bio for work can be a great way to inject your personality into your professional profile and make yourself more memorable to potential clients, employers or colleagues. To accomplish that, make sure your bio is an authentic reflection of your personality and interests. Try using humor and vivid language to make your bio more engaging and memorable.
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