Who is that artist?
Introducing yourself to people whom you have never met before can be a tricky task. What should you say? Which words should you use? Is it ok to reveal everything in one go, or remain mysterious?
It may be very helpful to talk to your audience as if they were in front of you. This way you avoid writing a description that is too formal. You don’t need to include your whole career path in music.
Instead, take your audience by the hand and tell them a story, or a funny anecdote. It helps to know a bit more about your audience. What would they be interested in?
And most importantly: Keep your artist description light and sweet, and most importantly make sure it’s relevant.
Find the right inspiration
Do you have a curious artist name? Tell us how it came to be. Are you combining two music genres that are a bit unusual? Tell us how you got the idea. Do you spend a lot of time writing your lyrics? Tell us what inspires you. Are you composing stock music for synchronisation with videos? Write a few words about how you are trying to offer the best quality for each mood.
Think of your description as the trailer of a film. It is a little preview of what can be expected. And remember the more creative, the better!
Some notes on style
Once you have written your description, reread it, and compare it with our checklist:
- Avoid repetition - Are you starting every sentence with the same word (e.g. "I am")? If yes, rewrite some of the sentences (e.g. instead of "I like" use "My taste"; instead of "I am influenced by" use "One of my influences is").
- Use short sentences - If you use long sentences, (a) the reader is more likely to get lost and (b) google translation is more likely to make errors. Separate your long sentences into several short sentences. One sentence should contain one idea (e.g. instead of the one-sentence "I have been passionate about music for many years and now I am focusing mainly on dance music because I like it when people can dance to my music." write four sentences "Music has been a passion of mine for many years. Now I am focusing mainly on dance music. Does my music get you dancing? Enjoy and let me know if you want.").
- Read your text out loud - Does your text come flow easily over your lips? Or do you get stuck with some words? Change complicated words and try to reformulate complicated sentences, for example by dividing them into two sentences. Search for synonyms that sound better. Remove words that do not add anything valuable to the description.
- Run your text through a spell-checker - A good description should have no grammatical errors. Use a free online spell-checker, like Grammarly to check your final version. Adapt accordingly.