Help writing an online bigraphy....

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SubLixx
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Help writing an online bigraphy....

Post by SubLixx » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:09 am

I like to think I'm good at making music/ songwriting.

When it comes to writing an online biography, I haven't got a clue where to start.

Any tips anyone?

Thanks
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Re: Help writing an online bigraphy....

Post by Rave » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:07 pm

keep it brief and stick to important facts. i dont give a fooking shit when you got your decks

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Re: Help writing an online bigraphy....

Post by googoo » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:21 pm

One tip..........check your spelling ;)

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Re: Help writing an online bigraphy....

Post by snakedogman » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:24 pm

get someone else to do it

SubLixx
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Re: Help writing an online bigraphy....

Post by SubLixx » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:30 pm

thanks for the tips, what kind of content should i put in?
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Re: Help writing an online bigraphy....

Post by ChiDJ » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:02 pm

SubLixx wrote:thanks for the tips, what kind of content should i put in?

Tell your story: Your Roots, musical influences, describe your sound, list your accomplishments and upcoming projects:

Here's mine FWIW:

http://www.todminer.com/blog/biopresskit/
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Re: Help writing an online bigraphy....

Post by B-S » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:05 pm

dont forget to mention you're leader of the industry these days. that works.

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Re: Help writing an online bigraphy....

Post by SubLixx » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:10 pm

ChiDJ wrote:
SubLixx wrote:thanks for the tips, what kind of content should i put in?

Tell your story: Your Roots, musical influences, describe your sound, list your accomplishments and upcoming projects:

Here's mine FWIW:

http://www.todminer.com/blog/biopresskit/

Cool man, should I write in first peron or third person? I always think third person can sound a bit phony personally? Does it matter?
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Re: Help writing an online bigraphy....

Post by Angstrom » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:31 pm

Put it in the 3rd person and put something in it that could potentially interest a journalist. By "interest" I mean - they can use it without thinking too much.

EG: Include things that are topical, or relate to "celebrities", or to current events. No-one will care if they are bollocks as long as they sell a story.

Imagine what goes on the front of magazines.
It's isn't :"this man makes a really good trance track, he says" ,
it's : "music you can get actually high on, say scientists!!11!!"

Journos want something that leaves the reader with no option but to buy/open the magazine/webpage.

so make their lives easy, give them a hook and they will use it.

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Re: Help writing an online bigraphy....

Post by ChiDJ » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:42 pm

@Sublixx:

3rd person. Write as if you were writing about someone else. Good luck. :wink:
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Re: Help writing an online bigraphy....

Post by memes_33 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:27 pm

you want to write in 3rd person so it sounds like you are so important that you don't need to write about yourself b/c someone else already has.

for my bio i did a cop-out- i went to wikipedia and copied the entry for DMT and replaced any mention of DMT with my name http://soundcloud.com/memes_33
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