Writing a biography in your application
Help Musicians
Help Musicians
9th April 2021
Writing a biography in your application

Your biography is your moment to shout about your music and career so farIn order to assess what you’ve achieved, we’ll want to know about your background. This isn’t just a straight copy & paste of your press release; write it in first personbe as clear as possible and remember, the more examples you can give us the better! 

What should I include? 

Areas to consider telling us about are: 

  • Career highlightsWhat are you most proud of?  

  • PerformancesWhere have you performed? Has your music been played somewhere significant? 

  • CollaborationsWho have you worked with? 

Details to consider telling us about are: 

  • Tours  

  • Festivals 

  • Showcases 

  • Commissions 

  • Recent releases 

  • Reviews (inc. press quotes & radio play) 

  • Evidence of your growing fanbase (mailing list subscribers, social media followers) 

  • Qualifications, prizes or awards. 

 Top tip:

Alongside your career highlights and notable achievements, you should elaborate on the ways in which you’ve been self-sufficient (for example self-managing, self-releasing or self-producing) and how this has benefitted your career to date. Has this approach given you more creative control? Has it allowed you to retain ownership of certain rights or revenue stream? This section has a 500-word limit, you should use this as a guide as to how much you should write in this section.