I have a major pet peeve with illiterate bios. Bios with broken English do not scream “BOOK ME.” On the flipside however, one isn’t usually hiring a DJ because of their excellent use of grammar. I still wouldn’t take a chance on that and get help if you’re having a hard time with it and always have someone give it a second read before you put it out there. It is far more professional to have a well-written bio.
- What is a well-written bio?
- What do I write about?
- Where do I start?
- How long should it be?
Like anything else in print, a well-written bio has good spelling, grammar and good flow. It should have some kind of structure as well. You can start with an outline and answer questions like this:
- Where you’re from?
- How did you start DJing?
- Who are your influences?
- What genre of music do you play and what is your DJ style?
- List a few accomplishments or points of interest.
- Latest projects and direction.
This is really all you need. Some people like to be different though. Like using quotes in their bio, or an interesting experience. If it flows well and makes sense then why not? I would also limit your bio to no more than a page in length. You don’t know who’s going to read it and with short attention spans you can’t afford to lose people.
And don’t forget to include your contact information and websites!