Include Your Band Bio
A bio is a one-page sheet about the band. This should be story-based, easy to read, and interesting.
Include Your Demo CD
Make sure all of your contact information is on the CD itself, in case it gets separated from the rest of your kit and the case.
Include a Fact Sheet About Your Band
A fact sheet is a one-page reference sheet with basic facts about your band. This includes:
- Band name
- Tagline or slogan
- Style and genre of music
- A list of established bands you sound like
- When you were formed
- Band member names
- Notable coverage or facts about your band
Include Press Clippings, Reviews, or Positive Mentions
If you have press coverage, include a page of quotes and reviews of your band, live show, or albums.
Include a List of Where Your Music Has Been Played
Include notable radio, television, and media play of your music. If you've licensed your songs in films or other notable ways, let them know about that too.
Include an 8x10 Promo Photo
Make it easy on everyone by having both in a hard copy, as well as a digital copy of your 8x10 promo photo. Record labels, A&R scouts, booking agents, program directors, and other important music industry professionals will need to quickly see the image you portray while reviewing your demo. At the same time, newspaper editors and writers want the convenience of being able to download a photo-ready image from your website.
Make Sure All This Information is on Your Website
You should have a section on your website that includes all the above information so that everyone can view or download the information at their convenience. If you do not have your own web site, services such as SonicBids and ReverbNation provide online press kits that can house this information for a fee.