Wibby White – This Time Baby (Retro Radio Mix)

By 44faced on Aug 18, 2022 in Music - 0 Comments

“This Time Baby” is Wibby White’s first single from his forthcoming album, The Art of Nostalgia. It blends EDM, pop, and soul, and is heavily influenced by the late 1970s disco and soul explosion. The video is a celebration of that era. Late 70s designer Chic Party Goers, House of Gussi, and Studio 54 all come to mind in relation to this gem.

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Levi Eraxx – Launch In

By 44faced on Aug 16, 2022 in Music - 0 Comments

“Launch In” is an EDM song by Levi Eraxx—the professional name of 2008-born German EDM composer and producer, Levi Eras. Levi has been playing the piano since the 2nd grade. During the 2020 lockdown, he discovered his passion for producing music, buying a DJ controller and downloading FL Studio, and getting started.

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Nsee and JIGI – Low

By 44faced on Aug 16, 2022 in Music - 0 Comments

The new single “LOW” by Nsee and JIGI is an indie folk song about a difficult period of sadness and depression after a hard breakup—with “LOW” inspiring the way out.

About Nsee and JIGI:

The story of Nsee and JIGI begins in a small shared apartment in Tel Aviv in mid-2021.

Nsee, a composer and pianist, received a message from one of his friends who heard his music on SoundCloud and begged him to visit a producer to produce them.

Fate connected him to JIGI, a talented singer-songwriter and producer from Tel Aviv, who appears on Israel’s most popular stages, and knows how to turn any sketch into a mesmerizing song.

Nsee and JIGI started working together on instrumental melodies produced by JIGI and composed by Nsee, and after some time, they entered five official Spotify playlists, a collaboration with Harland Silverman, entered their music into Universal’s and Artlist’s libraries, and Universal also signed on the track, “Finding Solace in the Stars.”

For the first time since they started working together, Nsee and JIGI are fully collaborating on the this single, “LOW” with JIGI’s lyrics and Nsee’s music. It closes a circle, but also is the start of a crazy career together.

Stream Nsee and JIGI – “Low” on Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/20sHDnBxEr1fq8d1llsWFB

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KJAY The Artist – Diffusion

By 44faced on Aug 15, 2022 in Music - 0 Comments

Diffusion by KJAY The Artist is a sample seduced fever dream, that doesn’t seem afraid of any genre. While unabashedly hip-hop heavy, this album opens the door that leads to many other paths, such as rhythm and blues, and rock.

KJAY The Artist is a breakthrough songwriter from North Carolina. Known for both his charismatic melodies and vivid picture painting, this storyteller is geared to take you to the highs, lows, and every level in between.

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theKD – FML

By 44faced on Aug 13, 2022 in Music - 0 Comments

FML is third album that theKD has dropped independently. Full of deep flows, catchy melodies, and raw lyricism, FML is an emotional journey as well as a great listen. There’s something for everybody on this record. From RnB to Trap all the way to some boom bap, this album is vibe.

theKD is an artist from Cleveland Ohio, currently residing in Mesa, Arizona. Pairing a unique sound with an endless amount of energy, theKD brings the heat on every record he’s on. He keeps his foot on the gas as enters the game with a full head of steam.

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M.T.G. – Only Fans feat. No1-Noah

By 44faced on Aug 12, 2022 in Music - 0 Comments

Only Fans” is a collaboration between Chicago singer M.T.G. and No1-Noah. Produced by DaBlackMic, it debuted on iTunes Top 20 and Apple Music’s Top 2.

M.T.G. is a singer and songwriter from Chicago, IL.

Stream M.T.G. – “Only Fans” feat. No1-Noah on Apple Music: music.apple.com/us/album/only-fans-remix-feat-no1-noah/1576902168?i=1576902172&at=1l3vwYf

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How to Write a Musician Bio

By 44faced on Aug 10, 2022 in Music Marketing - 0 Comments

Your musician bio or artist bio is often the first piece of information that media creators, i.e., bloggers, journalists, vloggers, event and festival organizers, and other key figures and influencers in the music industry will read about you.

Also, today’s streaming and social media platforms have a prominent area dedicated to your musician bio, which is often the first place a person goes to read more about you if you caught their attention with a song or another piece of content.

How to Write a Musician Bio – Table of Contents

Why Write a Musician Bio? Who Is Your Musician Bio For? What Is Your Musician Bio’s Goals?

Writing a musician bio first needs to consider who the bio is primarily for, and what are your goals with regard to that audience.

The most common primary audience for a musician bio are media creators, i.e., journalists, bloggers, vloggers, and other influencers.

The most common goal for musicians sending their musician bio to media creators is that they take notice of the musician, and agree to some form of collaboration, e.g., that they feature the musician and their music on their channel/s.

Other audiences of a musician bio could be event and festival organizers and fans. Therefore, the music bios need to reflect what each audience primarily needs.

  • Media creators mostly need content that would provide value to their respective audiences.
  • Event and festival organizers mostly need to know that the acts they’re hiring will bring people to the venue.
  • Fans mostly need the most important latest updates (e.g. new or upcoming releases and/or tours) from the musician in the bio.

Therefore, initially, musicians should create a musician bio for each respective audience in the places they will visit. Media creators and event and festival organizers would read the music bio either sent to them in an email, or on the musician’s profile pages on platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music, as well as on the “About” page of the musician’s website.

Fans would interact more with the music bio in social media sites’ bio sections.

The way I recommend writing musician bios is that you start with writing your short music bio aimed at media creators and/or event and festival organizers, then fill out a longer one for the first audience, and then write a music bio per social media platform to better suit your fans (or potential fans if you’re starting out).

Elements of a Musician Bio

A musician bio used for sending to media creators commonly includes the following elements:

Elevator Pitch First Sentence

The first sentence needs to be hard hitting. It needs to catch the reader off guard, making the reader want to keep reading to find out more about the musician.

If you think of yourself as a scriptwriter who wrote a film script, and now has to approach a production company that receives hundreds of scripts each day, what would be the one-sentence pitch you would say to them in order for them to want to continue listening to you?

The first sentence needs an incredible amount of scrutiny in order to pinpoint the specific amazing, unique and/or relatable aspect of the artist, without using hype language and clichés, and communicate it in a way that emotionally impacts the reader, leaving them hungry for more.

In terms of approaching the writing of a musician bio, it is good for the musician to think about this sentence themselves—that they think hard about what is the most unique point about them, something that could be said about them as an artist that cannot be said about anyone else. And remember, avoid clichés that are heard often in these descriptive situations, i.e., phrases like “one of a kind,” “set to blow up,” and common descriptive words like “mysterious.”

YouTuber Outerloop Group created a very good video that stresses these points, the importance of the first sentence of the music bio, and gives additional insights than what I wrote here. I recommend watching it in order for this point to really sink in…

In short, no matter how good your music is, and no matter how professional your photos, cover art, and the rest of your music bio is, if you fail to garner readers’ interest in the initial sentence, then they will likely pass over all that work you put into your music and other content you’ve prepared.

Especially in an era where anybody can upload their music to a distributor and pitch it to blogs, radio stations, and other influential channels, your music bio’s first sentence is crucial in order to make you stand out from the noise!

Essential Information

No matter how interesting and attractive your music bio is, there is essential information that media creators almost always seek about an artist they’re interested in:

  • Where is the artist from? Where does the artist live?
  • What is the artist’s sound, genre, and style?
  • What are the artist’s biggest 1-3 achievements? What is the artist’s relevant education?
  • What does the artist represent? What is the artist’s philosophy, the “why” behind what the artist creates?

A musician bio needs to provide that information. It is often written plainly, sentence after sentence. However, a more attractive musician bio is one that weaves those details into the artist’s enveloping story.

Story

The story is the enveloping context within which all the aforementioned aspects come together.

The story is unique solely to the artist. It can point to one or many factors that have interwoven the specific phenomenon that is the artist: the artist’s…

  • Background,
  • Location,
  • Surrounding environment and culture,
  • Influences,
  • Education,
  • Experiences, and
  • Philosophy.

One way to check whether the artist’s story is unique specifically to this particular artist is by replacing the artist’s name with another artist name, and checking whether the bio truly communicates the particular artist’s uniqueness, strengths, and motivations, or whether it fits with other artists as well, and thus would need further refining.

The story should naturally follow on from the elevator pitch, link through all the essential information, and end with the artist’s “why”—the vision and purpose of the artist.

Summary of a Musician Bio

  • The first sentence is the elevator pitch that needs to have a killer angle, making the reader want to continue reading.
  • The second sentence starts situating the artist into a familiar territory of genres and styles, while doing so within the context of a story that gives broader context as to why and/or how the artist fits into that territory.
  • The following 1-3 sentences communicate essential information about the artist that anyone interested in finding more out about the artist would want to know, i.e., the artist’s background, location, influences, surrounding environment and culture, relevant education, experiences, and philosophy.
  • The last 1-3 sentences should discuss the artist’s “why”—philosophy, vision, and purpose.
  • All of the above points should ideally be enveloped into a story that provides a bigger context that all the elements fit within, unique to the artist.

Should a Musician Bio be Written in First Person or Third Person?

If it’s a musician bio aimed at media creators (e.g. journalists, bloggers, vloggers, etc.), then it should be written in third person. The reason is simply that third person writing lets media creators easily copy/paste the bio into their posts, whereas first person writing forces media creators to work more in order to edit the bio in order to make it third person.

If it is a bio aimed at fans or other musicians, then it can be written in first person in order to establish a more personal affiliation with them.

Again, it all depends on who the bio is written for, and what its goals are.

How to Write Your Musician Bio for Social Media – Instagram, Twitter, Etc.

Once you have your extended musician bio, you should then have a well thought-out expression of who you are, what you do, your strengths, motivation, uniqueness, social proof that boosts your artist self, your biggest 1-3 achievements, and that it is all tied together in a compelling story that is unique to you.

That bio is essentially for media creators, and it can exist on emails that are sent to journalists, bloggers, music directors, playlist curators, and event organizers. It can be on your EPK, and it also might suit the “About Me” page of your website.

However, it is too long for the bio section in all your social media accounts.

What, then, should you put on your social media profiles?

First, as mentioned in the beginning, the question should be: Who is your bio on your social media profiles for?

On your social media profiles, your bio is more for your fans and potential fans than it is for media creators.

Also, there are technical limits on most social media bios that require the social media bio to be much shorter than your extended bio, so it cannot be the same bio. It can use elements that you plotted out in your extended bio, but in a shorter form, and in a way that better communicates to your target fan audiences.

Your Social Media Musician Bio Has the Same Basic Components as Your Main Musician Bio… But With These Differences

Your social media musician bios essentially have the same structure as your main musician bio, but instead of expanding at length in a few paragraphs, the social media bios are much more concise, and they fit into each platform’s profile page as integrative parts of an experience that includes:

  • Your profile picture – what works best for a profile photo is a high quality facial close-up shot, or one that uses eye-catching colors.
  • Your username – make sure your username is customized, and that it is the same as your artist name, or includes your artist name if your artist name is taken, e.g. “ArtistName,” “OfficialArtistName,” “ArtistNameOfficial,” or “RealArtistName.”
  • Your profile name – your profile name doesn’t have to be the same as your username. It could be your artist name, or you could use it as a headline that aims to attract more attention to what your artist self stands for.
  • Pinned posts – your pinned posts are the first posts that a person sees on your profile page, at the top of your content feed. It’s important to keep your pinned posts relevant with the most current update you want to say or show.
  • Latest posts – under your pinned posts are your latest posts. It’s important that you have a few posts on your profile page, otherwise people reaching your profile page will see that you’re inactive and will think that there is nobody there to engage with.
  • Follower/following numbers – “followers” are the accounts following you, and “following” are the accounts you follow. The general rule of thumb is that you have more followers than accounts you’re following, and also that if you want to be taken seriously, that you have at least 200-to-300 followers on your profile page. This gives your account social proof to a person visiting the page for the first time. If they see only 5 or 13 followers, then they are less likely to follow you as you will seem socially irrelevant to them.
  • Your cover image – your cover image can add significantly to the image you’re trying to convey, as well as offer the most important information you want to communicate to people, e.g. your latest or upcoming release or tour.
  • Your stories – your stories reflect the various strands of your content marketing strategy. For example, as a musician, your recorded music is one component out of a few in your content marketing strategy. Others could be content where you speak directly to your audience, live performances, videos and photos of you in different life situations that serve to express who you are, what you’re about, and the person behind the music, funny content, or educational content, depending on what you stand for. Your stories then act like categories pointing out the different strands of your content marketing strategy.

Understanding this landscape that your artist bio resides within, and the particularities of each social media platform, is essential to planning your presence throughout the various social media channels.

Now, when we finally get to the bio part of your social media presence, it should essentially have the same elements as your extended artist bio, but in a more concise form that suits the platform it resides in. Those elements are as follows:

  • The elevator pitch that needs to have a killer angle, making the reader want to continue reading. This can be either the first line of the bio, or it could even be made into the profile name, which can act like a headline for your account.
  • Your story that answers who you are, what you do, and what you’re about with only a few words and emojis. This is a different way of presenting the story than in the above-mentioned extended artist bio, one where with a single sentence of keywords, you say something that can relate emotionally to you, either by presenting your struggle, or by presenting a funny aspect of your artist self, depending on the image you aim to communicate.
  • Your location that lets people geographically position you, and which opens opportunities for collaborations, local live shows, and meeting other people on a physical basis.
  • Your biggest 1-3 achievements that aim to add credibility and social proof to your artist profile.
  • Your links to your other social media profiles and/or to your most important current page (e.g. a current release, or a pre-save link to an upcoming release)

Then, there are a number of tactical do’s and don’ts of weaving together the above points into various social media bios, including the following:

  • Use emojis together with text to give more life to your bio, making it more fun and engaging.
  • Don’t use hashtags in your bios. There has been no conclusive research showing that hashtags in social media bios increase traffic to your social media profile pages, and also, hashtags are links in your bios that direct people to the respective social media hashtag pages, lessening the chances that they click on the links that you want them to click. Also, hashtags simply make your bio look ugly (especially if there are more than one of them).
  • Use a call-to-action – the call-to-action can be used to get people to click on a link that you direct people to click. It is commonly used to enable people to click on the artist’s latest release, or to click to pre-save an upcoming release. Emojis can further emphasize call-to-actions by pointing directly to the links.
  • Don’t be boring. There are plenty of bios that have had little to no thought going into them. Don’t make your bio the same.
  • Sound human. Contrary to the extended artist bio, which is good practice to write in third person, your social media bio is good to be in first person, speaking directly to your fans and potential fans. In the same line, avoid corporate jargon and making it sound too “professional.”
  • Don’t take example from established artists. A common problem with upcoming artists, not only with bios but also in many other areas, is that they take example from established artists who have millions of fans, who live in “mansions” distanced from the public and from the thousands of comments that their music and content gets on a daily basis. When you’re an upcoming artist, you don’t want to artificially separate yourself from others thinking that you’re so hot. You should rather use the fact that you’re not flooded by the masses, and that you’re approachable on a personal level, as an advantage. Use it to build meaningful connections with fans, with other musicians, to find collaboration opportunities with other upcoming artists, to value every person who is willing to make time for you, and grow together with them.

Should You Write an Musician Bio By Yourself or Should You Hire a Professional Writer Experienced in Musician Bio Writing to Do It for You?

Using the guidelines above, you now have the tools to not only write a solid musician bio, but a killer one!

Since the musician bio is one of the first pieces of information that most people will go to find out more about you, and especially considering that it is often sent out to people with a good mastery of written English, like journalists and bloggers, then if a musician bio is written badly, or even has some slight amateur signs like some incorrect grammar, spacing, or punctuation, then since there are so many musicians fighting for attention, and since these influencers’ inboxes are already overloaded with emails, then the lack of professionalism in your bio is also often the first and only signal to a prospective industry contact to scrap you and move on to the next one.

Therefore, while I’ve given you the guidelines, if you feel that you don’t have a mastery of written English, or that you need a hand to optimally extract those crucial points that will emphasize your strengths, uniqueness, and motivations—and especially, the angle for your first sentence—then it is recommended that you turn to a professional writer experienced in artist bio writing to help you with this.

For this purpose, I have created a service at a reasonable price to write your musician bio. In the service, I’ll take you through the above-mentioned process toward any musician bio goals you wish to achieve, from a short bio and/or extended musician bio to send to media creators, and to bios for your social media profiles. You can use the link below to use this service. Good luck!

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SoulClap – Livin’ La Vida Lofi [Album]

By 44faced on Aug 09, 2022 in Music - 0 Comments

Livin’ La Vida Lofi is an album by SoulClap released through its own record label, “The Soul Speaks Records.” The album is packed with seven soulful hip hop and lofi instrumentals for relaxation, study, and chilling.

SoulClap a soulful hip hop beatmaker/producer from Bremen, Germany, who has worked with artists such as hip hop legends Smif-N-Wessun, Freeway, Little Brother, and D-12.

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Interview with Adderall Theory Following the Release of Latest Album, Hypothesis

By 44faced on Aug 09, 2022 in Music - 0 Comments

Independent alternative rock that has been compared to early REM and Pixies. Hypothesis is Adderall Theory’s first self-produced album after a year of several singles and an EP.

Following the latest release from Adderall Theory, Hypothesis, a 10-track self-produced alternative rock album, which has been compared to early REM and Pixies, we caught up with Adderall Theory with this interview.

Adderall Theory is the musical drug you have been searching for but never knew existed. It is the alter-ego of singer-songwriter Brett Richardson, who has been releasing music to bring much-needed solace to a world of chaos.

Raised in Marietta, Georgia and now based in the musical hotbed of Atlanta, Adderall Theory is the alter-ego of singer-songwriter Brett Richardson, who has been releasing exquisitely crafted pop/rock songs reflecting his own musical journey. Brought up on a rich diet of music from Beethoven to Lee Perry and Pavarotti to Do or Die, that combination bears fruit as he produces song after song featuring brilliant arrangements accompanied by energy-infusing vocals and guitar work, Brett took some time out to answer the following questions and let us delve a little deeper into his world and his current state with music…

Adderall Theory

When and why did you start making music?

I started writing parts of songs and melodies as a early teen, 12-13 years old

Who has influenced you the most?

Counting Crows, Adam Duritz is a great writer and had to struggle in the bar scene for over a decade before they made it big.

Why have they influenced you the most?

I love great lyrics and writing, they combine that with a group of talented musicians to make timeless music.

What are you aiming for with your music?

To keep creating and write and grow as an an artist always.

What’s your musical background?

Self-taught guitar at age 11 and then studied opera and classical singing and theater through school.

Where did you grow up? How has it influenced the music you make?

I grew up in Marietta, Georgia. Growing up in the southeastern United States was a huge influence of my music. By being near the birthplace of blues and rock and roll music I was exposed to a wide array of groups and singers and musicians.

How would you define “making it” in the music industry? What’s the life you can envision reaching through “making it” with your music?

Making it in the industry to me, is getting to the position of being able to create constantly.

What’s your favorite album of all time?

Sublime, Sublime.

What was your favorite album this year?

Future’s “I Never Liked You.”

What was your favorite song this year?

“Time Today” by Moneybagg Yo.

How often and for how long do you practice?

Daily, for at least an hour.

What do you see as the main obstacle standing in your way from getting where you want to go?

Nothing, as I keep pressing forward and working on music daily, new doors keep opening and new opportunities keep presenting themselves.

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Next Generation Noise – Therefore I Am

By 44faced on Aug 05, 2022 in Music - 0 Comments

The unstoppable force of nature that is Next Generation Noise has just unleashed a fresh new single into the world, “Therefore I Am.” The move is sure to cause a stir on social media, a frenzy that has already been bubbling away with him teasing this new Tech House anthem during live performances for many months.

Next Generation Noise has steadily climbed the club ranks ever since 2014 where his dance music journey began.

Already boasting support from house music elites across the globe, including CHRIS LAKE, DON DIABLO, SANDER VAN DOORN, and more, Next Generation Noise‘s “Therefore I Am” has not skipped a beat while making its way through the festival circuit.

“Therefore I Am” brings together an epic vocal with a thick bass-line, creating a groovy, energised mood that’s perfect for the club. Juicy and boasting a flow that just feels right, this single hit’s all the right sweet spots. “Therefore I Am” has that new Next Generation Noise design that so many thrive on and seek out.

This feisty party starter is down the lane of something that Acraze or Fisher would be serving up. The fast-paced full bodied vocal is super infectious, which is supported by a massive bassline in the drop that shakes any dancefloor.

Next Generation Noise, has built an audience who wants great house music and he is set to deliver more of it again and again.

Following suit with the viral sensation that is ACRAZE‘s “Do It To It,” Next Generation Noise’s new masterpiece brings in the same kind of rampant energy, offering festival crowds an exciting new take on an older smash hit.

Dispatched via his self-founded label, ‘NGN’, Next Generation Noise’s latest record exemplifies a tasteful fusion of commercial pop and tech-house.

This dangerously catchy record will undoubtedly serve as one of this summer’s go-to vibe setters.

About Next Generation Noise: DJ and Producer ‘Next Generation Noise’ has had a meteoric rise through the
‘EDM’ scene over the past few years and has rapidly become known for his energetic performances and unique sound, stacking up hundreds of thousands of streams across all major platforms, with multiple releases on Laidback Luke’s Mixmash label.

NGN is no genre-ist, and what makes his sets special is his ability to bring a wide selection of rich genres into the set. This makes him unpredictable and daring which has caught the eye of some of the best DJs in the scene. NGN’s
rigorous dedication in the studio is what’s propelling his rise through the Tech House scene. NGN’s roots in EDM helped him understand the wide array of sounds and energy making up the genre and he found his calling with Tech
House.

Next Generation Noise boasts support from the likes of Marshmello, Jauz, Laidback Luke, Chris Lake and many, many more!

NGN’s transition to Tech House has developed the quality and impact of his sound and landed him some top gigs across the country. This Summer, NGN will be returning to Creamfields after an immensely successful debut set in
2021. In the last year NGN has been spinning tunes at some of the biggest nights across the UK including Ministry of Sound (Box) alongside Nervo, R3hab, Tchami, and Thomas Gold. NGN has also performed across the UK with artists
such as Darren Styles, Laidback Luke, W&W and DOD and he has no plans of stopping there!

Having packed out Creamfields for his debut show last year, NGN is set to unleash his newly formed Tech House sound this Summer!

Stream Next Generation Noise – “Therefore I Am” on Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/2u7KPjZIclhlwe0T6rPZKw

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