The process of song-writing and recording is complex, but that doesn’t mean your Stagehand profile should be. The simplicity of short and sweet is what most venues want, as they deal with multiple requests daily. Having something pithy and punchy will help you stand out. Keeping that mind, please read our (brief) 3 point plan on how to boost your profile in today’s noisy, crowded online environment.
- Professional Photo - A quality photo is important as it helps make a good first impression with the venue and, as the saying goes, you only get to make one. Make sure that the photo is straightforward, save the experimental and candid shots for album covers or liner notes. Whether colour or black and white, a respectable photo is like a well-polished song, it shows you take your craft seriously.
- Make Your Music Accessible – If a venue wants to hear your music, they shouldn’t have to dig for it in order to dig it. Stagehand has integrated Bandcamp’s player, so you can easily embed songs that already appear on your (free) Bandcamp profile, the only thing the venue has to do is hit “Play”. YouTube videos can also be embedded, venues often want to hear your live sound and of course, your witty banter between songs.
- Keep Your Biography to the Point – You may have been playing your instrument for 14 years, but that doesn't mean you need a 1400 word bio. A concise paragraph will do wonders. Have you been favourably compared to one of your influences? Did you step offstage and have an unforgettable interaction with a fan? Do you have a song that raises eyebrows, fists, pints or heartbeats? These are the kinds of details you want in your bio.
If you have questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org