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What You Will Need!

  1. Cover Letter
  2. One-Sheet
  3. Demo

Cover Letter

You need to create a brief note about why you think your music will matter and be of interest to the contact. You can have a short version of your bands bio (one to three paragraphs). You have one chance to impress these people and it might be your last chance. Make sure everything is spelled CORRECTLY, especially contacts name(s), name of the radio station(s), or the name of the venue(s).

One-Sheet

Don’t over think this page it pretty straight forward. It basically summarizes EVERYTHING about the band on one page. It will contain things like a brief bio, your logo (if you don’t have one you can contact me and I will make one for you), your contact information, a song list that highlights the one you put on your demo, a short list of upcoming shows and a professional picture of the band (make sure all band members are included in the photo). No matter who you send it to it should be printed out 8 by 10 inch glossy. If you are sending it to an A&R person you should also include a colored picture. It is super important that you sneak your band’s website or social media links on this page. Also make sure to include any reviews that you have received. It is recommended that you include only key statements of the review.

Paying attention to the design is another huge part of this sheet. If you’re not a designer get someone who is, or at least has experience putting a one-sheet together. Being brief is the key to make everything fit. If you can’t get it all to fit you need to edit the content until it does.

Contents of the one-sheet

  1. Brief Bio
  2. Logo
  3. Contact Info
  4. Song List
  5. Upcoming Shows
  6. Professional Picture
  7. URL To Your Band’s Website
  8. Hype and Reviews

DEMO CD

This CD should have three songs on it. It should be sent in a professional looking jewel case with your logo as the cover. The songs don’t have to be million dollar studio quality but it should be clear and get the message across. It should include the bands name and the titles of the three songs on the CD. Make sure you don’t choose three of your songs that sound the same. Pick one fast song, one slow song, and one in between. This is just so they know how versatile you can be.

Keep In Mind

The people you are sending these press kits to are very busy people so keeping things brief and interesting is the key.

If your interested in getting a design you can either comment on this blog or email me at Kodyf18@Gmail.com