Got EPK? It's essential for making a strong first impression on promoters, bookers, media and other industry professionals. But, as you'll find out below, an electronic press kit — sometimes also called a digital press kit — can support your music career in other important ways.
This month we put an apple on our Giving Tree for a non-profit committed to assisting children, the elderly, families and individuals through difficulties which are no fault of their own. Learn more, below.
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4 Ways Musicians Can Use An EPK
By Dave Cool for bandzoogle.com
You can think of it as your interactive artist resume, where anyone interested in your music can find all the information they need in one place. You can use your EPK to help you get more press, more gigs, and come across as a serious artist.
Since your website is the first place people go to learn more about you and your music, you should host your EPK there. So, how exactly can you use your EPK to help your career?
image courtesy: bandzoogle
This one should be pretty obvious — they don't call it an electronic press kit for nothing! Whether you're hoping for a blog to review your latest single, or perhaps an interview with your hometown newspaper about your musical journey, they're all going to want to see your EPK to make their jobs easier.
If you present journalists and bloggers with a current bio, your latest music, your career highlights, links to active social media pages, and complete contact info, you'll stand out as a professional artist who's worth paying attention to.
Join our Community & Reach More People!
Whether or not you have your own website, be sure to fill out your FN profile for your business. You can share your FN profile (basically an electronic press kit) and quickly link promoters to all your info, pics, calendar, and even a blog if you want! The more complete your profile, the more a festival can conveniently learn all about you from one easy link.
Go to your Modify Profile page to fill out your profile and opt into the Member's Fest Biz Directory.
The FestivalNet Giving Tree
For almost 30 years, Eblen Charities has provided assistance to children, the elderly, families and individuals in need, during some of the worst times of their lives. The non-profit accomplishes this huge task with a small staff, an army of volunteers, and community support and involvement.
Our newest FestivalNet family member, Lindsay, chose Eblen Charities to receive a portion of Festivalnet.com's gross profits this month. See all our apples up on our Giving Tree page!