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September 2010
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Happy Fall! So, you've uploaded your songs and videos to the internet, but now you're stuck on what to say about the band! Christopher Knab has some great pointers for you. Be sure to also check out 3 exciting partnership opportunities for you this month listed below.

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How to Write an Artist Biography: A Bio Made Simple
by Christopher Knab

When you write your bio, you are NOT writing your autobiography. You are writing a music business document. Your bio then is written FOR the music business contacts you want to impress, deal with, and create lasting relationships with. (because you are into this for the long haul, aren't you?)

Before you begin to write your bio, be sure you have taken an inventory of your background, accomplishments, goals, and objectives as a musician, and, once again, remember who you are writing the Bio for: A&R Reps at Record Labels, Media Contacts, Booking Agents, and Management Contacts, Booking Agents, Promoters, etc.

These professionals in the music business are busy individuals, who may deal with dozens of "wanna-be's" every week, so make your bio informative, upbeat, and filled with useful comments, descriptions, quotes, and motivational language that can make them want to listen to your music, and help you on your musical way.

When you are ready to write your Bio using this outline can keep you focused and organized. Read more


The Ultimate Social Artist Contest

Indie Music New FNO Partner TheIndie.biz has launched a contest to find "The Ultimate Social Artist" with the chance to win up to $25,000 in prizes! "The Ultimate Social Artist" contest invites bands & musicians from around the world to take part & bring their fans along for the ride. The band who gains the most fans on their profile, sells the most songs through TheIndie & receives the highest ratings from the select panel of judges, wins. Registered TheIndie.biz fans also have a chance to win prizes including an HD Flip Cam. To learn more go here.


Stay Connected on the Road!

FNO has teamed up with Rovair, a leading wireless mobile broadband provider.

What does that mean for you? You can now stay connected while traveling & working at shows!

We have partnered with RovAir to bring you temporary internet access allowing you to stay in touch with customers and business contacts and even accept & process credit cards over the internet via a laptop/net book and a wireless card!

Find out more about Rovair here.


101 Ways To Market Yourself On The Web

FNO has teamed up with MyMusicSuccess to bring you 15% off their digital eBook version of "101 Ways To Market Yourself On The Web"! Simply visit their site & enter discount code FESTIVALNET for an automatic discount!


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