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Pedals for Sale – Some 50% OFF
5 Feb 2017 at 11:41pm
Hey CL, I have some used pedals here for sale. All in great shape. If you have any question please let me know. Also, I consult individuals that may be new to pedals and want some assistance putting a board together.
I keep this ad up to date so if […]

Kingsley Harlot Tube Driven Overdrive $225
5 Feb 2017 at 11:41pm
Kingsley Harlot Tube Driven Overdrive – $225.00
The Harlot is a hand-wired tube overdrive pedal using a single 12ax7 tube running at high voltage and an FET transistor that is used to push the 12ax7 into overdrive. It covers mild, smooth tones throu […]

Korg Wavestation EX Vector Synth (austin tx) $650
5 Feb 2017 at 11:40pm
Classic vector Synth—Has new Battery And New Back Light—Works Perfectly!—$650 CASH—512 9 39 5 95 2

NEW LESLIE*** $2000 CASH (Austin Tx)
5 Feb 2017 at 11:38pm
Brand new with Warranty—
show contact info

Vintage Omnicraft GT-4 rackmount noise gate 4 channel $50
5 Feb 2017 at 11:38pm
Vintage 4 channel noise gate by Onnicraft GT-4
It was tested and it works, but the pots are scratchy, you need to clean them up with some deoxit D5
$50 cash
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Vintage Digitech DSP 128 Plus digital signal effect processor rack mountable …
5 Feb 2017 at 11:37pm
Vintage Digitech effect processor 1U rack mountable.
It was tested and it worked but the signal coming out was weak at times and also after a few minutes on it started smelling as burned from the back of the unit so we turned it off right away.
$25 […]

Boss EH-2 Enhancer (NW Austin) $60
5 Feb 2017 at 11:37pm
Boss EH-2 enhancer in good working condition.
It has a few scratches and marks from wear. Also it seems that a previous owner marked some letters on both sides of the battery screw button lock.
$60 cash

Marshall G100R CD guitar amp head 100 watts (NW Austin) $180
5 Feb 2017 at 11:37pm
Marshall guitar amp head 100w model G100R CD, solid state.
Everything works perfect on it, it is just missing the spring reverb box (I bought it like that) but you can get one on eBay or just use reverb pedals.
On the cosmetics, tolex has a few scr […]

’80s Hondo Les Paul vintage Guitar (NW Austin) $200
5 Feb 2017 at 11:37pm
Nice Les Paul guitar made by Hondo. We are not sure if it was made in Japan or Korea.
This might be from the ’80s, not sure.
A fellow Craigslister told me that it might be made in Korea.
It was recently set up professionally at guitar center with […]

2001 American Fender HSS Stratocaster (UMHB) $750
5 Feb 2017 at 11:32pm
I am selling my Fender American Texas Special Fat Strat. Thing plays great and sounds incredible, I’m just interested in new sounds and need the money to fund a new purchase. As pictures show, this guitar does have noticeable wear. I’m located in Bel […]

Gorgeous Red Les Paul Copy (Austin) $120
5 Feb 2017 at 11:25pm
Restored Lotus LP copy. 80’s Korean made. Great player!
Features include:
Tune-O-Matic Bridge
500k CTS pots
Gibson USA switch
Switchcraft output jack
Orange Drop Capacitor
PAF Matched humbuckers
Tummy Cut
All new, quality wiring
Chipboard c […]

Like New 21″ Sabian AAX Ride – For sale or trade $200
5 Feb 2017 at 11:24pm
For sale is a like new 21″ Sabian AAX X-Plosion ride. It’s seen about an hour of play thus far. Its got a great bell, and is really crashable.
I bought it brand new for a great deal, but now I need to sell it (anyone else married?). I paid $225 (lis […]

Yamaha DX27 Synth (Central Austin) $150
5 Feb 2017 at 11:22pm
Selling my Yamaha DX27, great versatile and sold synth. Midi compatible and diverse onboard tones. A favorite of Bernie Worrell and Jerry Harrison. Comes with manual and power supply $150 firm.

Zildjian ZBT Bottom Hi Hat Cymbal 14″ (Lakeway) $40
5 Feb 2017 at 11:11pm
Great shape. No cracks.
Please, no trades. CASH ONLY.
E-mail me with questions.

Zildjian ZBT Ride Cymbal 20″ (Lakeway) $70
5 Feb 2017 at 11:11pm
Great shape. No cracks.
Please, no trades. CASH ONLY.
E-mail me with questions.

Vintage Italian Accordion (S Austin) $650
5 Feb 2017 at 11:10pm
1940’s Fracini accordion
Perfect Bakelite finish seems to function correctly
This should be very Collectables
It has 42 keys, and a great look, no nicks or scratches
I have seen several similar offered for very healthy price.
$650 or reasonable […]

Japanese made classical guitar NEW STRINGS (East Austin) $60
5 Feb 2017 at 11:09pm
I don’t know much about De Gama craftsmanship, but I do know that it sounds good. It plays well, holds tune well, and doesn’t have a strap holder. I’m not sure on the size, but it has a wide fret board. Call or text only if interested to buy or trade […]

2006 Martin D28 (Far West) $1500
5 Feb 2017 at 10:58pm
2006 Martin D28 in like new condition.
Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
Big sound, full bass
Quality tonewoods deliver timeless tone
The Martin dreadnought is a cornerstone of modern music
Big sound, full bass
The Martin D-28 acoustic g […]

Ibanez Guitar, GNX4 effect board $225
5 Feb 2017 at 10:41pm
Ibanez Sunburst guitar with soft case – 225

Ibanez Sunburst Electric Guitar $225
5 Feb 2017 at 10:41pm
Bar and bag included

Beautiful Kurzweil Mark 12 (Austin) $400
5 Feb 2017 at 10:35pm
We inherited this beautiful Mark 12 by Kurzweil. It has a cherry finish and when plugged in gets power. While the pictures show it dusty, it has since been cleaned and looks amazing. We don’t know much about digital pianos, but know Kurzweil is a gre […]

Bluesman Guitar Picks – Jimi Hendrix (Zeeland) $22
5 Feb 2017 at 10:30pm
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Roland td-9 electronic drum set $1400
5 Feb 2017 at 10:27pm
A Roland td-9 drum set cones with all power cables and foot pedal. Works perfectly perfect for any kind of drummer.

Digitech Guitar Multi Effects Pedal RP250 (Northwest Austin) $50
5 Feb 2017 at 10:25pm
Digitech Guitar Multi Effects Pedal RP250
The RP250 guitar multi-effect processor gives you your favorite core tones as well as helps you invent new ones. Choose from over 89 stompboxes, amps, effects and cabinets all arranged in easy to dial up ton […]


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Austin tx hip hop artists and rappers | musicians | performers | groups

 

  • A. I. A.
  • Abyz
  • Adlib the Glib Poet
  • The Afreakins
  • akusticka
  • A.D.I.D.A.M.
  • Michael C. Allen
  • Apostrophe
  • Attayac Sound Team
  • Bryan Austin
  • Jet Baker
  • J. Ball & Root Love
  • DJ Bambino
  • Barely Broke
  • Bass Playin’ Ben
  • BeatMeatFhreaks
  • Daniel Bennett
  • Big Country Sky
  • Bitter Jug
  • Bavu Blakes
  • Blowbunny
  • Bodyrockin’Music
  • Lanny Booth
  • Bourland
  • Brothaly Luv
  • C.H.O.P.
  • Cancer
  • Casino & The Gutta Gang
  • Chach’s Private/Non Private Voice Lessons
  • Choszen & Full-Blown
  • Compound Abstract
  • Counterfeit X
  • Crossing Bandwidths
  • DJ Li’L Stinky
  • D. O. S. Zastro
  • Damar
  • Jonny Danger
  • Mike Daross
  • Data Conversion
  • Eric Day
  • John Deacon
  • DeFunk A Delic
  • Diasporic
  • Didgeman
  • DigiKrew Entertainment
  • digitaldrummer
  • Dirty Dollar Records LLC
  • Dirty Wormz
  • Dj 2DQ
  • DJ A.M.
  • DJ Blurray
  • DJ Grand Avenue
  • DJ King Mike
  • DJ Lane
  • DJ Massive
  • DJ Phlip
  • DJ-RJ
  • DJ Scratch ’n’ Sniff
  • DJ Tats
  • Downfall2012
  • DownsiiD
  • Draztik
  • Echo Squad
  • Electric Meyhem
  • eLecrtPsonic_ecstAsy
  • the Vince Esquire Band
  • Evolution
  • Execs
  • Exstus-E
  • Faded
  • Fat Bono
  • Fine Young Gentlemen
  • Chuck Fleming
  • Flyy Bri aka F.Bizzle
  • FontaneSwift
  • Jason Freed
  • Papa Fudge
  • Full Service
  • Ghetto Rainbow
  • Gobi
  • GRAVITRON
  • Greg G. “The Golden Child”
  • theGrindLab
  • GT
  • Gutta Gang
  • Harmone
  • Hello Superlocal
  • Scott Hinkle
  • Hollywood Go Swingin
  • Hombre De Mundo
  • HomegrowN
  • Hood Soul
  • Ron Horne
  • I n d i o
  • I Need More Cowbell
  • Illujion2
  • INBOX
  • Indofin
  • Inner City All Stars Brass Band
  • Innerlign
  • Ivison
  • J-Mat
  • Kevin Jack
  • JahLangalow
  • John Pointer & Carlos Sosa’s BoomBox
  • Foscoe Jones and The Distractions
  • JW Americana
  • Kenneth Kane
  • John Paul Keenon
  • KJV
  • Randy Kirchhof
  • The Klocks
  • Klocks
  • Knew Reliks
  • Knight Ridaz
  • George Kramer
  • Rebecka Kruger
  • Lady Legacy
  • Lance
  • Shayna Lane
  • Darin Layne
  • Crystal Lee
  • Lefty the Funky Drummer
  • Les & the Funk Mob
  • Liquid Stereo Project
  • longview ’s finest
  • LoonaC
  • Terri Lord
  • Lost in South Austin
  • Mangrove
  • Marqell
  • masterOFself
  • Chris Mayfield
  • MC
  • MC Overlord
  • Megatron Bomb Squad
  • David Mendoza – Drummer
  • Mingo Fishtrap
  • Mirage
  • Mirage 1
  • Mobile Homies
  • Motionside
  • Muchos Backflips!
  • MVP & the Illego Alienz
  • Not Cool Enough
  • Neal Nuwash
  • OHN
  • One Botti
  • Paradox
  • Permakids
  • The Pictures
  • John Pointer
  • the Portal
  • Prints Omarr
  • Fuad Ramses
  • Ray Sr.
  • Realismo Magico
  • RedEye
  • Retarted Elf
  • Reverend Pain
  • Reverie
  • Ryan T. & the Roosters
  • S.P./Hardhead
  • Sabado Gigante
  • Seco
  • Sensual Soul
  • Seven Figure Entertainment
  • Shango
  • ShortFuze
  • Sic Vic
  • Dubb Sicks
  • Silo
  • Siringo Pass
  • Slurblown
  • Solarfuse
  • Somatic
  • South Austin Jug Band
  • The Southern Ballers
  • Sphinx045
  • James Elmo “Jes” Sproat
  • Stealth Da Bomba
  • Steamroller
  • Stormin Norman Mobile Disc Jockey Service
  • Streetwize
  • String Theory
  • Gondee Style
  • Subrosa Union
  • Sugar the Drummer
  • Swicious
  • Ter’ell & Soul City
  • Thurgood Hustlaz
  • J. Tigg
  • Town Drunks
  • Transplant Sound
  • Triplenickel
  • Troy Dillinger & Del Dragons
  • Tymez3
  • Mikel Urdy
  • The Verge
  • Gilson Viator
  • vortexas
  • The Wanderful Originals
  • Wasted Talent
  • Watermelonfastbass
  • Benjamin Williams
  • Mark L Wilson
  • Word Power
  • Rebecca Wynne
  • X-Style
  • Yaadcore & Unity Produkshun
  • Joe Zeinner
  • Zero Skills inc.
  • Joe Zito
  • Zubik

conscious hip hop artists

What is Hip Hop?

Hip hop music, also known as rap music, is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. It consists of two main components: rapping (MCing) and DJing (production and scratching). Along with hip hop dance (notably break dancing) and urban inspired art, or notably graffiti, these compose the four elements of hip hop, a cultural movement that was initiated by inner-city youth, mostly African Americans and Latinos[] in New York City, in the early 1970s.

Typically, hip hop music consists of rhythmic lyrics making use of techniques like assonance, alliteration, and rhyme. The rapper is accompanied by an instrumental track, usually referred to as a "beat," performed by a DJ, created by a producer, or one or more instrumentalists. Historically, this beat has often been created using a sample of the percussion break of another song: usually funk and soul recordings have been utilized. However, in recent years, it has become more common for the beat to be built up from individual drum samples. In addition to the beat, other sounds are often sampled, synthesized, or performed. Sometimes a track can be instrumental, as a showcase of the skills of the DJ or producer.

Hip hop began in The Bronx, a borough in New York City, when DJs began isolating the percussion break from funk and disco songs. The early role of the MC was to introduce the DJ and the music and to keep the audience excited. MCs began by speaking between songs, giving exhortations to dance, greetings to audience members, jokes and anecdotes. Eventually this practice became more stylized and became known as rapping. By 1979, hip hop had become a commercially popular music genre and began to enter the American mainstream. In the 1990s, a form of hip hop called gangsta rap became a major part of American music, causing significant controversy over lyrics which were perceived as promoting violence, promiscuity, drug use and misogyny. Nevertheless, by the beginning of the 2000s, hip hop was a staple of popular music charts and was being performed in many styles across the world.

Genre history

History of hip hop music

The main historical eras of hip hop are the old school hip hop era (1970 to 1985), which spanned from the beginning of hip hop until its emergence into the mainstream, and the golden age hip hop era (1985 to 1993), which consolidated the sounds of the East Coast and the West Coast and transitioned into the modern era with the rise of gangsta rap and G-funk, created by the West Coast. The years after 1993 contain the hardcore hip hop, bling, and underground genres, which largely define the modern era.

Hip hop arose during the 1970s at block parties in New York City, at which the DJs began isolating the percussion breaks to hit funk, soul, R&B and disco songs.These songs were based on ­ "breakbeat" DJing. Early hip hop rhythms and (sampled) riffs were derived essentially from funk music. Some funk songs, such as James Brown’s "The Payback" (1974) are clearly predicting hip hop music and also speaking over the music was used extensively in funk, most notably on records produced by George Clinton. As hip hop became popular, performers began speaking while the music played, and became known as MCs or emcees. In 1979, the first commercially issued hip hop recordings were released: "Rapper’s Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang which became a Top 40 hit on the U.S. Billboard pop singles chart. ‘Rapper’ in reference to music was actually coined by this song. Some historians cite King Tim III (Personality Jock) by the Fatback Band to be the first commercially released hip hop recording but they were a funk and disco group.

During the 1980s, hip hop began to diversify and develop into a more complex form. At the same time, more sophisticated techniques were developed, including scratching, and electronic recording. In the late 1980s, a number of new hip hop styles and subgenres began appearing as the genre gained popularity. Hip hop musicians collaborated with rock bands and spread out into the genres of conscious hip hop, jazz-rap and gangsta rap.

In the 1990s, a prolonged confrontation between West Coast gangsta rappers and the resurging East Coast began. It centered around Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. and led to both of their deaths, in 1996 and 1997 respectively. In 1996, Cleveland-based rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony tied The Beatles‘ 32-year-old record for fastest-rising single with "Tha Crossroads," and in 2000, Scottish-American White rapper Eminem‘s The Marshall Mathers LP sold over nine million copies and won a Grammy Award.

Social impact

Hip hop music is a part of hip hop, a cultural movement that includes the activities of breakdancing and graffiti art, as well as associated slang, fashion and other elements. The popularity of music has helped to popularize hip hop culture, both in the United States and to a lesser degree abroad.

Lifestyle

The late 1990s saw the rise in popularity of the "bling-bling" lifestyle in rap music, focusing on symbols of wealth and status like money, jewelry, cars, and clothing. Although references to wealth have existed since the birth of hip hop, the new, intensified "bling-bling" culture has its immediate roots in the enormously commercially successful late-to-mid nineties work (specifically, music videos) of Puff Daddy and Bad Boy Records as well as Master P‘s No Limit Records. However, the term was coined in 1999 (see 1999 in music) by Cash Money Records artist Lil’ Wayne on B.G.’s hit single "Bling-Bling", and the Cash Money roster were perhaps the epitome of the "bling-bling" lifestyle and attitude. Though many rappers, mostly gangsta rappers, unapologetically pursue and celebrate bling-bling, others, mostly artists outside of the hip hop mainstream, have expressly criticized the idealized pursuit of bling-bling as being materialistic.

Product Placement, Advertising and Shilling

Rappers often discuss at length the cars they drive and the drinks they consume and glorify the excess, decadence and luxury.[4] Some critic allege that shilling or product placement takes place in rap music, and that lyrical references to products are actually paid endorsements.[4] In 2005, a proposed plan by McDonalds, which would have paid rappers to advertise McDonalds food in their music, was leaked to the press.[4] After Russell Simmons made a deal with Courvoisier to promote the brand among hip hop fans, P. Diddy recorded the song "Pass The Courvoisier."[4] Simmons insists that no money changed hands in the deal.[4]

Homophobia

Because hip hop music almost always puts an emphasis on hyper-masculinity, its lyrics have been said to reflect a homophobic mindset. It is often suspected that there are a great number of gay or lesbian hip hop musicians who do not come out of the closet, for fear of the decline of their career. Rumors of such have involved hip hop artists such as Queen Latifah, Da Brat, and several others. In 2001, the first annual PeaceOUT World Homo Hop Festival, which features performers by openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered rappers was held in Oakland, California, and the festival, curated by artist/activist Juba Kalamka, has continued on an annual basis since then. In 2003 the openly gay hip hop and rap artist Caushun, was rumored to have signed to the Baby Phat imprint (a project of Kimora Lee Simmons,at the time married to hip hop mogul Russell Simmons); however, his record was apparently never released. In September 2005, the documentary Pick Up the Mic premiered at the 30th Annual Toronto International Film Festival, focusing on LGBT hip hop performers, such as Kalamka’s group Deep Dickollective, JenRO, Tori Fixx and the duo God-Des and She.

Language

Hip hop has a distinctive slang. Due to hip hop’s extraordinary commercial success in the late nineties and early 21st century, many of these words have been assimilated into many different dialects across America and the world and even to non-hip hop fans (the word dis for example is remarkably prolific). There are also words like homie which predate hip hop but are often associated with it. Sometimes, terms like what the dilly, yo are popularized by a single song (in this case, "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" by Busta Rhymes) and are only used briefly. Of special importance is the rule-based slang of Snoop Dogg and E-40, who add -izz to the middle of words so that shit becomes shizznit (the addition of the n occurs occasionally as well). This practice, with origins in Frankie Smith‘s non-sensical language from his 1980 single "Double Dutch Bus," has spread to even non-hip hop fans, who may be unaware of its derivation.

Censorship issues

Hip hop has probably encountered more problems with censorship than any other form of popular music in recent years, due to the use of expletives. It also receives flak for being anti-establishment, and many of its songs depict wars and coup d’ etats that in the end overthrows the government. For example, Public Enemy’s "Gotta Give the Peeps What They Need" song was edited without their permission, removing the words "free Mumia".[5] The pervasive use of profanity in many songs has created challenges in the broadcast of such material both on television stations such as MTV, in music video form, and on radio. As a result, many hip hop recordings are broadcast in censored form, with offending language blanked out of the soundtrack (though usually leaving the backing music intact), or even replaced with completely different lyrics. The result ­ which quite often renders the remaining lyrics unintelligible or contradictory to the original recording ­ has become almost as widely identified with the genre as any other aspect of the music, and has been parodied in films such as Austin Powers in Goldmember, in which a character ­ performing in a parody of a hip hop music video ­ performs an entire verse that is blanked out.

In 1995 Roger Ebert wrote:[6]

" Rap has a bad reputation in white circles, where many people believe it consists of obscene and violent anti-white and anti-female guttural. Some of it does. Most does not. Most white listeners don’t care; they hear black voices in a litany of discontent, and tune out. Yet rap plays the same role today as Bob Dylan did in 1960, giving voice to the hopes and angers of a generation, and a lot of rap is powerful writing."

Write a music bio for your press kit that is easy to read!

1. Make bullet points that tell the reader :

Who you are:

What you have done:

When you started

Why you want to be heard, seen, sold or the bio to be read.

Where you are from and where you are going.

2. Emphasize the positive! List the popular groups you have done shows with first. If you have yet to do many shows, do not even mention shows. Instead mention your recording experiences, and other music related experience. Never make any claims that are not true, Namedrop with out actually knowing the persons real name, and never exaggerate any ones popularity. You are dealing with an educated audience and they smell what your stepping in when you leave a pile of plop. The information that you provide on a bio will be talked about with other industry folks, and you will shoot yourself in the foot if you can not prove what you say.

3. Use your logo. Never submit a press kit or bio to someone with out your logo on it. Branding is what a label or venue looks for. If you are unprofessional now, money won’t help you get that way. Music is business to anyone reading your bio, if it is sloppy, unoriginal and thrown together, they are all going to laugh at you. Adam Sandler style.

4. Industry business is a formated and serious undertaking in which participation mandates playing by industry rules. If you do not know what type of music you produce, then ya betta ax somebody. If you do not resemble a current famous artist, sound like something famous, or get a crowd to respond to your music then an industry reader will not know what you do. RELATE TO SOMETHING FAMILIAR…

5. Never be a smart ass to your reader / audience. If you think you are already better then everyone else you will soon find out that the reader will understand that you do not need their participation in which to become better. Humility and Humor will take you much further than a hard personality. Don’t get me wrong, if you are street, then do not change, because Hard is a huge niche in this industry, but don’t make the bio all about how hard you are. Mention the fact that you do have street cred. and how you would use that to your advantage over those Vanilla Ice’s out there.

6. Never mention how great and wonderful your music is, and sure as hell do not say that you are the best ever. Follow me on this one, if you are the reader and you are trying to find the next best artist out there, and so and so comes along and thinks they are better than the huge name they currently work with, the first question they ask themselves is “If you are so great, then why am I just now hearing about you, I work with the greatest already.”

7. List your influences as if you are being judged on the talent you have and the talent you want. For instance, when naming Jimmi Hendrix as an influence the reader will automatically look for him in your music. If you are copying his style it is one thing, but if you perform like him, but sound nothing like him it will be obvious that influence vs. imitation won out when finding your niche.

8. When noting how the group formed, never dull the reader with “no names” and the several attempts to keep a band together, or how many names you went through to get the right one. Unless you have Bushwick Bill on your stage adding credibility to your music, do not list his manager’s cousin or what church that cousin saw you at to impress the reader. Keep It Simple & Stupid … KISS

9. List any and all awards, battle of the band type stuff that you can think of, and your recording experiences. Mention the style in which you record, written vs. freestyle, by your self vs. with everyone present, and even what you learned from the recording producer. Never under estimate the one doing the recording, just because he/she does not namedrop that does not mean that they do not know anyone. Most of us professionals know so many important people that we would be inundated by all of the nonsense (things that do not make money) that we would not have time to do our job, so we rarely can afford to name drop. This industry is about who you know, but it is more about what they know of you.

10. Briefly describe each group member, and thanks to myspace.com you should probably have a reference to each persons myspace page. ( yes you should have a page for each and a separate one for the group / band) Rather than listing each persons favorite music, list their shirt size, maybe a shoe size, favorite drink, or most embarrassing moment. Make the reader feel like they belong and want to find out more.

11. You need to have up to 3 different bios written and handy for the three main readers

Music Label / Industry: A group has to prove their longevity and worth in their music, and the group must agree that business will be taken care of with little liability, a fan base is existing and their are plans on how to make it bigger, that all of the songwriting has been done by current members of the band and would not have to be outsourced, and last but not least, A LABEL WANTS TO BE ASSURED THAT YOU CAN FOLLOW DIRECTIONS.

Club / Music Venue : clubs want to know if you can draw a crowd or are you going to bring a crowd that spends money? Usually they will be willing to go half on advertising / fliers if they can be assured that they will be delivered.

Advertising / Sponsors: Want to see proof of your fan base see potential in gaining a good response for helping you grow it.

12. All bio info is current and correct. All press kit info matches and is easily found:

Name: url: myspace info: address: contact number:

13. Spell everything correctly (except slang song titles and member names).
Make sure that someone who passed English class proofs your final copy. Read other famous bios and compare the format to yours. Never let form or how it looks overshadow what it is supposed to do, which is inform the reader.

14. Write your bio specifically for the intended reader, know your audience.