The Promotional Kit

THE PROMOTIONAL KIT

 

Biography  – Form

  1. Performance Description
  2. Performer Background.
  3. Special Performances
  4. Recordings
  5. Quotes
  6. Notable Venues

General Information Sheet

A list of information that isn’t necessary to include but can be helpful.   Contains things like places the artist has played by category (festivals, concert halls, clubs, radio and television shows) special workshops or projects and discography or videography.  Keep current at least on a yearly basis.

Quote Sheets

This should include quotes or excerpts taken from articles, reviews interviews.  Pick out the best and most illuminating.

Review, Interviews and Preview Articles

  1. Reviews track your history and development.
  2. Preview articles are often written by snatching whole paragraphs from your own bio or press release.
  3. Interviews – self explanatory

Press Release

A sample press release is always a good thing to include.  It makes the kit very useable and professional.

Photographs

8 ½ by 11 flyer slick is a master sheet that includes a photo and name of the act.  It provides a blank space for the promoter to add information about an upcoming performance date.

Logo – not a necessity but strongly recommended

Business Cards

A Cover Letter

The One Sheet

  1. Short  Bio Paragraph
  2. Photo/CD Cover/Project Poster
  3. Logo/Name/CD Title/Show Title
  4. Related Critical Acclaim Quotes
  5. Specific Theme Information
  6. Contact Information

The Electronic Press Kit

All the previous mentioned items that can be emailed or downloaded.  Can also be burned on to CD and provides additional advantages to present video and audio in professional package.

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