Catherine Santino

Artist bio writing

A bio is an artist' elevator pitch. It's the first thing an editor sees when opening a pitch email, it's front and center on your website and other platforms, and ultimately, it's the story behind your art.

Too often, bios feel impersonal, especially when written by an agency that doesn't have the capacity to get to know the artist, or when the artist writes their own bio, they can be bogged down with unnecessary details and lack perspective. 

As an experienced entertainment writer, I've read hundreds, if not thousands, of bios and pitch emails. The ones that stand out contain thoughtful, well-told stories that highlight the artist' most unique strengths, all within roughly 500 characters. 

It's not an easy task, but through my more than 6 years as a writer and editor, I've learned how to condense an artists' story into an impactful yet easily digestible piece of writing. Through my care, extensive research, and interview process, I'm able to capture who you are in an authentic and engaging way, perfectly tailored for your press kit, pitch emails, website, and other materials. 

I offer both long and short form bios as well as press releases. Need something else written? Let me know, and I'll see if I can help you out. 

Please contact me for rates.


"Catherine captured my essence and soul in a way I didn't even think was possible. The bio she wrote for me perfectly told the story of who I am as an artist in a way that was captivating, honest and unique. She is incredibly gifted and took all the details I didn't even realize made me who I am and wove them together seamlessly into a flawless bio. I am so grateful for her passionate storytelling. It is the best representation for me as an artist and is exactly what I wanted and more. Whatever your bio writing needs may be, she is most definitely the person you want to go to. I couldn't be happier!"

-Olive Louise, singer and songwriter

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