Writing An Artist Profile Story, Part 4: How To Schedule An Interview

In the last post, I presented a list of questions you can use to interview an artist.

In this post I will be discussing how to schedule an interview with an artist.

The first thing to do is send the artist you want to interview an email.

I don’t have the email of my favorite artist, you may say.

Well, you can start by typing their name into the Google search engine and see what comes up.

For example:

You can search their social media profiles for their contacts.

 

Alternatively, you can send them a direct message on their Twitter, Facebook Messenger or Instagram accounts; even as you use social media, remember to be professional in your communication.

Social Media Direct Message Letter:

Request For Interview

Dear [Type The Name of Artist Here],

Wemix Entertainment would like to do a story on the journey you have taken towards becoming the musician you are today.

I have sent you an email with the details for the story. I would like to do a phone interview for the story. I request that you give me your phone number so I can contact you and conduct the interview.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

[Type Your Name Here]

This is the letter you send to an artist’s email. Copy and paste this letter into your email interface.

Artist Request for Interview Email Letter:

Subject:  Request For Interview

Note: copy and paste the template as plain text in your email interface and edit accordingly.

Dear [Type Name of Artist Here],

Wemix Entertainment would like to do a story on the journey you have taken towards becoming the musician you are today.

Below is a list of questions that will help us tell your story:

My Artistic Journey:

  1. What was your motivation for becoming an artist?
  2. What is the greatest challenge/difficultly you faced in becoming the musician you are today?
  3. How did having to deal with that problem make you feel?
  4. What are the steps you took to overcome that challenge?
  5. Are there people who supported you as you attempted to overcome that challenge – a mentor, a friend?
  6. How did they help you overcome that difficulty so you could become the musician you are today?
  7. Are there individuals or situations for example, an illness or inner struggle like doubt that tried to stop you from solving the problem discussed above? How did those problems or situations try to stop you from solving that problem?

I would like to do a phone interview for the story. I request that you give me your phone number so I can contact you and conduct the interview. My number is [put your number here – it helps build trust with an artist]

I hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

[Write your name here]

There you have it. A template you can use to contact your favorite musician and schedule an interview for an artist profile story. Remember to delete the brackets from the template when sending the letters via email and social media to the artist. For a more comprehensive template on how to reach out to an artist, click here 

Click to download the “Request For Interview” Social Media Direct Message Letter.

Click to download the “Request For Interview” Artist Request for Interview Email Letter.

Other posts in this series:

  1.  Writing An Artist Profile Story, Part 1: What An Artist Profile Story Is.
  2. Writing An Artist Profile Story, Part 2: The Types of Problems An Artist Faces.
  3. Writing An Artist Profile Story, Part 3: List Of Interview Questions.

 

 

Facebook Comments

You may also like...

Privacy Preference Center

Necessary

Advertising

Analytics

Other