Does It Matter If I Fill Out My Profile or Not?
It’s not required, but having a profile with information about yourself is definitely in your best interest – your profile gives you a great promotional tool for yourself within New Music USA’s community, and to the entire world of new music. While your project pages are only public if awarded, your profiles are public at all times - like a pocket-sized personal website. You can share your profile with your friends, link to it on Facebook, change it whenever you want, and use it to promote yourself in any way you see fit. Which is why any media, pictures, bio, or website information you have on your profile is really helpful to you and to everyone who wants to get to know you better.
Also important to keep in mind: profiles are always linked to project pages if you’re a collaborator or organizer - which means that the public and our panelists can always find out a little more information about you if they’re curious (or if they need to know more in order to make informed award decisions).
How to Fill Out A Profile:
Once you log in, you arrive on your profile. Here you can view the various aspects of your profile, including your basic profile information, bio, profile image, media you have saved to your playlist, and projects you are following. You can also toggle how your profile looks to the public. By clicking on "View as Public" in the top right.
To edit your profile, click on the pencil icon corresponding to the section you would like to edit. A form will appear that will let you edit and save this information directly on your profile.