The cover letter covers everything: the music and the person, the writer, the artist, the project, and the album.
The letter should not contain the words “we,” “we’re,” or “we do.”
It should be concise and direct and should describe the artist or company and its work.
It should tell listeners what they’re looking for in the music.
The cover letters of every music publisher or music executive are a mess of words and numbers, so you should really only give the cover letter a single sentence.
That’s why the Los Angeles Times has the most famous cover letter in the business, which reads, “This is our cover letter.
This is our document.”
In this exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, L.I.A.’s top cover letter writers and artists talk about how they’ve written their covers and why they believe it’s important to write them.