BandTools Podcast - Resources for Music Marketing & Band Management

Booking Flights

Booking FlightsWhen your band is on a tour where driving isn’t possible, booking flights for musicians becomes a big deal. Balancing cheap prices with good times and sufficient luggage is essential for efficiency in the air.   Where to begin with booking flights for musicians Write an itinerary – Figure out your dates and know what times... Read More »

Support Slots

Support SlotsBandTools Ep 29 – Get your band support slots as an opening act with popular established artists that are touring to your city. This is not always as hard as it seems, and you will benefit from playing to bigger crowds and boosting your band’s resume. Networking and making a good impression has never been so important.... Read More »

Customer Service

Customer ServiceYou might not have thought to include this in your promotion plan to attract new fans, but customer service for bands is an incredibly important concept in order to retain existing fans, build brand loyalty, and help potential customer trust you when enquiring about making a purchase. Whilst the prospect of reaching heaps of people... Read More »

Merch

MerchOne of the biggest and most reliable income streams for bands is selling merchandise. Not only that, it’s the perfect promotional tool because other people are donning your designs and doing the unbiased marketing on your behalf wherever they go. With the sales from the actual music experiencing a decline since the glory days, merch... Read More »

Vinyl

VinylWhile physical music sales are unquestionably plummeting, astoundingly vinyl is enjoying a resurgence. Older music fans as well as the younger generation are turning to vinyl as their physical preference, some for the sound quality and some for collector purposes. Record labels and large scale bands are taking advantage of the phase, but as DIY independent... Read More »

CD Pressing

CD PressingSome say it’s a dying format and there is no denying the damning statistics, but neverless bands are still undertaking CD pressing, so let’s learn about how to do it properly.   Why do band still press CDs? To hold a physical product in their hands To see the artwork, have a booklet, and lyrics/credits... Read More »

ISRC Codes

ISRC CodesEnsure your songs can be traced and identified by giving them ISRC codes. Getting ISRC for your recordings is free and easier than you may think. What is ISRC? ISRC stands for International Standard Recording Code. It is the international identification system for recorded works. Each code is unique and is permanently encoded into a... Read More »

How to book a tour

How to book a tourIf you’ve got an itch to get your band on the road, it is worth considering learning how to book a tour for yourself. It’s not as hard as you think, you’ll learn plenty in the process, and can strategically increase your band’s profile for future endeavours. When is it a good time to book your own... Read More »

How to book a gig

How to book a gigStop desperately waiting for that next show offer, and learn how to book a gig yourself. It’s not as hard as you think, you’ll learn plenty in the process, and can strategically increase your band’s profile in the local scene. When is it a good time to book your own gig If you’re a new... Read More »

Reviews, Interviews, Radioplay

Reviews, Interviews, RadioplayNo matter how many high-level marketing strategies you try, finding and impressing potential fans can be done by easy music promotion. At the end of the day it comes down to two things – Recording awesome songs and honest credible promotion. Reviews, interviews and radioplay are three old-school music marketing pieces of gold that are... Read More »