BandTools Podcast - Resources for Music Marketing & Band Management

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 »

BandTools – Let’s kick it up a notch

BandTools – Let’s kick it up a notchTwenty BandTools podcast episodes in and going strong. Time to get the listeners involved and provide more resources on what YOU want.   Give your feedback to BandTools – Click here to complete a quick anonymous survey!   What is BandTools? BandTools is a podcast and online resource that discovers the best online tools for... Read More »

Parlour Gigs – Book and Perform at House Shows

Parlour Gigs – Book and Perform at House ShowsGood music venues can sometimes be few and far between, shows can be hard to get, and payments can be slim after a lot of hard work, so if you want to try something different you can book and perform house shows with Parlour Gigs.   What is Parlour Gigs An Australian based website, connecting musicians... Read More »

Airbnb – Cheap accommodation for bands on tour

Airbnb – Cheap accommodation for bands on tourExpenses add up quickly when your band is on tour, but you can save money from booking cheap tour accommodation with Airbnb accommodation for bands. Hotels can be expensive, motels can be seedy, friends couches can become tiresome, but with Airbnb you can find practical accommodation in convenient locations.   Head to Airbnb now by clicking... Read More »

Songkick – Promote your events online

Songkick – Promote your events onlinePhysical promotion for gigs though posters & flyers is gradually becoming less effective, so we need to look at different ways to stand out online, we can now promote events with Songkick. No longer do you need to manually type your tour dates over and over again, with Songkick you can type them into one... Read More »

Distrokid – Get songs on music streaming services

Getting your songs on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music & more has never been easier with Distrokid music streaming services. In today’s music world it is important to expand outside just CDs and Vinyl to reach more listeners, and Distrokid is a great option to do it cheaply and easily.   What is Distrokid An online... Read More »