Songkick – Promote your events online

Songkick – Promote your events online

Physical 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 central database and have them integrate with other platforms automatically.

What is Songkick

A platform focusing on concert discovery services and ticket sales, by connecting artists directly with millions of fans around the globe.

 

Features

Integrates your dates with Spotify, Facebook, Bandcamp & Soundcloud.

Displays dates on Songza, Hype Machine, Foursquare, MTV.

Gives a dedicated tourdates tab on your band’s Facebook page.

Allows fans to track their favourite artists.

Scans music libraries on iPhone & Android to track relevant artists. Can import from lastfm.

Schedule announcements in advance.

Link to ticket sales on Songkick or through your own custom URL.

 

Learn how to install Songkick on your website, Facebook & Bandcamp with the BandTools tips below!

 

1. Go to your Artist Tourbox at this link.

2. Click on Reach More Fans.

3. Follow the steps below for each platform

 

How to install widget to website to promote events with Songkick

 

Click on Install Now under the website section, edit if you want, then copy the HTML code.

If you have Bandzoogle as recommended in episode 2 of BandTools, simply add a HTML box to the area you want it to appear, and paste the Songkick code.

If you have a WordPress site, search Songkick in the plugins area, update the settings to link your page, then activate the widget.

 

How to install tab on Facebook to promote events with Songkick

 

Click on Install Now under the Facebook section.

Click Add The Songkick Tab.

Select your band’s page in the pop up window and add page tab.

Now check out your Facebook band page and make sure it’s there!

 

How to install on Bandcamp to promote events with Songkick

Click on Install Now under the Bandcamp section.

Click on Take Me To Bandcamp and log in.

Go to your profile settings and scroll down to ‘Upcoming shows‘.

Make sure “display upcoming shows” is ticked.

 

Sign up for FREE at www.SongKick.com.

 

Note: Also keep an ear out for Eventbrite that has recently linked with Spotify for external event pages

 

 

Want help from BandTools? Please reach out to us!

 

 

 

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