Tag: social media

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 »

NoiseTrade – Is an email more valuable than a sale?

NoiseTrade – Is an email more valuable than a sale?Here we have another option for your band’s digital distribution. What is more valuable for your band in the current music environment, a one-off sale or the retrieval of contact info so you can reach out to that fan again and again? This dilemma has been researched by NoiseTrade, who offer the ability to sell your... Read More »

Survey Monkey – Find out what your fans really want

Survey Monkey – Find out what your fans really wantWhy should you guess what your fans really think when you can actually ask them! There are free tools such as Survey Monkey to create quick surveys for your fans to submit anonymously, so that you can get feedback on your latest gig or discover what they want to hear on your next album.   What is Survey Monkey... Read More »

Spotify – Streaming your music for the masses

Spotify – Streaming your music for the massesMusic streaming is officially the most popular form of music consumption. With over 100 million users on Spotify alone, it is easy to see that streaming is the music industry’s fastest growing revenue source. This has been helped by the increase in smart phones, better internet connections, ease of accessibility and affordable pricing.   What... Read More »

Instagram – Promote your band with Images & Graphics

Instagram – Promote your band with Images & GraphicsSocial Media is increasingly becoming more about photos and videos, and BandTools reckons Instagram for bands takes that to the next level. Purchased by Facebook in 2012, this mobile friendly media app is a great way to share tour updates, studio diary, new merch, gig posters, and much more to keep your fans engaged in your band.  ... Read More »

Bandcamp – Stream and sell music & merch online

Bandcamp – Stream and sell music & merch onlineLike it or not, streaming is steadily taking over the music world, so it’s time to learn how to use Bandcamp. CD sales have been declining for years as fans have figured out how to download torrents and leak youtube clips for free. Since the industry has become accepting of this change in behaviour, dedicated... Read More »

Mailchimp – Create email lists to reach your fans

Mailchimp – Create email lists to reach your fansSocial media promotion can only be so effective, so BandTools recommends Mailchimp for bands. Social media wont always reach all of your potential fans, and is generally only seen by whoever is online at the time, plus there’s heaps of distractions. Email lists are great because you can capture info on your fans in one central place,... Read More »

Hootsuite – Social media for musicians made easy

Hootsuite – Social media for musicians made easyOnline band management of social networks for musician doesn’t need to be messy – Try Hootsuite! So many social media platforms, so little time.. You want your band to have presence on as many sites as possible, but if you do then you must be available to interact on them. Did you know there are free social... Read More »