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The ultimate band management application?

Discussion in 'Studio Lounge' started by bernee, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. bernee

    bernee Guest

    Hi guys,

    I’m looking into some different software applications, both offline (windows) and online (web), and I just wanted to know what YOU think are essential tools / features for managing a band, and taking them to the next level? Any help / suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Matt
     
  2. bernee

    bernee Guest

    Oh, and I acknowledge that there are many, many aspects to managing a band. I could envisage a lot of these aspects could be assisted in the management side of things through some software, eg:
    1. Contact management (venues, industry contacts, etc)
    2. Fan management (letting the fans know about upcoming gigs, recordings, etc via mailing lists / e-newsletters and so forth)
    3. Financial management (tracking and keeping band finances in order)
    4. Website management (easy way of updating band website with latest news, etc - as in a blog or something like that, that any numpty can use)
    5. Band calendar (where band members can block out dates that they can't play gigs, and gigs are also entered into this calendar. then it could automatically remind band members what time sound check is for particular gigs thru email and/or sms)

    These are just a FEW things that I think could be invaluable in assisting the management of a band and I was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts of products that could do some or all of this? And if anyone does use any sort of product like this, what are the pros and cons of it?

    Here are some examples:
    indiebandmanager.com
    bandtastic.com
    thebandleadersoftware.com
    vocalist.org.uk/gigapp.html

    Cheers,
    Matt
     
  3. JeffShap

    JeffShap Guest

    You could also look into our Tour Management and Accounting software at http://www.OnTourSoftware.Com. It includes Accounting, Production and Merchandising.
     
  4. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    phone book with connections to all the right people
     

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