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I need a booking software for my band, where do I start?

I need a booking software for my band, where do I start?

22 May 2024
Struggling with the administrative side of performing, from tracking inquiries to handling contracts and invoicing? Event booking software might be the solution you need. Here's where to start.

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Deckbooks is closing down, what do I do now?

Deckbooks is closing down, what do I do now?

09 Feb 2024 • With Deckbooks closing down on the 9th October 2024 it's time to start thinking about migrating to a new provider. In this article we'll explain how to pick your new management software and how to migrate.


Best Band Management Apps of 2023
Band Management Software

Best Band Management Apps of 2023

18 Aug 2023 • In this article we will explore the best band management apps of 2023 to help you manage your musicians and grow your business.


5 Ways Band Management Software Can Save You Time
Band Management Software

5 Ways Band Management Software Can Save You Time

18 Aug 2023 • Top 5 ways in which Band Pencil can enhance your band management efficiency and save you valuable time. By utilizing a management software tailored for artists, band leaders, and musicians, you are empowered to spend more time in the spotlight,


How to Choose Your Band Management Software
Band Management Software

How to Choose Your Band Management Software

02 Jul 2023 • Band management is a challenging task for musicians, especially when juggling various responsibilities. This is where online management solutions like Band Pencil come in.


Top 4 Ways to Secure More Gigs
Musician Management Tips

Top 4 Ways to Secure More Gigs

17 Jan 2023 • Securing more gigs remains a cornerstone to ensuring continued success as a musician. Within this article, we delve into a guide to the 4 most effective approaches for you to secure more gigs.


Musician Contract Template (Free Download)
Musician Contracts

Musician Contract Template (Free Download)

17 Jan 2023 • A musician contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties that outlines the terms and conditions of a particular arrangement e.g. hiring a musician to perform at an event.


How much does a band cost in 2023?
Musician Management Tips

How much does a band cost in 2023?

22 Oct 2022 • The following starting prices are pretty typical: Large live band (6 musicians+) e.g. wedding band: £1,675 (up £100 from 2022).


What is Agency Booking Software?
Agency Booking Software

What is Agency Booking Software?

22 Oct 2022 • Agency booking software, or sometimes named agency management software is a cloud-based platform designed to specifically to help music or entertainment agencies manage everything.


What is Entertainment Management Software?
Entertainment Management Software

What is Entertainment Management Software?

09 Oct 2022 • Entertainment management software is a cloud-based platform designed to specifically to help entertainment companies manage everything relating to their professional work, from bookings, to issuing contracts and invoicing and mana


Top 3 Payment Software For Musicians
Musician Invoices

Top 3 Payment Software For Musicians

26 Jul 2022 • As a band or freelance musician, it's important to be able to accept payments via online and using a POS system as well as cash and bank transfer. We list our top 3 payment software musicians should be using.


How much does it cost to hire a band in 2022?
Musician Invoices

How much does it cost to hire a band in 2022?

11 Apr 2022 • How much does it cost to hire a band in 2022. The cost depends on a few factors such as the date of your event (week days Sun-Thur are cheaper than Fridays and Saturdays).


7 Reasons Why Musicians Should Manage Their Business Digitally
Band Management Software

7 Reasons Why Musicians Should Manage Their Business Digitally

09 Jan 2022 • As musicians evolve, their industry is also changing rapidly. Over the years, digital tools have helped them do their jobs more efficiently. But it's only recently that this idea of managing events and bands digitally has become popular in the busine


What is Artist Management Software?
Artist Management Software

What is Artist Management Software?

27 Nov 2021 • Artist management software is a cloud-based platform designed to specifically to help artists (or band managers) manage everything relating to their professional work.


Musician Invoice Template (Free Download)
Musician Invoices

Musician Invoice Template (Free Download)

23 Aug 2021 • Download a free musician invoice template. Use to invoice clients, businesses and other musicians.


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