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Band management software. Do you need it?

Band management software. Do you need it?

06 Jun 2021
Band management software is popular for musicians and band leaders as they provide an online management platform. Do you need one?


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The Best Online Software for Musicians is Here

The Best Online Software for Musicians is Here

18 May 2021
Band Pencil is an online software designed for musicians, band leaders, agencies and music groups. It offers the best software for music management.


Save the Planet

Save the Planet

08 Apr 2021
We're taking positive action against Climate Change. As a business we work with Ecologi to fund Gold Standard sustainability projects and the planting of carbon-cancelling trees all over the world.


Introducing the Band Builder

Introducing the Band Builder

08 Apr 2021
See who's still to book, who's confirmed and who's not available in one place with our new Band Builder tool.


Amateur Orchestra Software

Amateur Orchestra Software

26 Mar 2021
Band Pencil is an online software designed to help with musician management. Learn how Band Pencil can help your amateur orchestra.


Duplicate Function

Duplicate Function

26 Oct 2020
This function allows you to duplicate an event to another date, perfect for when events get rescheduled, or recur more than once!


How do I add, edit or delete a payment on Band Pencil?

How do I add, edit or delete a payment on Band Pencil?

29 Aug 2020
In Band Pencil, income is tracked when you mark an invoice as paid. Learn how to add, edit and delete payments in Band Pencil.


How to get more gigs as a musician?

How to get more gigs as a musician?

28 Aug 2020
Looking to get more gigs? This article outlines some useful tips on securing more gigs with a few simple steps.


How much does it cost to hire a band in 2021?

How much does it cost to hire a band in 2021?

27 Aug 2020
How much does it cost to hire a live band in 2021? Very simply, it depends on a few factors listed below. Prices can range from £150-£2,000+.


How to write and send an invoice?

How to write and send an invoice?

26 Aug 2020
An invoice is basically a piece of paper which says this is how much you owe me. They really aren't complicated, but getting them wrong can cause huge problems for getting your money.


Band Pencil Pay - Accept Online Payments

Band Pencil Pay - Accept Online Payments

20 Aug 2020
Clients can now pay their invoices through Band Pencil, using our new feature 'Band Pencil Pay'.


Redesigned Client Portal

Redesigned Client Portal

20 Aug 2020
It's been a while since we last looked at the Client Portal and we decided it needed a lick of paint! Although this doesn't have much impact on you, we hope this new update makes it much easier for your clients to interact with Band Pencil.


Account Backups

Account Backups

24 Jun 2020
Download a CSV of all your accessible data stored on Band Pencil. Backups are downloaded automatically and are not stored on our server. To download a backup navigate to your settings page.


Client Management

Client Management

23 Jun 2020
Clients are now stored in a central place in your account making it much easier to assign a client to an event.


How Coronavirus Impacted Us

How Coronavirus Impacted Us

05 Jun 2020
As governments around the world issued lockdown orders almost all venues were forced to close, events cancelled and subsequently, live music stopped. No weddings, bar gigs, birthday parties, graduations, the list is endless.


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