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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.


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.


Finance Tab Explained

Finance Tab Explained

23 Jan 2020
What does everything mean? Don't worry, I'll explain what everything means and tell you how it is useful.


How to manage your gigs

How to manage your gigs

08 Jan 2020
From the outside Band Pencil could look like a tool just for running a band, but this couldn't be more wrong! We probably have more musicians using Band Pencil to manage their personal gigging life than bands!


Events: Band vs Personal

Events: Band vs Personal

11 Oct 2019
When editing an event we give you the option to set it as a band event, or a personal event and in the article we hope to explain the different and show the benefit of having two options.


You don’t have to run a band to use Band Pencil

You don’t have to run a band to use Band Pencil

01 Oct 2019
Band Pencil is designed for people who run bands, but that’s not to stop you from using it to run your music operation.


All the reasons you should use Band Pencil as a student

All the reasons you should use Band Pencil as a student

23 Aug 2019
As a student, there are far more interesting things to be doing than managing your gigs, so we've put together all the reasons why students should be using Management by Band Pencil.


Five ways to get more out of Management by Band Pencil

Five ways to get more out of Management by Band Pencil

20 Aug 2019
Doing these five things will make you a pro at Management by Band Pencil.


How to ask clients for money?

How to ask clients for money?

30 Jul 2019
Asking confidently for a deposit, or even payment upfront can show all of your clients that you quite literally mean business.


Free contract for musicians & bands

Free contract for musicians & bands

19 Dec 2018
Free to use gig contract for musicians and bands. Free to use contract template perfect for live music hire.


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