Band Pencil Blog

All your tips and tricks for musicians and band managers.

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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.


Accept Online Payments with Band Pencil Pay

Accept Online Payments with Band Pencil Pay

20 Aug 2020
Start accepting online payments with our new feature called Band Pencil Pay. This feature helps musicians and band leaders get paid for gigs faster.


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.


Enquiry Form

Enquiry Form

16 Apr 2020
We've just launched our enquiry form that could be easily integrated into your own website via HTML code. Once a client submits the form you will receive and email and you'll be able to see the enquiry on Band Pencil!


Helping You During this Time

Helping You During this Time

30 Mar 2020
Our mission has always been to help musicians around the world organise and manage their gigs and teaching. As the global situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, I wanted to take a moment to share what we are doing at Band Pencil to support our commu


New Invoices

New Invoices

26 Mar 2020
We've made three major changes to the way invoices work on Band Pencil.


Mark as Cancelled & Cc'ing

Mark as Cancelled & Cc'ing

23 Mar 2020
You can now mark an event status as 'Cancelled'. When doing so it is important to do the following


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