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How to get more gigs as a musician?

How to get more gigs as a musician?

28 Aug 2020
But before you go signing yourself up to these agencies you need to make sure you're ready to show the public what you've got. Below I've listed a few things you need to have before going public!


How much does it cost to hire a band?

How much does it cost to hire a band?

27 Aug 2020
How much does it cost to hire a live band? 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.


Freelance Musician? How to manage your gigs with Band Pencil

Freelance Musician? How to manage your gigs with Band Pencil

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.


Your Band Pencil: You don’t have to run a band to use Management by Band Pencil

Your Band Pencil: You don’t have to run a band to use Management by Band Pencil

01 Oct 2019
Management by 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.


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