Back On Stage vs. Band Pencil

The best Back On Stage alternative

Band Pencil has been purpose-built to simplify your event and band management and is packed with features that help to make your management and event organisation as efficient as possible.


Our customers love us

We're used by some of the best music and entertainment companies worldwide.

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" Can’t recommend it enough and can’t do without it! "

Groove Nation • London, UK

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" Band Pencil has been revolutionary to our management! "

MIB Band • UK

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Band Pencil is thoughtfully designed for the purpose of performing music at events. I have always had to adapt other CRMs to try to meet this need, but Band Pencil is the best by far.

Benjamin T Warner Events

Why choose Band Pencil over Back On Stage?

Though Back On Stage offers a largly the same set of features, they don't quite have the user interface Band Pencil offers. With Band Pencil you can get users always comment that the musician and client portals look incredibly professional.

Designed with love

We’re focused on providing the best user interface to make your job easier not harder.

Trusted by thousands

Established in 2019, Band Pencil is trusted by thousands users, across 10 countries.

Easy to use

Our platform is simple, self-explanatory, and super easy-to-use. You'll be up and running in just a few minutes.

Band Pencil is the most trusted band management software

Band Pencil was established in 2019 to help organise every aspect of a gig, including contract creation, invoicing and payment, file management, managing musicians and tracking financials.

  • Easy to use interface
  • Professional client and musician portals
  • Trusted every day by thousands of musicians
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How Band Pencil is better suited for you

We’re a band management software built by musicians for musicians. With our particular background and expertise, we’ve designed Band Pencil to give you everything you need and nothing you don’t. You’ll be backed by our simple and powerful tool to grow your business.

Band Pencil Back On Stage
Manage gigs online
Collect availability from musicians

Musician Management
Unlimited musicians
Accept invoices from your musicians
Accept contracts between you and your musicians
Easy to access Musician Portal (i.e. musicians don't need to create an account)
Build your band line up
Create groups of musicians
Keep track of musicians you haven't paid

Client Management
Ability to invoice your clients
Ability to send contracts to your clients
Accept online payments

Songs & Setlists
Song library
Build setlists
Auto setlist duration calculator
Setlist Live Viewer for viewing on gigs

Band Management
Detailed financial reports
Form builder to collect responses
Detailed lead capture form
Track gig referral sources
Store details about your services
Store details about your venues

Configure musician notification settings
Track which emails haven't been opened
Bulk email clients, musicians and groups

Move to Band Pencil in seconds

Ready to make the switch but feel stuck? We have built a easy to use import function so you can import your musicians, clients, events and songs in seconds.

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A better experience for your members, musicians, crews and clients
and fewer headaches for you. You’ll be set up in minutes.