Music / Marketing / Design
 

GROW YOUR EMAIL LIST WITH:

ConvertKit

The best time to start building your email list was yesterday. The second best time is now! ConvertKit is so easy to use and still has all the advanced features you need to grow your list, create killer landing pages, and deliver music to your subscribers.

Once I saw how easy it was to use and my open and click rates go through the roof, I was sold.

Bonus: Use my link to get an extended, free 30-day trial.


GRAB YOUR BAND’S DOMAIN WITH:

Hover

You need your own home on the web and the first place to start with that is buying your domain name. Hover makes it super-easy to register your website domain - without all the annoying upsells that you don’t need at this point.

Bonus: Use my link to get $2 off your domain.


SET UP BRANDED EMAIL WITH:

G Suite

In order to make sure your emails don't get lost in people's crowded inboxes, it's important to make sure they are professional and stand out. The easiest way to do that? Set up branded email through G Suite.

That way you can use your own domain and have booking@yourbandname.com or management@yourbandname.com, for example. You'll get faster replies, establish credibility and appear more professional. Guaranteed.


BUILD YOUR WEBSITE WITH:

Squarespace

It's 2019 and if you don't have a website set up by now, we need to get that taken care of ASAP. Not only do you need a great website, but it needs to function well for mobile devices. You need your own platform where you control 100% of what happens.

Squarespace integrates with every service musicians need and use. It’s incredibly easy to use, looks awesome, and also allows for extensive customization options.

Bonus: Get 20% off your first year of Squarespace. (Only available for web design clients. Contact me if you're interested or have questions.)


CREATE EASY CONTRACTS FOR YOUR SHOWS WITH MY:

Performance Agreement Template

Every musician has their fair share of touring stories where they drove 6+ hours only to be told, "Sorry, you're not getting paid." If you are booking your own shows and not putting contracts together, you open yourself up to a ton of potential issues. You’re also missing out on an opportunity to represent yourself professionally with talent buyers and venues.

Years ago I met with an entertainment lawyer to set up an easy, readable, customizable 3-page contract that I could use every time I booked my own band. Just replace the highlighted text with your own show and contact info. Simple!

 

SELL YOUR MUSIC ONLINE WITH:

TuneCore

Use TuneCore to get your tracks on Spotify, ITunes, Amazon, and all the major digital stores your tunes needs to be on. The reason that I love TuneCore is because you keep 100% of your earnings. They also have some of the best sales reports in the digital distribution game.


COLLECT YOUR PUBLIC PERFORMANCE ROYALTIES WITH:

ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers collects public performance royalties for it’s registered works and pays them out accordingly to their members.


COLLECT YOUR DIGITAL PUBLIC PERFORMANCE ROYALTIES WITH:

SoundExchange

SoundExchange collects public performance royalties on the digital side of the spectrum. (Pandora, SiriusXM, MusicChoice, etc).


COLLECT YOUR DIGITAL PUBLIC PERFORMANCE ROYALTIES WITH:

Songtrust

Use Songtrust to collect your global mechanical royalties.


RELEASING COVER SONGS? GET MECHANICAL LICENSES WITH:

TuneLicensing

Mechanical Licenses for the sale and distribution of cover songs.

 

GROW YOUR EMAIL LIST WITH:

ConvertKit

I know that I already mentioned ConvertKit on the “Get Started” tab, but email and growing your list is so crucial to building a fanbase and marketing your music that it’s worth mentioning again.

Bonus: Use my link to get an extended, free 30-day trial.


GROW YOUR SPOTIFY FOLLOWERS WITH:

Feature.fm

The pre-save is the streaming equivalent of the pre-order these days. And my favorite tool to easily set up Spotify and Apple Music pre-save campaigns is Feature.fm. This is my go-to resource to grow my Spotify followers and get on more playlists every time I release new music.

Bonus: Use my link to get $10 towards any of their services. Free money!


GROW YOUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL WITH:

TubeBuddy

TubeBuddy is a browser extension that integrates directly into YouTube to offer you tons of additional options with your video promotion efforts. This thing is amazing. Some of my favorite features include:

  • A YouTube upload checklist

  • Advanced video embedding

  • Subscriber outreach (TubeBuddy will show you the social profiles of all your YouTube subscribers)

TubeBuddy has a TON of features to help you with your YouTube promotion, so check them out!


GROW YOUR TWITTER FOLLOWERS WITH:

Tweepi

Tweepi is a comprehensive tool that has some killer features for managing and growing your presence on Twitter. You can also use Tweepi's tools to cleanup your Twitter account and get rid of irrelevant, undesirable, or inactive users.