tools + resources
There's definitely something to be said for using the right tool for the right job. I mean, you wouldn't use a coat hanger to display a precious work of art would you?
No, you wouldn't! So why MacGyver the hell out of your business?
All of the tools and resources on this page have been battle tested by me... and I ended up winning by:
As I continue to find and test new goodies, I will add them to this digital swag bag. It's my commitment to helping you start, grow or survive as a savvy music business owner.
Wait... I almost forgot something. Because I am uber excited to see your biz grow and flourish, I am offering a 30 minute "how do I use this" consultation for $47 on anything you buy through one of my links. Woozaaa!
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front of house
video editing software
Making videos just got easier. You can record anything, including your whole screen or just a specific window. Or, you can add any video, images, audio, and/or PowerPoint presentations that you already have.
social media scheduling
Visually plan, schedule and analyze posts for Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn; spend less time posting to social media and more time rocking your fans' faces off.
customer relationship system
Mailchimp is an all-in-one marketing platform that gives up-and-coming music makers, who otherwise lack the high-end tools and resources of their larger competitors, access to technology that helps you grow.
wordpress website builder
This conversion-focused WordPress theme and plug-in suite of tools is amazing! It's drag-and-drop easy to use. Annnnd there are a ton of prompts to help ensure that you're turning your visitors into fans for life.
Zoom allows you to hold virtual shows, release events or industry meet and greets with its interactive video conferencing platform. You can even stream live to Facebook pages and groups. Easy peasy.
back of house
graphic design app
Use Canva's drag-and-drop features and professional layouts to design graphics and promo materials. New features are added all the time, so I wouldn't sleep on this for long... I also suggest the Pro version upgrade.
Design assets marketplace
Find the perfect template, pair it with a striking image, and overlay beautiful type. With 4M resources from creators in 190 countries, you are bound to find the perfect creative piece for your project.
This library of nearly 150 million files, means you’ll find what you need. It's a stock photo site with high-quality, royalty-free images, high-definition footage, and thematic collections for all your creative projects.
MightyDeals is a website that offers massive discounts for web and other creative projects every day. Generally, you can save from 50% to 90% on fonts, photos, icons, templates and much more.
printed marketing materials
Moo.com is an online print and design company that is passionate about helping people of all abilities design the best looking and highest quality print products that will help our materials look great. It rocks!
Let others view your availability in real-time to self-book online 24/7; book more sessions, get paid on time, and automate and organize it all by seamlessly adding this tool to your digital utility belt.
Fan + project management system
Dubsado is a business management solution designed to cut out the busywork. Build relationships with fans and influencers, schedule appointments, and create workflows to effortlessly stay connected.
Still committing passwords to memory... or using the same password for all of your accounts? It's time to upgrade. LastPass allows you to securely save, share and create fully encrypted passwords.
membership management platform
Use MemberVault to grow your list and sell your non-performance offers all in one place. You’ll love how easy it is to get started — whether you’re brand new to the online space or a pro looking to go deeper with your community of fans and students.
Trello lets you work more collaboratively and get more done. Using boards, lists, and cards, you and your bandmates can organize and prioritize the completion of your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.
automation workflow app
Build automation workflows with just a few clicks. Zapier allows you to set up "zaps" that connect apps you use every day to stay top of mind with your audience on autopilot. Slick, right?
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