Musicians who manage their own bands have a tool box of new software applications at their disposal. Here is a round-up of some of the offerings available these days.
ArtistForce gives musicians a variety of internet-based tools: a booking widget, an interactive press kit, built in eMarketing tools, and career and performance feedback from the experts.
Nimbit is a site used by bands like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Los Straitjackets, London Symphony Orchestra and Blind Boys of Alabama. Here you can keep track of your sales and distribution, and connect to fans all on one site.
BandCentral hopes to keep you organized with the diversity of tasks and information a band manager has: expenses, gigs, merchandise, and fans. This site includes the ability for multi-login for band management multi-tasking.
With Bandize you can manage everything from tour dates, accounting, contacts, tasks, and product management on one easy page. They offer a free 30 day trial.
No internet connection while you’re on tour? No problem. With Indie Band Manager, you can download the program and go, no internet needed. You get the tools to manage your tour and distribution as well as resources to find new gigs and contacts.