Why Do I Need an Artist Management Software
Booking artists, and/or running a band and a music business isn't easy. It's hard to stay profitable with the amount of work you need to do just to get a band to the stage.
If you want to make a decent living without going insane from overworking yourself and your admin team (if you've got one), you need to be efficient in the office.
Therefore, finding the right software and apps to streamline all your client, musician, money, document and music management is essential.
Otherwise, you'll just be duplicating information between all your various apps and wasting your precious time, and likely making errors here and there too.
A simple google search for 'Artist Management Software' will get you several results. Unfortunately, most of them just don't have the features needed to support professional artists and bands.
In this comparison study, we've focused on these 5 popular options:
- Gig Well
- Band Helper
- Marcato Musician
- My Gigs
- Back On Stage
What To Look For In Artist Managemet Apps
Being efficient means having all your information in ONE place. Therefore, the best software for artist management should:
- Facilitate all aspects of artist management ("Artist Management")
- Make it easy to take care of your clients ("Client Care")
- Store all your set lists and music resources ("Music Library")
With that in mind, let's dive in and compare the 5 best options in the market!
SO, WHAT'S THE BEST APP FOR "ARTIST MANAGEMENT"
Great artist management software should be able to help you:
- Booking the right musicians for each gig,
- Communicating ALL gig details to musicians in a timely manner,
- Making sure everyone completes their assigned tasks on time,
- Paying everyone on time, and
- Keeping track of who you have paid and who you still owe.
Wow, that's quite a bit!
So let's see which of our five apps can handle all those tasks:
|Artist Management:||Back on Stage||Gig Well||Band Helper||Marcato Musician||My gigs|
|Create & Share Gig Details||✔︎||✔︎||✔︎||✔︎|
|Private Chat for Each Gig||✔︎||✔︎||✔︎||✔︎|
|Auto Musician Invoice||✔︎|
|Social Media Scheduling||✔︎|
WHAT'S THE BEST APP FOR "CLIENT CARE":
Back On Stage App is the best band management software for client care.
From setting up booking to sending contract and invoice in just a few clicks, BOS gives you all the tools you need to make your clients feel special including an integrated communication system, and built-in modules that make secure payments quick and easy!
|Client Care:||Back on Stage||Gig Well||Band Helper||Marcato Musician||My gigs|
|Lead Capture Forms||✔︎|
|Auto Contract & Invoice||✔︎|
|Electronic Contract Signature||✔︎||✔︎|
WHAT'S THE BEST APP FOR "MUSIC LIBRARY":
Set and Forget! Putting together a show has never been easier!
We've just connected your entire sheet music library to BOS. Never again will your drummer say, "What are we playing next? Oh, I don't have the music." BOS app is a smart app that understands which musician reads which music part. Send our Smart Setlist out to your musicians and BOS will make sure everyone gets their correct sheet music in the right order.
|The Repertoire Features:||Back on Stage||Gig Well||Band Helper||Marcato Musician||My gigs|
|Drag & Drop Setlists||✔︎||✔︎|
|Interactive Smart Setlists||✔︎|
|Share Notes, PDFs, Video & MP3||✔︎|
|Smart PDF Distribution||✔︎|
|Calculate Setlist time||✔︎|
Are You Using Too Many Apps?
The One App To Handle ALL Your Artist Management
How many different tools and software are you using to manage you band? If your answer is anything more than one, then that’s frankly too many. The founders at BOS had to deal with the pain of working with half a dozen apps and constantly organizing information from multiple places, just to ensure that all the required administrative tasks were handled properly.
So they created a tool that enables you to capture leads, interact with clients, and manage your bookings all from a single dashboard.