The Story Behind the Best App for Bands
“It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead — and find no one there.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Struggling to keep up...
My name is Reuben, and I’m the bandleader for The Phonix, a 9-piece Canadian Funk & Soul band from Vancouver, BC. We’ve performed over 600 events since 2009, and I understand the challenges of managing an event band.
For over ten years, I have been busy running around, in circles at times, to get things done. I worked hard, focusing all my energy on all the business tasks instead of growing my band and playing the music that I love.
Thankfully, one of my bandmates, Eric, stepped up to help with managing the band so I could finally have the freedom to focus on my vision of building a one-stop solution for band management. A dream for a software application that would automate the tedious tasks of band management that were wearing me out.
Built On In-Depth, Real-World Analysis
Back in 2013, during an 8-month period, I decided to keep a journal of all the band management tasks I completed to find out where my time went. I wanted to know how I could save time, generate more revenue, and have more time for my passions, which are music, family, and friends.
Here’s what I found out from my journal. To save time, book more gigs, and be more organized, I needed to speed up these five main areas:
- Preparation of contracts and invoices
- Booking and communicating with musicians
- Preparation of set lists and maintaining the music library
- Bookkeeping and paying musicians
- Client communications
With thorough research, analysis, and Eric’s help, we spearheaded the Back On Stage project with the goal of making, hands down, the best app for bands, anywhere.
A Solution That Will Save Thousands of Hours for Bandleaders & Musicians
Back On Stage is a highly innovative software. It’s a web-based productivity app that allows bandleaders to book gigs in minutes instead of hours. The software automates most bandleader functions using client relationship management (CRM), scheduling, communication, and repertoire management tools. It saves bandleaders up to 80% of their administrative time and helps eliminate those late-night phone calls and oh-so-familiar feelings of "did I remember to book a drummer for gig X" and "Am I forgetting something?". Back On Stage is an application that will keep bandleaders everywhere from losing any more hair!
The goal of Back On Stage is to help event bands to optimize their capacity, generate more revenue, and improve professionalism, using a single organizational application. It provides equal opportunities for all by levelling the band management playing field.
Is it really the best app for bands?
Find out for yourself by taking a look at our band booking software features inside Back On Stage.