Biography – As a band who is not well known yet, it’s important that you tell the world a bit about yourselves – when you formed, your sound, what you’ve achieved so far and what you’re currently up to (recording a new album, on tour etc) are all good topics. Make sure it isn’t too long winded though, no one wants to read your life story, but don’t simply put “A band from Billericay”. A couple of paragraph’s would be perfect. You can also include a couple of quotes (if you’ve received any) from the press or mention if one of your songs has been played on a reputable radio station’s.
Music – It amazes me the number of unsigned bands out there who don’t make their music available on their BandApps and other social media outlets like Facebook. If you want to be heard more and build your fanbase, then make your music as easily accessible as possible
“But we haven’t got any recorded material yet”, I hear a few of you saying. Well sort out your priorities and focus on writing some (preferably good) songs and get them recorded and stop arsing around on BandApp!
Shows – You’d be surprised by the number of bands that don’t even put up their tour dates. It’s also a sin not to put up any information about the gig/s i.e. the time, location (add a map), where to buy tickets etc.
It is frustrating for a punter like me to have to continually go to external websites, whether it be to listen to your music, see your tour dates or watch your videos, when your BandApp can do it all from one platform!
Photo’s – Obviously your fans want to see what you look like, so don’t be shy, get your pose on! We want to see up to date quality images though, not all iPhone photo’s, so make sure to get a decent set of promo shots/gig shots sorted. On a tight budget? Then get in touch with photography student to do it for free! They’re always looking for ways to bolster their portfolio and most love working in other creative fields like music.