10 Must Use Tools for Your Beat Business
While you may be riding solo when it comes to managing your music business, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to make your moves alone. Modern technology and brand new tools that have entered the digital realm make it easier than ever to automate and manage your business. The goal is to spend more time making music than managing your music, and to achieve that we’ve presented 10 must use tools that you should be using to accelerate your beat business.
Mailchimp for Connecting
Email Marketing is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to market to your fans and convert listeners into customers. In fact, there are 4 billion daily email users, and this number is expected to climb to 4.6 billion by 2025. (Statista, 2021) The BeatStars Pro Page Plan comes with a FREE Mailchimp integration, and unlocks the ability for you to automate email workflows to your subscribers and customers. Learn more about Mailchimp and how you can use it to target your audience in our email centric tutorial videos.
ManyChat for Customer Service
You can’t always be around to answer your customer’s questions 24/7, and that’s okay because there’s a tool that can do that FOR you! Chatbots are a must-use customer service tool that are extremely useful in providing a stellar customer experience. Chatbots can help increase your sales, gain insights in customer behavior, and provide answers to customer questions immediately. (Onlim, 2020) ManyChat is a free, no-code chatbot builder that comes with your Pro Page subscription. Learn more about how you can use ManyChat to sell more beats through our Producer Marketing Playbook video!
Note: ManyChat can only be used on your BeatStars Pro Page website.
Printful for Merchandise
Selling music merchandise is a great way to bring in additional revenue and promote your music! Printful is a free integration that comes with your Marketplace or Pro Page Plan that lets you seamlessly create physical merchandise for sale like t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, and more. Learn more about how you can create a merch store that converts through our Producer Marketing Playbook video below.
Canva for Artwork
Your music deserves to look as good as it sounds. With Canva, you can create beautifully designed social media graphics, album and track artwork, logos, and more. The BeatStars x Canva integration makes it easier than ever to create artwork for your latest tracks and albums. Learn more about how you can use Canva to level up your music’s artwork through our downloadable guide here.
Buffer for Social Scheduling
Let’s be honest - posting on social media is a TIME. SUCK. It’s time that could be used to make music, try out new production styles, or connect with other musicians. Fortunately, there’s a way for you to get that time back. Introducing Buffer, a platform designed to manage social accounts by providing the means for a user to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Instagram Stories, Pinterest, and LinkedIn, as well as analyze their results and engage with their community.
StoryAMP for Publicity
Getting the publicity your music deserves can be...difficult. Breaking through the noise and connecting with the right industry professionals is hard to achieve on your own. This is where StoryAMP enters the picture. StoryAMP is a music publicity platform that helps artists access media publicity. The platform has helped thousands of artists with the tedious task of music publicity, and works to email relevant journalists to help you and your music gain deserved exposure.
Spotify for Artists
If you’ve distributed your music to Spotify or are an active Spotify user, you better not be sleeping on Spotify for Artists! Spotify for Artists allows you to manage your Spotify profile, get deeper music and audience data, pitch your new music to playlists, and highlight key songs, concerts and playlists with Artist Pick.
Distribute your music to Spotify through BeatStars Distribution, and start accessing Spotify for Artists.
MusicFibre for Resources
MusicFibre is a free and ever-growing directory of hand-picked music resources intended to help people in the music industry work more efficiently. 35 categories ranging from crowd-funding for music to online collaboration are available to sift through. Whatever your needs are, MusicFibre is there for you.
YouTube for Artists
YouTube is one of the most important platforms a musician can be on. When you post your music to YouTube, you’re accessing millions of potential listeners, and in turn are fostering a community. YouTube for Artists is a one-stop-shop to help artists engage with that community while accessing an advanced suite of analytics.
FanConnect is a text messaging platform that allows you to connect with your fans, build community, and convert your audience into paying customers. Text marketing is highly cost-effective and offers a read rate of 97% within 15 minutes of delivery. (Business.com, 2021) The best part? FanConnect is completely free with your Marketplace or Pro Page Plan. Learn more about how you can use FanConnect to connect with your customers in our video below.