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Help Your Band ‘GetBooked’

No Comments 3 December 2012

Help Your Band ‘GetBooked’

Hear It Local recently released GetBooked, a new Facebook application offering the first Direct to Fan booking platform for Independent Music.  GetBooked makes it easy for fans to find, fund and book the musicians they “like” on Facebook for house concerts and private events.  Independent musicians will now be able to use GetBooked to inspire and facilitate the fan booking and payment process right from their Facebook page.

“The Direct to Fan business model has already made it possible for musicians to cut out the middle man and reach their fans directly to market their band, sell their music and merchandise, and even fund their next project. But until now, touring and live shows have been left out of the Direct to Fan evolution,” said Matt Lombardi, chief executive officer of Hear It Local. “GetBooked allows Independent Musicians to leverage their Facebook page to get house concert and private gig bookings directly from their fans, which means that fans get a unique live music experience they’ll remember and bands get a sustainable revenue stream and touring schedule”.

House concerts are live music concerts held at a private home that can range in size from anywhere to 5 people on up. House concerts can take a form similar to a typical concert, where the guests are there to listen to the performance, or they can take a form similar to a private event, where the live music is a part of the party experience, but doesn’t take center stage. 

GetBooked helps musicians leverage their existing fans on Facebook to educate them about their availability for House Concerts and private events and then facilitates the booking and payment (offering crowd funding as an option), right from the musician’s Facebook page. The Facebook app allows Independent musicians to get bookings while they’re on tour, or playing locally and to make money without having to do any additional marketing. “House concerts are an amazing way to personally connect with our fans but there’s never been an easy way to book, manage, and promote them”, Guitarist Chris Yetter of Orange Avenue says. “With GetBooked, all of the work is done for us and the payment is handled before we even show up for the gig. We can’t wait to use it to perform in front of more fans than ever before!”

To learn more about GetBooked, visit: https://apps.facebook.com/hearitlocal-booking/

Hear It Local: http://www.hearitlocal.com

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