In this guide I’m going to show you how to list all of your upcoming shows on your Spotify, Bandcamp and Facebook pages using Songkick.
If you’re a gigging band I think it’s pretty much a no brainer to list your shows on all of the places that your fans might visit. Using Songkick is to do this is a great way of easing the effort load as you’ll just list them in one place and they’ll sync with Spotify, Bandcamp and Facebook.
In addition to that, if you’re not a gigging band, one trick I’ve not seen used before is listing your album releases, online shows or other important dates as events too.
Let’s go ahead and set it up!
We need to create a Songkick Tourbox account so click here to do that.
Once on the site click on the ‘Get Started’ button and then choose ‘Sign up for free’. Now you’ll have the chance to sign up with either your Spotify, Facebook or email account.
You’ll then be presented with a quick look tour of some of the features Tourbox has to offer. Let’s skip this for now.
We’re now asked to add our artists so let’s go ahead and search.
Bear in mind if you’re trying to manage a popular band like The Rolling Stones for example, you’ll be hit with a verification request (I was curious!).
OK let’s go ahead and search for our artist. If your artist already exists on Songkick you’ll have the chance to connect to the existing account by hitting the ‘Start Managing’ button. If not you can choose to add it as a new artist making sure to follow the suggested guidelines.
Create an Event
Once created you’ll be taken to a dashboard where you can view some simple stats, create events or change settings for each artist. Let’s click on the Events link and then the ‘Add Event’ button. You’ll be asked to choose whether the event you’re setting up is a Concert or Festival.
Fill out all of the details of your show including other headliners, support artists, the date, opening times, what venue and tour name. You can also schedule the announcement of the show. Once done hit the ‘Save concert’ button at the bottom.
Once created you’ll get the chance to add ticket links, prices and sale dates. Should you need to cancel the event, just click on ‘All events’ on the left menu and click the bin.
Connecting to Bandcamp, Facebook & Bandcamp
Click on the ‘Partner network’ option on the left menu and you’ll see the many platforms Songkick Tourbox can integrate with. Let’s go through them.
Spotify and Songkick Tourbox
If you click on the Spotify link you’ll find that you don’t have to do anything! The dates you’ve added should appear within 24 hours. What’s also great about this is that the shows listed are geolocated to the user’s location so they’ll only see events near where they’re based.
Bandcamp and Songkick Tourbox
If we head over to the Profile options of our Bandcamp page and scroll down, you’ll come across an Upcoming Shows section. All we have to do is check the ‘display upcoming shows’ box and we’re done!
Facebook and Songkick Tourbox
And finally If we click on the Facebook integration option we can see that it’s simply just a case of adding the Songkick Tab app to our Facebook Page and it’ll automatically sync up shows.
And that’s it! All of our shows listed on Songkick Tourbox should now sync up on Spotify, Bandcamp and Facebook. Hope that helped. Leave a comment below if you have questions/ideas or just wanna say hi 🙂
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