While every one continues being critical and negative toward Spotify, I’m going to show you how to sell more and make more money.
Thanks to the awesome team at BandPage, you can sell merchandise, online and offline experiences, VIP packages, and pretty much anything you can imagine to Spotify users spinning your tunes.
BandPage + Spotify = Awesome
Once logged into BandPage, this is what the Dashboard looks like. All your connected accounts will be listed on this page. For this instance, I will be demonstrating Adding Items using BUNKS.
The above screenshot is your Band Profile page. You can edit your profile photo, bio, and links on this page.
You will notice the blue bar across the top: “NEW! Sell your merchandise and VIP experiences on Spotify. Check it out!”
Click “check it out” or click “Store” in the left-side menu.
Adding Items to your Spotify + Bandpage Store
What can you sell?
- Merchandise: tees, posters, signed CDs, vinyls, packages
- In-Person Experiences: VIP backstage, meet & greets
- Online experiences: live stream concerts, music lessons, interviews, collab on a song with a fan
- Other: pretty much anything not covered under the above categories
I chose to add the book I co-authored with C Bret of Middle Tennessee Music.com so anyone listening to my music can see what else I do.
The next time I go on tour, I will definitely be using this to sell extras and VIP packages to our shows.
Add a title, short description, and a photo representative of your offer. Under the Advanced settings you can target specific countries or leave it set to Global. You can also edit your contact email address.
On the above screen, you can set Pricing as well as create Variations of your product such as a tiered VIP experience(s) or various merch bundles or autographed items.
You can choose to link to an external site where the product is available for purchase or you can sell it using BandPage’s internal system. You will be able to use their Widgets to promote the item(s) on your website.
On the next screen we will be able to add a Detailed Description as well as link to a Video.
If you don’t have a video, just leave that field blank. The detailed description is also optional but you should take advantage of the space to give more information to listeners and fans about your offer.
If you’re not sure what to do for a video, BandPage lists some examples for you to watch.
Before publishing, BandPage lets you preview your item. You can Activate or Activate Later.
After the item is published, you are taken back to the main Store screen. From here you can Add New Items or View/Edit current ones.
That’s it. You’re now selling on Spotify.
BandPage provides much much more
Although I only covered adding items to the Spotify store, BandPage offers so much more.
It’s worth your while to take some time to look around and learn about their platform.
In other news, Digital Music News published this article about Spotify Concerts. It’s worth looking at.
Here is what the BandPage Store Widget looks like.