Strumsy is the place that Fans & Bands Groove in Live Music 2.0. We've put a ton of effort in optimizing the way that bands can communicate their schedules and songs to their fans, and fans can find their favorite bands and request their favorite songs. If you think of a feature you'd like added, contact us and let us know what it is and we'll do the best we can to incorporate it into our application.
First, sign up for an account; choose Role as Band Admin
Add your Band(s)
Invite your Members. If they are not in Strumsy, they will be emailed invitations
Set up your preferred Distribution
Upload a Band Featured Image for each band. 990px by 330px is ideal, but any image larger than 990px wide with a 3:1 aspect ratio will work. e.g. 1500x500 like a Twitter header.
Upload a description of your band(s) that will entice new fans
Enter the songs for each band that are part of your repertoire
Give your fans a good idea of what you play
Fans can request these songs and will be tipping you for them
Enter your upcoming gigs
Most likely, you’ll see your venues in the drop-down venue list, but if you’re playing at a new venue, you will be able to enter the information of that public place and make it part of the selectable locations (favorites).
Only bands with Gigs entered will have the ability to accept requests, updated live on their mobile device or tablet (or any other computer if you carry one to your gigs)!
Bands with approaching Gigs will have their band image appear in the Strumsy header (big picture at top of the page--read, "free promotion").
This is an important part of ensuring that Strumsy is the most current and accurate place for your fans to see where and when you’re playing. Incentives will be available for bands that do a great job of keeping their schedules updated even if they don’t have any gigs in a particular stretch of time.
Make sure that you choose whether you will be accepting requests or not for each gig
Set up a payment account
You will be receiving tips through Strumsy, so you will need a PayPal account to accept those tips. Need to set up a PayPal account? It's easy! Go to PayPal.
A service fee is charged for each "tip" processed. The fee charged per transaction for the use of the payment processor via PayPal or Credit Card or any other Third Party payment portal and the convenience fee charged by US can be found on the listed Fee Schedule. The remaining payment will then be split as defined by the Band Administrator in the User DASHBOARD when distributing Band Member shares.
It's best to have a mobile device that you can receive request notifications and tip notifications on in real-time while you're playing. Strumsy has both an Android and an IOS app
Tell your fans about Strumsy at your gigs so they can make requests and watch as your dialogue with your fans increases the value of your gigs.