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So What Happened Yesterday?

| | December 2, 2014 | Comments

If you attempted to log into your Bombplates site (or even visit bombplates.com), you might have noticed that you weren't able to reach your site for quite some time. You may have questions "What happened there?" "This is awful! I have a big show/album release/showcase coming up! Can I count on...

Which Email Service Is Best For Artists?

| | May 27, 2014 | Comments

While social networks have become a very important tool in an artist's brand-building repertoire,  Email marketing is still one of the best ways to stay in touch with your fan base. Sending news, tour dates, and media straight to their inbox makes sure they are in the loop even if they...

Bombplates launches site for legendary band

| | May 16, 2014 | Comments

BOMBPLATES LAUNCHES SITE FOR LEGENDARY BAND

This past week the Bombplates team launched a new website for the legendary Charlie Daniels Band. It is an honor to be asked to help tell the 50-plus year story of one of the worlds most recognized and...

System Updates 4/12/14

| | April 24, 2014 | Comments

Here's a quick overview of some features and bug fixes we've been working on the past few weeks!

New Features

  • Google Tour Syncing - Tour dates now sync with Google's new...

System Updates 3/19

| | March 19, 2014 | Comments

We are in the process of pushing out some system updates that will add the following features and fix a few bugs.

  • You can now password protect any page via Settings -> Password Protected Pages
    • You will also have the option to password protect any custom...

How to Effectively Use Download Campaigns

| | February 10, 2014 | Comments

It’s become common convention that giving away something for free is the only way to get fans to engage with an artist.

While a download for an email address is a great way to build your mailing list and start your following, it does not reward the fans that are truly boosting your...

Theme Updates & Changes

| | February 3, 2014 | Comments

You may have noticed we've changed the naming sheme for the templates to clean things up a bit. We're not going to give away the secret, but its a pretty...

Bombplates Update 1/23/14

| | January 23, 2014 | Comments

We're pushing a major update with various performance enhancements and system tweaks based on your feedback.

Some features may not be availble for older designs at the moment, but will be supported soon.

Bombplates Update 1/13/14

  • Band Logo is now linkable...

5 Takeaways from @AmericanaFest

| | October 2, 2013 | Comments

A few days ago, the city of Nashville was overrun by banjo pluckers, guitar pickers and upright bass players (I had nothing clever for that one).

This sounds like the typical day in Nashville, but this was different. 

This was the...

Draw

| | September 19, 2013 | Comments

I read an interesting open letter last week about how venues need to work on building up their own draw instead of relying on bands to do all the promotion. That got me...

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