FanBand Software is a new $39.99 application for musicians that is designed to let you sell digital music files at gigs.
FanBand works by letting your audience purchase songs directly from a laptop you provide at shows, and automatically sends your music file directly to their email address, without the need for a credit card terminal, a merchant account, or even an internet connection in the venue at the time.
All transactions are cash only, and you retain 100% of the profit.
You also obtain the fan’s email address and MySpace address, so you can build a ‘local MySpace list’ to keep your new fans updated, right from FanBand Software.
In addition to selling your mp3 files at shows, you can also use FanBand as a listening booth and a mailing list. You can keep track of how many plays a song received, how many songs you sold and other statistics all from the show.
When your fans check their email accounts, all they do is download your songs that they purchased at the show. You can contact them directly to their MySpace page or via email the following day, and thank them for coming down to your show and supporting you.
Fanband doesn’t list the specs on the site, but it looks Windows only. A free demo version is available, so you’ll want to give it a try if you’re interested in the software.
The software is brand new – so if you give it a try, let me know what you think in the comments!