Seriously. I don't think I could book my tour without ITOM. They're a one stop shop for independent artists. Booking contacts, band contacts, promo/press contacts, touring tips, quick pitch... I can get a weeks worth of work done in an afternoon! This should be the home page on the browser of every independent touring artist. Thanks Kyle, Jamie McDermott Booking Manager/Banjo Diamond Down String Band Flagstaff, Azhttps://www.indieonthemove.com/users/DDSB
Booking a tour sounded really simple, however, selling your product in many different markets is time consuming, and much harder than expected. I reached out to Kyle Weber from IOTM to help kickstart this tour, and he did everything from pitching our brand, to drawing up a map. I can proudly say that as I may have doubted the process, I have no regrets with our final outcome. I am actually writing this in the back of tour bus right now, and I am only here because of IOTM. Thanks Kyle, you are awesome, and I'm sure we'll kick it at the top some day!
I just wanted to let everyone know how pleased I am with the assistance I've received through IOTM's DIT Tour Booking Experience...I've done my own booking for smaller tours, but wanted to save some time and make sure I was being as effective as possible with my approach. Kyle has been an invaluable resource in helping me perfect my booking inquiry email, helping me route out a tour, and most importantly, in setting up the initial set of venues to approach and sending them the inquiries. The proof is in the pudding, and with his assistance through the DIT Tour Booking Experience, the response rate from clubs increased tremendously, which in turn minimized the number of holes in my schedule that I need to follow up on further. I've already booked nine shows, only a few weeks after he sent out the pitch letters to the clubs he identified for me. Previously, doing my own booking, and using a pitch letter I composed on my own, it took several emails, many phone calls, and months of time to book the same number of dates. Now if only it were easier to get appropriate local support on weeknights...:) IOTM has helped me here too -- their Availabilities feature is great. I'm just wishing more local acts were interested in playing weeknight gigs...but I do understand the issues involved...:) Nevertheless, I highly recommend IOTM and their DIT Tour Booking Experience -- it's a very cost-effective timesaver! -Scotthttps://www.indieonthemove.com/users/sesmls
Like many of you all i'm about as indie/DIY as it comes. My manager Maurice and I have a ton on our plates when it comes to releasing new music and generally the most time consuming is booking shows. It's worth every dime to use IOTM pro services because the process of researching venues and subsequently pitching to them can be extremely time consuming and these guys take that off your hands so you can do the easy part which is getting to the responses and negotiate the deal. Are there drawbacks? Sure there is. If you're like me and you just wanna play shows you likely will have pitches sent out to A LOT of venues that may not be a good fit for your music but that said I have the luxury of being able to fly in dates so we can field offers from around the country and pick and choose the best ones. As of writing this, i've booked about 12 dates and If you go to my tour calendar i can assure you it's been booked using IOTM services and i've used every single one of them. We've used more expensive options like Pollstar's directory (which is still useful for international dates) but nothing beats the ease and cost effectiveness of IOTM pro services. And in comparison, one show even with a "decent" turnout pays for the services. [url=http://www.iamqdot.com]http://www.iamqdot.com[/url]https://www.indieonthemove.com/users/PopUp
I manage and book for an independent Southern Rock/Country artist here in Nashville. I've been using IOTM for venue research for over a year now, and it has been a huge help. Recently I decided to fine tune my sales pitch and come up with something eye catching and informative for venues that was clear and concise. I worked with an IOTM rep who walked me through my old pitch and helped me create something just what I was looking for...all for a small fee of $35. The first day I put the new and improved pitch together I booked a show in a new market I had been trying to break into. The percentage I'll make for booking that one show recoups the $35 spent for my consultation. I definitely recommend you use this service as it is helpful and super inexpensive for the results you'll see after putting your improved pitch together. -Chance-https://www.indieonthemove.com/users/cmgray85
IOTM has been a helpful resource in filling our tours with shows in all the markets we need to hit. Thanks to IOTM, we no longer deal with too many wasted days off or crazy drives!https://www.indieonthemove.com/users/wildadriatic
My band The Electro-Lights had a tour planned and as most tours go had a few dates fall out. The bad thing was these dates fell through about 3 weeks before we were supposed to be there. I found Indie On The Move and contacted them. Honestly, I was very skeptical about someone promising to contact a bunch of venues for me and help with my EPK for such a small amount of money. Within 24 hours though I became a believer. In fact within 3 days we filled 7 spots and made many contacts we never would have had without Indie On the Move. I have recommended this product to many already and I will recommend it to many more. Keep up the good work, we will for sure be working with you in the future.
I spend a lot of time on IOTM. It has so many great resources from , venues, classifieds, festival, and articles that have all helped me build my career. It's easy to find bars and clubs, but on IOTM I can find out a lot more about the venues like, genre, size, and all that helps me see if I will be a good fit, that really saves me a lot of time! All of the contact info and booking info is right there in one place, and thats also a huge time saver! Thank you for such a great website for artists like myself and many others! Jason Wellshttps://www.indieonthemove.com/users/jasonwells
We use IOTM for everything. The list of venues is unmatched and it's one of the best tools out there for artists looking to get their name out and play shows. We've used it for all of our booking, including a recent 2 month tour of the Northeast US, and we continue to use it to find gigs to play, bands to play with, and venues to play at. I don't know where we would be as a band if we didn't have this site. As a band, the way we make money is to play shows and get more fans. Indie on the Move has helped us make a name for ourselves and bring our music to people, while making lasting relationships with new fans and new friends. Thanks IOTM for being awesome and helping us live our dream!https://www.indieonthemove.com/users/CATFoxtrots