How to Set Up Your Marketplace 

In this post we will talk about how to set up your Marketplace. The Marketplace is your showcase page that allows you, the vendor, to list your band, venue, talent, act, service, or products and merchandise such as band shirts.

One of our big features is your ability to list in different categories, at no additional cost. That is, let’s say that you or your band performs at weddings and at area jazz clubs. This allows you to list yourself twice: once as a wedding band, and once as a jazz band. You can list yourself or your band at every type of venue, at no additional cost (according to your plan limits).

So, let’s get started!

The First Page You See After Signing Up

The entire process of getting set up, using the online wizard, should take 4-5 minutes. This is all it takes to get you set up and to give Book a Band the information we need to promote you!



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The First Page You See After Signing Up

The entire process of getting set up, using the online wizard, should take 4-5 minutes. This is all it takes to get you set up and to give Book a Band the information we need to promote you!



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SEO – For Search Engines

You should fill out the SEO section. This helps search engines find your showcase.

SEO Title – For bands, it would be the name of your band. For agents, it would be the agency title or even your name. For services, it would be the title of your service.

Meta Description – On a search engine, you see a bit of a description about the website. This is the description that goes into this field. Write something you want people to see about you on search engines.

Meta Keywords – Add some keywords, separated by commas. Example: band, TX, Texas, rock music, country music, book us, book our band, book a band, hire a band, wedding band, jazz band.

You will have a place to add your links in later. This information is for when someone shares your showcase. You get to control that information by filling out this information. You can adjust these later, in case you want to make changes.

Facebook Title
Facebook Description
Facebook Image

Twitter Title
Twitter Description
Twitter Image



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Social Media Links

Paste or type in your social media links.



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We are done setting up the Marketplace Dashboard!

Next Editing Setting and Add a Listing.



Vendor Dashboard Settings

Vendor Dashboard Settings

You can adjust any of these settings on your dashboard. See the red boxes in the below image:


Learn how to list yourself as a product.

This is how listing yourself more than once comes in. You can click “Add New” and add yourself more than once. So remember, if your band performs at, let’s say, weddings and jazz clubs, then be sure to list yourself once as a wedding band and another time as a jazz band. List yourself or your band at every type of venue, at no additional cost within the limits of you plan, to help you get maximum exposure!

Here are some more examples of multiple listings:

  • Let’s say that you are a singer for a band, play background piano music at weddings, and you also act as a DJ. So, you can list yourself three times as three different products! Let’s say you also sell t-shirts at Cafepress. You can also list those as a Related Merchandise type. This allows you to “cross-sell” yourself, your services, and your merchandise!
  • You are a photographer for both weddings and family reunions. You can list yourself as two different types of photographers. If you also offer merchandise that includes pictures on mugs or other items, then cross-sell your products.
  • You can add a product or merchandise using our External / Affiliate product. You can add links for websites like Cafepress, Amazon Music, iTunes, and other online stores. You will still need to add a short description of your product before adding the link to our marketplace.

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Now add your listings, click on Listings & Products:

Now add your listings, click on Listings & Products:



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Click “Add New”



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Fill out the form and click “Submit” to make your listing public.



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After clicking the “Add Media” button and you will get this screen (see below). You can paste in a link to embed videos or playlist. 

After you have pasted in your link, click “Insert into post” button at the bottom right. The video or playlist will then show in the Description.


Here is an example of a Spotify link https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6kIMb49bF9a2r3C00M1QaE?si=8d504b6c683f42db

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If you have more than one listing, you can use “Linked” to cross-sell products to shoppers. A band could cross sell a t-shirt that goes with their band listing.


Please post a comment if you have any questions! Questions are answered, on average, within 24 hours of date of posting.
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