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From the second he heard Erik B and Rakim, Bandbasher CEO DeCarlos Garrison knew he wanted to be in the music business. He joined a few hip hop groups as a young man, but then, while studying to be an engineer, he found his true calling: management and deal making. ...
Garrison was soon managing several groups, one of which scored a Top 40 hit. He closed big deals, travelled frequently. Then, Garrison met his future business partner, Gleb Teper, a developer whose family came to Florida from the Black Sea port of Odessa. They wound up chatting one day and struck up a friendship that blossomed into a working collaboration. Together, they bashed out Bandbasher: a digital platform which helps users perfect their music business acumen, keep all assets handy, monitor social feeds, analyze the impact of promotional pushes, and deal with finances.

Bandbasher’s video-based learning resources cover a variety of subjects, including branding, collaboration, budgeting, project management, distribution, networking, music videos, and record deals. When users are ready to put lessons into action, Bandbasher acts as a master control hub. Teper adds, "Our goal with artists is to help them conduct themselves as a business, with both the right knowledge and the right tools.”

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Exodus: Migrate and Manage Your Soundcloud Tracks via Bandbasher’s New Tool

Sometimes, the cloud bursts, or threatens to. If you are a label, artist, or manager, the last thing you need is to have all your assets left hanging. The shaky status of popular services like Soundcloud has gotten music professionals worried about what to do next.

Bandbasher, the artist management and education platform, has the solution. “We heard the concern from artists, and we decided to make it easy for anyone to move all their assets, including likes and other data, to Bandbasher,” says CEO DeCarlos Garrison.

Migration is easy. Bandbasher users can move their audio tracks, track descriptions, images, albums, plays, and likes to their account. “This is a great backup,” Garrison explains. Storage on Bandbasher is free for 30 days and remains free for 200 minutes of files thereafter. Data on plays and other factors are incorporated into the Numbers dashboard on BandBasher, making it easy to see what tracks are gaining an audience. Users can also direct potential listeners to stream tracks via Bandbasher.

Moving the tracks involves a password and a few clicks. Bandbasher takes care of the rest.

This new feature is one of several the platform is rolling out as part of its ongoing crusade to bring powerful business tools to independent musicians, managers, and labels. “I went through enough as a manager to know how hard it is to learn everything you need to know, and how hard it is to keep track of everything,” Garrison notes. He spent years working for labels and repping artists (including those who scored Top 40 hits). Garrison and Teper translated that management experience into a series of video courses and management tools to keep every aspect of a music project running smoothly.

“If you’re spending hours trying to back up assets, those are hours you can’t spend reaching out for shows or press, or recording in the studio,” states Garrison. “Bandbasher wants you to work on your career, not mess with your accounts on various platforms.”