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The Music Industry Made Simple

 

Build the fanbase you’ve always wanted. Earn a living playing music. Get heard. Step-by-step Spotify strategy

All taught by Sony Music sales executive and top label manager Todd McCarty.

Watch The Story. Take Control of Your Career.

This is how the music business works. Everything you must know…

No more guessing

Learn it here –  from a guy who just recently was a senior vice president at Sony Music and ran a top independent label Fearless Records for over a decade.

 

Let me help you grow your band’s business without any tricks or gimmicks. The same way that your favorite artists probably built their band. Todd McCarty

A Recognized Industry Leader.

Does It Have To Be Like This?


Ignored by the industry, ignored by Spotify and Apple Music. Paying to play, paying for playlists, selling tickets for other artists rather than your own?
Having to constantly follow up with people just to be ignored or rejected? Tens of thousands of streams, but only 500 Followers? High impressions, low engagement?
The industry withholding access, spinning a web of confusion, and even preying on your inexperience. After you release your album, struggling to keep momentum?
Introducing… Band Builder Academy.

Why I Created This Place.


To serve. To show up for you, and support musicians. It’s an active and supportive community. The freshest solutions. We stay on the pulse of the newest features and tactics.
i.e. My Instagram interview


A Spotify strategy like no other. Zero money needed for this to work, and while paid campaigns may work for the short term, this one sustains and even grows over time. To give a better understanding of the music industry, and why things are the way they are, and how you need to approach it.

What I’ll Help You Do.

Advice and support directly from a major label sales executive. No more guessing I use a guided roadmap for fan building and streaming success on Spotify and other streaming outlets.
Band Builder is packed with a lot of value right in the first week. You’ll get results for some of your problems in a matter of a couple weeks, others in several months.
Get the attention of Spotify’s curation team, so you don’t need to beg or pay other curators to put your music on their playlists.
Algorithms will finally be your friend, and other musicians will still be wrestling with it. Have you ever wondered what other artists have figured out that helped them turn the corner? Learn what’s working right now for artists that are keeping this a secret. 
One complete course that will work for your entire career. The industry will start to reach out to you, instead of the other way around.

What’s Inside Band Builder?

 

roadmap.icon Get Access to our full Course Library, Step-by-step Roadmap with 25 video lessons. New videos and courses added regularly about the topics most important to Band Builder members.
Complete in depth Spotify Course. My actual system for Spotify promotion. My best strategies are reserved for academy members only.
toolkit icon image Access to a list of recommended marketing tools that really work. And a list of activities  you should be spending time and money on, as well as ones to avoid.
Access to my Spotify web app, which utilizes the Spotify API in a way that helps you maximize your Spotify promotion. Nobody else is using this strategy, and it’s for members only.
Access to the members only Community (including me). A supportive and active community of smart artists at all levels and genres. Don’t get stuck. We pull our music industry resources and get opportunities for Band Builder Members.
Infographics, workbooks, spreadsheets, case studies, and lots of sample timelines, pitches, bios, and smart campaigns.
I utilize my network to bring you interviews and guest speakers. For example my recent interview with Instagram’s music guy and Head of Strategic Partnerships – Sunil Singhvi.

 

What Makes Band Builder Different?

Unique Roadmap

The layout of the academy is different. The unique Roadmap is a custom designed workspace that’s organized to help musicians learn. Band Builder doesn’t use a template that was organized with some other activity in mind.

Focused On You

Many online courses are topic based and leave you alone to determine what skill you want to learn. Band Builder can be used like that, but the Roadmap puts topics in the right order that stacks each skill on top of the other.

Spotify Evolved

My Spotify strategy is highly developed and I’ve been pitching music to Spotify and Apple Music since their inception. It’s my own system and there is nothing like it anywhere. I’ve also developed my own software tool that is included with membership.

Saves You $$

There is no need to buy onto playlists. You can spend that money on other things. There is no more need to hire a Spotify promotion service.

Proven Results

Results. My clients are getting record deals, publishing deals, national tour opportunities, and working on a higher level than most developing and emerging artists.

Industry Expert

It’s run by a former musician, tour manager, and label executive of 15 years.  Not by a guru, author, digital marketer, or somebody preying on you. I support and show up for artists. 

Evergreen

Some courses are structured around launching something and are only useful for one or two specific things. This academy teaches things you can do week in and week out to sustain your fan growth. It’s an evergreen process for building a fanbase.

No B.S.

The internet is a cesspool of bad marketers who are generalists. You want to learn Spotify strategy from a specialist who’s been doing it at a high level for a long time. Music streaming is what I spend most of my time an energy on.

Guided Training

This is not just information. This is guided training where with each lesson there is a result, an action, or outcome. You will be working and making progress toward your goals each step of the way.

Meet The Academy Founder.

I was the General Manager of a large independent label Fearless Records for over a decade and was a Vice President of Sales at Sony Music USA. I was also an indie musician and tour manager.
Aside from the artists I’ve worked i’m a covers specialist. You might know the “Punk Goes Pop” compilations released on Fearless Records. Love me or hate me for those, but they’ve streamed in the billions now, and sold tens of millions of tracks.

Real People, Real Music, Real Success.

Testimonials from real Members

 

Working towards our goals together with Todd, we were able to go from a DIY underground band with maybe 100,000 Spotify streams total and a few hundred CDS sold to having 5 million streams, having several #1 songs on Sirius XM Octane Satellite radio, charting on the Billboard Charts with both of our independent CD releases under Todd, growing our fanbase exponentially and landing several national tours. Todd truly cares and is passionate about helping artists and helps you set your goals, achieve them, and then set new ones. He’s is an advocate of independent artists but also is aware of the opportunities a label can provide at the right time with the right deal. Todd is the real deal!” ~ Awake At Last


“Before I worked with Todd, the most my band could draw in streams was like 30k. Working with him alone, we generated over 1 million streams from our tracks! Even though we’re still in development and taking our time with releasing new material, because of Todd, our streams just keep on growing even after more than half a year from release date. It’s truly incredible and amazing to experience. With his new thing, Band Builder, you need to get on that ASAP! Do it for yourself and the countless fans out there waiting to discover you. Let Todd help your project grow world wide” ~ Teddy – Catch Your Breath

Get Instant Access to the Academy!

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level by enrolling in the Band Builder Academy, simply choose your payment option below and click the button to join us…

PAY MONTHLY

 

$29.99
PER MONTH

Recurring payment – cancel anytime in just 2 clicks of your mouse
Hassle-free 30 day money back guarantee​​

 

PAY ANNUALLY

 

$299.99
PER YEAR

BEST VALUE: Save $50 when you join on an annual subscription!
Hassle-free 30 day money back guarantee​

 


All prices in US Dollars

 

What Members Are Saying.

Testimonials from real Members

 

“I haven’t found a place this laid out for bands to really get a solid idea on how to plan a successful campaign along with understanding so many elements on how to become a business and not just a band.” ~ Steve – Neverkept – Kolossal Mgmt


“Every time I go through part of a lesson I pause the video, and then work a bit, and then go back and watch a bit more and integrate the information into my socials, etc. I’ve put some of the lessons to use and already saw that it worked. Band Builder has me fired up again and ready to take this on. It couldn’t have come at a better time because I was feeling very lost and didn’t have much of a plan. But as always the practical, tactical advice from Todd McCarty has me kicking ass and taking names. I’ve been using Todd’s coaching services, and I recently signed a publishing deal with Arts & Crafts.”Aaron B. Thompson

30 Day No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee

When you join Band Builder Academy you are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don’t feel like you’ve received value and you decide you want to cancel any time within the next 30 days, just let us know and we’ll send you a prompt refund.

We’re confident that you’ll find Band Builder Academy useful, and we won’t make you beg or jump through hoops to get your refund. If you’re not satisfied within your first 30 days then we’ll refund you without any fuss.

Get Instant Access to the Academy!

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level by enrolling in the Band Builder Academy, simply choose your payment option below and click the button to join us…

PAY MONTHLY

 

$29.99
PER MONTH

Recurring payment – cancel anytime in just 2 clicks of your mouse
Hassle-free 30 day money back guarantee​​

 

PAY ANNUALLY

 

$299.99
PER YEAR

BEST VALUE: Save $50 when you join on an annual subscription!
Hassle-free 30 day money back guarantee​

 


All prices in US Dollars

 

What Members Are Saying.

Testimonials from real Members


“To be honest, in this short time we have known Todd, he’s helped us more than 90% of people we have met during our time as a band. Todd is a true industry hero.” ~ Al – A Scent Like Wolves

“While my band Sugarcult was under his watch at Fearless Records, Todd helped nurture us from scrappy Southern California upstarts into international rock n roll stars.  Complete with hit songs on the radio; a global touring empire; appearances at huge festivals & enough press to cover most of our parents’ refrigerators (including the ever-so-crass & decidedly American, second ‘fridge in the garage!).” ~ Marko DeSantis – Sugarcult

waking bear band
“Todd and Band Builder has been a ray of light in our learning process into the new world of digital marketing for our band. The expert advice Todd provides in his courses are simple, easy to understand, and very well curated. A huge benefit has been the consistency of support from Todd personally and through the forum inside the academy. Being able to connect and brainstorm with other musicians has been more than we could ask for.” ~ Waking Bear

Frequently Asked Questions.

So, you have questions? Let us try to answer those for you…

Academy Frequently Asked Questions

It’s time for you to take action. If you really want to have a successful, profitable music career then you need to stop guessing. Stop asking the wrong questions, and start focusing on all the right things. You need support, community, and… accountability.

Band Builder is the perfect place. If you really want to make a difference, the time is now.

Musicians at all levels and all genres.

Of course we hope you’ll be with us for a very long time – but realize that nobody will stay forever. So, if you do decide to cancel, we’ll be sad to see you go. But if you must leave then you’ll be able to do so with just 2 clicks.

We know you will LOVE Band Builder. However, if for whatever reason you’re not 100% satisfied in any way we have a 30 day money back guarantee (no questions asked). We want you to succeed, and know that if you become a member of Band Builder and really make an effort… you will get the results you are looking for.

It sounds like you’ve already built a band, haha 🙂  But, I’ve gone the distance with several platinum records, Grammy nominations, #1 songs. Those experiences allow me to think big. I’ve been on some wild rides, and hope to prepare you for your big breakthrough.

You get access to everything already inside the Academy immediately after joining! No waiting for content to be released. The Roadmap is designed to guide you along. We regularly update the lessons and add new ones too – so the library of content is continually growing.

We don’t currently offering a trial, however the video at the top of this page offers a good idea of what’s inside. If you still have questions after watching, just email support@bandbuilderacademy.com

Yes. If you have a release coming out in a few weeks, next month from now, this academy will help you. If you just released your album or EP, no problem, we’ve got you covered.

Absolutely, and it’s easy. Just a couple of clicks from your account page. Our system will automatically take into account the time left on your current subscription, so you’ll never be double charged either.

Yes. While my one-on-one coaching via Skype is limited now that the Academy is taking up more of my time, I offer one-on-one coaching in the Band Builder Community forums.

No. Your membership entitles you to enter the members area and access the content there released prior and during the duration of your membership. If you cancel or do not renew your membership you will no longer be able to access the content inside the Academy.

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Get Instant Access to the Academy!

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level by enrolling in the Band Builder Academy, simply choose your payment option below and click the button to join us…

PAY MONTHLY

 

$29.99
PER MONTH

Recurring payment – cancel anytime in just 2 clicks of your mouse
Hassle-free 30 day money back guarantee​​

 

PAY ANNUALLY

 

$299.99
PER YEAR

BEST VALUE: Save $50 when you join on an annual subscription!
Hassle-free 30 day money back guarantee​

 


All prices in US Dollars

 

30 Day No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee

When you join Band Builder Academy you are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don’t feel like you’ve received value and you decide you want to cancel any time within the next 30 days, just let us know and we’ll send you a prompt refund.

We’re confident that you’ll find Band Builder Academy useful, and we won’t make you beg or jump through hoops to get your refund. If you’re not satisfied within your first 30 days then we’ll refund you without any fuss.

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