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THE MUSIC INDUSTRY MADE SIMPLE.


Band Builder Academy provides unique training to convert fans, get more Spotify playlists, streams, and member-only tools for musicians.


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

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.

WHAT’S INSIDE BAND BUILDER?

  • Get Access to our full Course Library, Step-by-step Roadmap with 40+ 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.
  • Access to industry contacts, marketing tools, 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 Discover Weekly play. It’s my #1 feature, and it’s for members only.
  • Access our members-only Community (including me). A supportive and active community of smart artists at all levels and genres. Don’t get stuck. 
  • Infographics, press onesheet (pictured) contact lists, workbooks, spreadsheets, 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 I’LL HELP YOU DO.

Band Builder provides unique training to convert fans, get more Spotify playlists, streams, and exclusive tools for musicians.

A guided 10 stage roadmap for fan building and success on Spotify and other streaming outlets.

One complete library of courses. No need for paying course by course.




Give you a huge list of promotional ideas and strategies to implement.

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

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.

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.

“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

Founder

WHY I CREATED THIS PLACE.

To serve. To show up for you, and support musicians. We've got an active and supportive community.

The freshest solutions. We stay on the pulse of the newest features and tactics.
i.e. My interview with Instagram 

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 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 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 leave you alone. We have a process.

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.

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.

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. 

PROVEN RESULTS

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

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 top independent label Fearless Records for over a decade.

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.

Todd McCarty

Todd McCarty

REAL PEOPLE, REAL MUSIC, REAL SUCCESS.

Testimonials from real Members

Advice regarding all aspects of the music business looking at it from an indie perspective. I’m generally a sceptic with regard to these sort of sites, but Band Builder has been exceptionally good.


Very pleased. Very comprehensive. Lots of niche ideas more than what you read or hear elsewhere. The site is well laid out.


Everything is a level up on your site. Also with regard to the pricing, there is no massive upfront fee. The monthly charge is fair and reasonable. I found your site by your blog and was impressed with how well written the articles were but also they weren’t too wordy 🙂

LUCY NEVILLE

Before we worked with Band Builder, the most my band could draw in streams was like 30k. Working with Todd alone, we generated over 3 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 a year from release date.


It’s truly incredible and amazing to experience. You need to get on Band Builder ASAP! Do it for yourself and the countless fans out there waiting to discover you.

TEDDY - CATCH YOUR BREATH

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WHAT MEMBERS ARE SAYING.

Testimonials from real Members

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I've been a member for nearly a year now, and having since gone through the lessons and being an active member in the community, has led to RedHook, on our most recent release, getting on eight Spotify editorial playlists. It wouldn't have been possible without the knowledge Todd and the community have shared. 


The really in-depth structured lessons and the community discussions are probably where you're going to find a lot of the extra kind of knowledge, and really get the most out of the subscription. He's really removed all the smoke and mirrors which come within the music industry and really allows bands to fully kick start their career and crush it as an independent, or label-signed musician. That alone is worth more than $30 a month. I hope to see you all in there. It's such an awesome and amazing community! 

CRAIG // REDHOOK

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Working with Todd and Band Builder, 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 over 5 million streams, having several #1 songs on Sirius XM Octane satellite radio, and charting on the Billboard charts with both our independent CD releases. We've grown our fanbase exponentially and landed several national tours. 

Todd truly cares and is passionate about helping artists. He helps you set goals, achieve them, and then set new ones.  He's 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!

IMRAN  // AWAKE AT LAST 

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Access to All Modules

Spotify Algorithm Tool

Marketing Cheatsheets & PDFs

Access to Free smartlink tool

Access to industry-only advertising portal

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.

Todd McCarty

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

Very pleased. Very comprehensive. Lots of niche ideas more than what you read or hear elsewhere. The site is well laid out. Everything is a level up on your site Also with regard to the pricing, there is no massive upfront fee. The monthly charge is fair and reasonable.

Lucy Neville

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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

WHAT KIND OF MUSICIANS IS BAND BUILDER BEST FOR?

MY BAND ALREADY HAS A FANBASE AND HAS RELEASED MUSIC. WHAT CAN THE ACADEMY DO FOR ME?

CAN I ACCESS THE CONTENT RELEASED ON BAND BUILDER ACADEMY DURING MY MEMBERSHIP ONCE I CANCEL?

I HAVEN’T RELEASED ANY MUSIC YET. IS THE ACADEMY GOOD FOR ME?

CAN I UPGRADE TO AN ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP LATER?

CAN I GET ONE-ON-ONE HELP AND SUPPORT?

WHY SHOULD I BECOME A MEMBER TODAY RATHER THAN WAITING?

IS ALL OF THE CONTENT IN THE ACADEMY AVAILABLE RIGHT AWAY, OR IS IT TIME-RELEASED?

WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE BAND BUILDER ACADEMY AFTER JOINING?

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP?

WILL MY PRICE EVER GO UP?

I’M NOT REALLY SURE WHAT THE ACADEMY IS OR WHAT IT WILL DO FOR ME, CAN I GET A FREE TRIAL TO TEST IT OUT?

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

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Hassle-free 30 Day Money Back Guaranteee.

$29.99

PER MONTH

PAY ANNUALLY

BEST VALUE:  Save 18% when you join for one year.


Hassle-free 30 Day Money Back Guaranteee.

$299.99

PER YEAR

Secure Checkout

30 Day Guarantee

30 Minute Call with Todd

Access to All Modules

Spotify Algorithm Tool

Marketing Cheatsheets & PDFs

Access to Free smartlink tool

Access to industry-only advertising portal

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.

Todd McCarty

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