In this video walk-through, we’ll show you two ways to sell tickets to your live stream events. All ticket sales are commission-free, and you can send the link automatically to your fans.
Normally a Pro plan feature, ticket sales will be available on all plans, to all Bandzoogle members during the pandemic.
Option 1: Sell tickets and send a link of your live stream to the attendees
To sell tickets, click on Edit Content from your Bandzoogle dashboard. Click on Add Feature from the left sidebar, and then select Calendar. Add your calendar feature to wherever you want it to appear on your site.
Once you’ve added a Calendar to your site, you can add a new event by clicking Add event. From here, you’ll enter all of the information about your live stream show, like the date and time you’ll be playing, a description of the show, and you can add promotional artwork.
To sell your tickets commission-free through Bandzoogle, click on the option “Sell tickets through my website.”
Add the price for a ticket and your live stream link here. If you plan to host your live show on Zoom, you would copy your meeting ID from Zoom and paste it here.
Once you’ve entered all the info, click on Save.
When your fans buy a ticket to your live stream show, they’ll get an email with the live stream link, so they can easily join in when it starts.
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Option 2: Sell tickets and host your live stream directly on your website behind a password-protected page
Create a password-protected page where you can host your live stream for ticket buyers, without having it be visible to everyone.
From your Bandzoogle dashboard, click on Edit Content and then click Pages. You can add a new page or edit an existing one.
In the Access Restrictions section, choose the “Anyone with a password” option and then create your password. If you want to password protect an existing page that you’re going to use to host your live stream, click the pencil icon next to the page name to get to the screen where you can add a password.
Next, add your embedded live stream. To do this, add an HTML section to your page. Click on Add Feature once you’re on the page you’re going to use for the stream. Choose the HTML Code option and place it on your page.
To embed a live stream, you’ll use a streaming service like Crowdcast. First you’ll need to set up your live stream by following the prompts, and then click on Share to get your embed code. Copy this code, then head back to your Bandzoogle page to paste the code in your new HTML section.
Then, add an event listing using the Calendar feature, so your fans can buy tickets to your show. Click Add a new event, enter in your show details, and then in the section where it asks for your live stream link, put in the URL of your password-protected page and the password.
When your fans buy a ticket, they’ll get an email with a link to your website page where you’re hosting the stream, and they’ll get the password too.
Selling tickets to your live stream shows is super easy using your Bandzoogle website. You can also let your fans know about your show by sending them an email with the built-in mailing list feature and you can share events directly onto Facebook & Twitter with the click of a button.
Also check out: The complete guide to live streaming for musicians
Try out one of these options to start selling tickets now, and best of luck with your shows!
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