Gadgets We Like: FanTexter Lets Bands Easily Connect With Fans Via Text

June 21, 2012

Sometimes it’s just easier to text than to email.   Let’s say you’re in a band. And you had advertised a concert happening in 3 hours, but you just found out the venue changed.  Now you’re panicked; you need to let your fans know where the show is now, and you’re worried they’re not going to find out in time. Wouldn’t it be easiest if you could send out a mass text to your fans to let them know about the change?  If you use FanTexter, you can.

FanTexter makes it easy for you to reach your fans via text o keep them updated on the goings on of your band. Here’s how it works:

1. You choose the plan you want (plans differ in price depending on the number of messages you want to send)

2. You let you fans Opt-In by telling them to text your bandname to the shortcode 63566.

3. You build up your list by including “TEXT BANDNAME to 63566” in all your marketing materials.

4. Text your list!  Let your fans know about last minute concerts or special ticket prices!

Here’s a cool feature – when you login to your account to send blasts, you can choose to send them to your entire list, or segment that list into smaller groups based on city or area code.


FanTexter has been kind enough to give interested TuneCore readers 20% more messages for their first three months of service (can’t argue with bonus messages!) no matter the plan.  To take advantage of this offer you’d just need to enter the code “tunecore” at checkout.

So check it out, see if FanTexter might work for you!

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