1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TalkBass iphone/android app is NOT WORKING currently. We're working on it. Tapatalk IS working, so if you need to use an app, use Tapatalk. Try using your browser though - TalkBass is now 100% responsive to your phone/tablet screen size ;)

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

shared band calendar?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by mattbass6945, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. mattbass6945

    mattbass6945

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    ok, so i'm sure there is a way to do this. i'm looking for a shared online calendar for the band so we can black out dates to make booking easier.

    this would have to be online and it would have to be a private calendar specifically for band members. any ideas?
  2. Humbled

    Humbled

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2013
    Likes Received:
    1
    The shared Google Calendar.
  3. MrDOS

    MrDOS Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2006
    Likes Received:
    0
    If everyone's on gmail, Google calendar works.
    We set up a private Facebook page that makes scheduling rehearsals and vacations a snap.
  4. mattbass6945

    mattbass6945

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    ahhh....never thought of a private fb page. we have a public one, but....

    we aren't all on gmail, but i suppose that could easily be fixed.

    i googled "group calendar online" and about eleventy bajillion links popped up. anybody have experience with any of those?

    thanks, mrdos!
  5. jdlwareagle

    jdlwareagle

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
  6. mattbass6945

    mattbass6945

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    very cool resource. i didn't know of this previously. thanks!
  7. IPYF

    IPYF

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    We always used a shared google calender. It was great because it connected with all our work, travel personal and band commitments.

    It was really effective for accepting gigs on the fly because we had a strict 'if you're not marked as busy in the calender we're playing the show' rule.
  8. mattbass6945

    mattbass6945

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    this was my exact thought. it really only works if everyone uses it! looks like google calendar might be the answer. any drawbacks or dislikes with it so far?
  9. Shaun Letang

    Shaun Letang

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Or even if they're not, they should sign up for this feature alone.

    Does that mean that everyone has to check the account regularly? Or do people get notified when someone adds to the group?
  10. Din Of Win

    Din Of Win

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll chime in, again, on the google calendar! It's been a huge help.

    Also, my band has a private "Group" on facebook. As connected to social media everyone is, it's been VERY efficient for communication. We've confirmed show dates in just a few minutes thanks to it.
  11. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Non Serviam Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
  12. MrDOS

    MrDOS Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2006
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a million (well, 400) friends, but the stuff in the "secret" FB group always comes to the top - I never miss anything.

    We are all on FB daily anyhow (it's great for getting people to come to gigs), so I have nothing negative to say about it. Even our sound technician is in the group.
  13. callofcthulhu

    callofcthulhu

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2012
    Likes Received:
    6
  14. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Likes Received:
    0
    Google calendar. You can have multiple calendars and email notification.
  15. winstonthecat

    winstonthecat Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yep...the Google Calendar. Easy to sign up, easy to use.
  16. de Kyme

    de Kyme

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Also there is BandLoot for sorting out financial side of things.
  17. mattbass6945

    mattbass6945

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    ha! i didn't misunderstand, but i should have been more clear. i originally googled (searched) this before i posted in this forum. i've never used google calendar, but had heard of it. sorry for the confusion.:smug:
  18. sizzle

    sizzle sunn #91 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    put a calandar in drop box
  19. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wheresthegig
  20. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    We tried Yahoo calendar a couple years ago and it did not work at all. Way to cumbersome.
    I like the Dropbox idea.

Share This Page