PROMOTION / MERCHANDISE
You’ll need to name the band. Ordinarily groups tend to pick something that gives a potential fan an idea of what you’re all about i.e. a metal band will go for something dark and gloomy rather than something pretty and floral, but again there are no rules. These days no one gets very far without using the internet so get that Facebook account set up, tweet like there’s no tomorrow and make sure your website contains everything anyone could ever need to know about you. You’ll also need merchandise…t-shirts, cd’s, stickers, pants (apparently they’re the in thing?), posters, badges etc.
Ideally someone should take on the role of coordinating everything you do. A band member may put themselves forward or a friend might volunteer, despite what you might initially think; a parent can be a good choice because they’ve always got your best interest at hearts, will have been around the block a few times and they will have picked up those essential life skills that you haven’t developed yet i.e. how to wash socks and use deodorant.