2014 is here, and if you don’t have a website for your music yet, it’s time to stop procrastinating. By now you probably know that establishing an online presence for your music is no longer important, but an absolute must. Directing people to a professional website that is up to date with all of your latest songs, performances, tour dates and merchandise will get you and your music taken seriously and could translate into growing your fanbase or even booking shows.
However as a musician your forte likely lies more in making music than it does in making websites. Have no fear – Wix’s intuitive website builder will do most of the work for you. To get the look you want, all you have to focus on is adding the right materials to the right places. These helpful tips will guarantee that your music and talent get the attention they deserve.
By the way, have you seen our amazing music templates? Here’s a sample:
What’s the point of having a music website that doesn’t feature your music? Luckily, adding music to your site is very simple. You can choose from cool features like audio play buttons, a Spotify player, the SoundCloud Audio player, or an iTunes button. They can all be added to your site with just a few clicks by going to the Wix editor→ Add→ Media. Everything can be customized to fit the style of your website to keep everything nice and consistent. If you want to make a profit off of your tunes, get the All-In-One-Store App from Getonic. It’s available in the Wix App Market and it lets you sell your songs directly from your website.
Strong Images & Video
Whether you’re a rockstar, classical cellist, or singer-songwriter, giving visual samples of you in your element really enhances the visitor’s experience. Let your audience experience every aspect of your artistry – the jam sessions, recording process, live shows, and even funny moments between you and your bandmates. Choose from different players like YouTube and Vimeo or Apps like TubePress – they’re all super easy to add to your site. Make sure you use the highest-resolution pics and video possible so that your audience can focus on your performance.
Don’t underestimate the power of this simple little addition. Giving visitors a way to contact you directly on your site ups your professionalism as well as your approachability. This could translate into getting interesting feedback from your audience or even getting booked for a gig. Form Builder is one of the most popular contact form Apps in the Wix App Market for it’s straightforwardness and simplicity. Most Wix templates come equipped with a ‘Contact’ page – but if you don’t have one or are using a blank template, it’s important to add this to your site. Simply go to the Wix editor→ Pages→ Add Page→ Contact and you’ve got your very own Contact page.
Links To Your Social Pages
This one might be obvious, but it has to be said: social media is crucial to promoting your music and staying current! Your website should be your social headquarters: let users easily connect with you by taking full advantage of the fun social media buttons that you can add to your site. There are even cool Apps to choose from like Tint’s Display Any Social Feeds that, just like it says, puts all of your favorite social networks in a gorgeous grid-like presentation.
If you’ve got a show coming up, you should be screaming it from the rooftops – or at the very least, posting it on your site. Keeping your event calendar up to date is the best way to let your fans track your shows and hopefully, show up at them. The Google Event Calendar App lets you share all of your events in a clearly laid out format that can be customized to look just the way you want. Concerts, gigs, or even meet-ups can all be published automatically when you update your Google Calendar from any device. If you don’t like working off a separate calendar and want to make your updates directly on your site, use the handy Simpl-e-Schedule App.