When was the last time you walked into a record store? The digital age is here and, if you’re a musician who still doesn’t have a music website, it’s time to stop procrastinating. A professional website that’s 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 and booking more shows.
But let’s face it, as a musician your forte probably 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. Read on find and out how.
What’s the point of having a music website that doesn’t feature your music? Luckily, adding music to your site is very simple. Start by adding the Wix Music player; this powerhouse player not only streams your music on your site, it also lets you to sell your downloads right from your website, commission free (you read right; you pocket 100% of that profit).
Partial to a different music player? You can also integrate crowd favorites like iTunes, Spotify, and SoundCloud onto your site free of charge. Each one of these music players can be added to your site with just a few clicks, here’s how:
Log into your Wix website’s Editor → click on the App Market Button in your left menu → from there, select music and find your favorite player. All that’s missing is your music.
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 show calendar up to date is the best way to let your fans track your shows and hopefully, show up at them. Show off those live shows and sell tickets right from your website with the Bandsintown and Songkick apps.
The official stamp of a serious musician, an electronic press kit is your tool to show industry insiders that you’re not only extraordinarily talented, but you’ve also got a professional edge. Add an EPK to your website as a password protected page, then share it with labels, club owners and talent agents to score more gigs.
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 better yet, the Video Player App that makes it super easy to connect both of those channels to your site. Just make sure you use the highest-resolution pics and video possible so that your audience can focus on your performance.
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.
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