The 6 Must-Have Apps for Music Websites
Musicians want to get their music out there, promote it to a large audience and expose as many people as possible to their sound. But gone are the days of Myspace sensations – if you’re a musician you need a professional music website to achieve this goal.
While different types of musicians may have different needs when it comes to their website, these 6 apps bridge will give every artist an online boost. They’re available in the Wix App Market, and they’re here to change your life as a pro musician for the better.
If you’re an independent musician, Wix Music is the total package. This app gives you literally everything you need to promote and sell your music online, directly from your website and, wait for it: commission-free. Yup, you read that right. But the perks don’t end there; you can create professional EPKs (electronic press kits), add a merch store and distribute your music to over 120 streaming services and online stores, just to name a few. You can take control of your career and even turn a profit, all from the command center that is your Wix website.
Any professional musician who’s trying to sell tickets to their gig is likely already on the Bandsintown bandwagon. If you already have an account, you’re in for a real easy-to-add treat. The Wix Bandsintown app can be added to your website within seconds, and once you connect your account, it automatically displays upcoming events and direct ticket links so you can sell out shows faster.
If you’re a pro musician who isn’t on Bandsintown, it’s probably because you’re too busy using Songkick. Promoting your upcoming shows on your website is easier than ever with this intuitive app, as it automatically updates constantly so your site visitors see only the most relevant info. Simply put: it’s a great way of getting people out to your shows, without doing the promo legwork.
A great music site needs great media. This stellar little app lets you showcase your images, videos, banners and even events in a seamless slider, so you don’t have to stress over how you’re going to organize it all. It’s easy-to-use design tools lets you customize your slider with animations, captions, sizing and so much more so you can get the exact look you’re going for.
This app is especially useful for DJs, radio stations, and music news – as it lets you add exclusive internet TV right to your site. Choose from 100+ hand-curated channels that span tons of topics (even one called 24/7 Cats!). It creates a strong visual impact that will keep your visitors likely sticking around longer because of it’s sheer awesomeness.
An online friend for musicians for quite some time, SoundCloud makes it easy to host tracks with them and later embed your music on other platforms. The SoundCloud app for Wix websites works in a similar way. After you upload your tunes to your SoundCloud account, you just need to add the app to your Wix site and connect to SoundCloud. You will then immediately get your playlist on the page, and you can start customizing the design to fit the overall looks of your rockstar website.
By The Wix Team