Internet is the biggest platform in modern-day, millions of people are surfing on the internet every day. The time has changed from physical collection of CDs to digital collection. Starting a website is the best idea for a musical band. You can showcase your talent online and promote your band. An attractive, informative and engaging website is something people always look for. So, here are five tips to create a good website for a musical band.
1. Simple and Attractive Design
Website is a professional way to introduce your band to the world. Keep your website design simple yet attractive, no complex or confusing design. People always look for easy access to things they are looking for. Create your homepage as simple as you can. Make sure you update your website regularly about all your activities. A website has to show the artist’s art.
2. Provide Quick Access to Music
Your fans are always looking for your music on the website. Even if you want to keep up the exclusivity of your music, you can always put some songs up for free downloading. This will lead people to listen to your band more and can buy some of your tracks or come for your next performance. Make sure your songs are easy to access. You can keep it on the homepage to make it simple for your fans.
3. Display Upcoming Events
Every fan of yours is looking forward to your next music event and promoting your upcoming event on the website will help you gain more fans. You can also create ticket link portals for online booking. Location on maps can also be included. Make a list of upcoming events with creative posters of band members. Pre-booking discount for events always attracts people. A chance to meet a band member excites the fans.
4. Include a Sign-up Form
Email is still the best marketing tool for any business. Social media posts are not reaching everyone because of its algorithm. Once you have the email address of your fans, you can easily update them with your upcoming song or tour. You can add discounts for people who sign up, like a band merchandise, free track download or a discounted ticket for the next event. Notify you fans about you next events regularly, it helps in building a strong fan base. Email marketing helps you to attract more people and grow your business.
5. Make Personal Connection
Every fan wants to be updated about their favourite band. Keep on updating regularly about day-to-day activity. Upload some behind the scene clips, blogs or tour pictures. Share the historical background of the band from how it began to its members, guitars and drums, list of DJ instruments, merchandises and upcoming events. Verbal promotion is most effective, the more your fans know about you the more they talk about you.
These were some of the important tips to create a good website for a music band. You can use these tips to create your website and make your musical band popular. Make sure you build a connection with your fans using the tips. Each of the above-mentioned tips will help you grow in different ways. Remember, music is the most beautiful thing in the world.
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Thanks for the helpful tips. It’s always nice to have a checklist while updating the website!
Super helpful tips! Websites are perfect for traditional networking and definitely and area we want to improve on!
SO useful – I actually hadn’t realised a few of these, sign-up form here I come!
I’ve had great luck with Squarespace.com. Super easy interface and has tons of built in features!
I’ve had alot of luck with squarespace. Easy to use interface and tons of built in features!
I’m still seeing entry pages where you have “click to enter” before getting to any information about the musician. I’m surprised every time by it and feel like it’s just an extra click. I wouldn’t build that into my own sight. Thoughts on that?
I’m still seeing entry pages on artists websites that make you “click to enter” before getting to the real homepage of the site. Why is this still in practice? I feel like it’s old school internet and just an extra step on get the information I’m looking for.
This is great and helpful for artists looking to continue in developing their awareness around social and media environments. Thank you 🙂
saving this article as I am working on my website. very helpful, thank you for writing this article!
I used Bandzoogle, which is very easy to set up. But i am now building a site on my own with WordPress. It’s s tougher but it’s the price of freedom !
Very helpful tips. It’s time-consuming but worth the effort in the long run.
Wonderful tips! I wish I had found something like this when I was building my first website!
Super helpful tips. I’m excited to try them out on my first website!
Great tips as a record label
Awesome tips. Used a few of these when I designed the website for The Lookout Service!
thanks for your tips!
I really would love to create a website but I am scared that no one will use it.