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Something that was overlooked in this list: Your band's email! How can you be contacted??

David Dufresne

Oh definitely there should be a "contact us" section with those details... The focus here was the home page, but yes, "contact" should be a clear menu item.

Molly K

Great tips! If readers are looking for additional insight on on artist websites, this article on '7 Things Every Musician’s Website Must Have' is packed with advice as well: http://bit.ly/qGz8ae


I did an informal analysis of some band websites for a project a while back and you'd be shocked how many bands just flat out don't include any method to contact them. It's almost as if they go out of their way to make it impossible for any fans or anybody interested in chatting with them to contact them. Right now though it seems as if bands are less about getting their own websites and are just really using some of these social sites like Facebook and Twitter as well as stuff like SoundCloud more. I think we're just in the starting point of the social age and a lot of people are still figuring out how to use the tools at their disposal. Too many people think just showing up at the party is enough - you know - set up a Facebook page, spend a few bucks on Facebook ads, maybe use the type of services found at http://www.buyfacebookfansreviews.com for example, and boom - magic happens and you're guaranteed success. That's now how it works. Social media is a long-term, not a short-term play. Social media works best when you LISTEN to your potential customers and figure out what problems, benefits, advantages, disadvantages, etc your business has over your competitors. IMO that's the mindset you need to use social media with to achieve the best possible results. Advertising is fine, but you have to be using social media with the right goal in mind to maximize what you get out of it. But yeah, you should not go out of your way to make it impossible for people to contact you.


Great Tips for indie bands.
Very Very important is the contact section. I saw a lot of band webpages that miss it! uncredible!

Happy to read that I made a good webpage :-)


those are some really great ideas. On a different note though, I think more bands should enter competitions, a lot of the time I find new music by looking at music contests, one of my favorites at the moment is Make A Star, go check it out - http://www.makeastar.com/


Cool thanks. Is there an inexpensive way to do a website?

Alexandria, Professional Bagpiper AFM Local 349

Very helpful post, thank you so much.


well you have wordpress. easy to use and advanced enough.

David Dufresne

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