It is important to make sure people can find where to buy your music (iTunes, Amazon, etc.). People are so used to streaming nowadays, that if your homepage doesn’t have a readily available Soundcloud or Spotify link, they may lose interest. An embedded Bandcamp link is a good compromise for this (people can stream it, but there’s still an option to buy, or even better – pay what they want).
And if you have Merch it will also be added!
We will be using a Bandsintown plug-in for this. This allows you to link your shows across different platforms. To have your fans alerted to your shows while they are in Spotify streaming your music, you need to use Songkick.
5. Your Newsletter
You need to direct people to sign up for your newsletter! This means you also need to send your newsletter at least one time a month with great attention to what actually goes in it. A ‘free download in exchange for email’ box is an easy way to build your list. We will use a Noisetrade or Mailchimp widget. Once you create an artist account, upload a track (or two, or ten), we can get an embed code for the button. This will give you a beautiful little button to put on your website.
6. Contact Info
We will design a contact page that includes an e-mail address or a contact form so people can contact you for online publicity, booking, or just to tell you they like your music.