In episode 69 of DAWCast: Music Entrepreneurship, I take a look at artist websites 101.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you already know what my thoughts on having a website are, and how important I think it is.
This episode of the podcast will give you the information you need to get started on your website, and include the elements you need to satisfy both your fans and media people!
In this episode, you will discover:
- Why your website should be the central hub for all of your online activities.
- Why you have more control over your website compared to social media.
- How using an autoplay Flash player (for your music) on your website could annoy visitors.
- Why you need a 300dpi downloadable photo on your website.
- Why you bio is an essential promotional tool.
- Why you shouldn’t just throw together your bio.
- Why you should provide something at the end of every blog post or article for your visitor to do.
- How to build your email list and position your opt-in form.
- How to set up your tour or live performance page.
- Why video is one of the most powerful mediums you can use as a musician.
Links and resources mentioned in this episode:
- Leave a voice message in response to this podcast episode
- Why Every Musician Should Have an Artist Website
- David Andrew Wiebe – Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist
- MF Gig Calendar
- #049: Allistair Elliott Interview – American Federation of Musicians
- Elements of a Press Kit [INFOGRAPHIC]
- The New Music Industry: Adapting, Growing, and Thriving in the Information Age Book
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Author: David Andrew Wiebe
David Andrew Wiebe has built an extensive career in songwriting, live performance, recording, session playing, production work, investing, and music instruction. In addition to helping musicians unlock their full potential, he also continues to maintain a touring schedule with multiple bands.