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Don't believe the Hype

Don't believe the Hype

Bandcamp = awesomeness « Songkick Blog We’re happy to round off 2010 with the announcement of an exciting new partnership with our friends over at Bandcamp! We think this new relationship is particularly special because it benefits both the fan and the musician equally. For those not in the know, Bandcamp is (in their own lovely words): “a publishing platform for bands, or, anthropomorphically/arthropodically-speaking, your fifth, fully geeked-out Beatle — the one who keeps your very own website humming and lets you get back to making great music and building your fan base“. Basically Bandcamp, like us, does a whole lot of the hard work so you (the artist and the fan) don’t have to – a match made in heaven. So if you head over to one of their wonderful artist pages right now, say Sufjan Stevens, you’ll notice the addition of a handy little section over on the right which lists his upcoming shows:

The City that Disappears By the fans // Alexandre (fr) As announced earlier (read here), here’s the first review of our forthcoming album made by one of our closest fan, Alexandre, a french guy living now in Denmark. For french readers! Expect more fans reviews shortly! Pre-order the album now: // The City That Disappears est le nouvel album concept du groupe belge Thot qui sortira le 14 avril 2014. How To Make a Band Website in 1 hr without knowing a thing about html for Under $50 bucks! SXSW Prep: Make a Website in 1 hr without knowing a thing about html using WordPress *and with Under $50 bucks! With SXSW approaching, we want every band/artists/business person in Houston to have a website. It makes you look more legitimate and it’s a great way to sell merch,cds, etc. We at Indiehouston don’t know how to code and neither do you. Simply follow these instructions and within an hour, you should have the start of a kickass website! #1 First you are going to need a domain – We recommend Godaddy because their cheap.

Cards Introduction With Twitter Cards, you can attach rich photos, videos and media experiences to Tweets, helping to drive traffic to your website. Simply add a few lines of markup to your webpage, and users who Tweet links to your content will have a “Card” added to the Tweet that’s visible to their followers. The Tweet embedded below shows a Player Card along with 140 characters: How To Build a Band or Musicians' Website for Free (using Wordpress) - Amp Music Marketing - Amp Music Marketing In this “How To” guide you’ll learn how to build a new website for your music. This is usually a service we charge thousands of dollars for, but because many new bands and musicians can’t afford that price tag, we’re giving this advice away for free. If you don’t have the money but do have the time, this guide should help you build a website that: Has a proper address, like, instead of or .bandcamp.comYou can fully customize and designWill help you rank well in Google and sell more music

Create a Killer Band Site with Drupal: A 6-part Tutorial Series This tutorial is another special series written guest author Sean Hodge from and Connection Cube. He is an expert in Drupal, which I am totally not familar with. He intrigued me when he told me that the majority of the bands on Sony’s record label are powered by Drupal. Drupal is basically an open source CMS, and I was interested in learning more about it. 6 Rules To Make A Band Website That Rocks GUEST POST: As the founder of music website generator and marketing platform Bandzoogle, Chris Vinson is no stranger to artist web sites. In the 90's, after his own band broke up, the record label they'd been signed to hired him as a web designer for their multi-platinum artists. As he became overloaded with requests to update their websites, he created a "control panel" to let managers make the changes themselves. Chris realized that the program could also help indie bands build and update their own websites, and Bandzoogle was born. More than ever, a band's website has become the "hub" of their online activity. The idea is to use social networks to grab a fan's interest and then direct them back to your website to make deeper connections.

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