THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUILDING YOUR BAND WEBSITE AND MAILING LIST

​CREATE AN ENGINE THAT WILL ACHIEVE MASSIVE GROWTH AND SUCCESS IN YOUR MUSIC CAREER

This section of our website sets out exactly how we recommend that every artist, musician and band should build a band website that will be the engine for the growth of an engaged, supportive and active fanbase.

You’ll find it useful to download the band website checklist that accompanies this tutorial series.

CLICK TO GET THE FREE BAND WEBSITE
AND FAN EMAIL​ CHECKLIST NOW

We have created this series of posts and videos so that you will be able to create your own music website even if you have no technical skills.

You will not have to learn or use any code and in the videos and detailed posts we explain everything that you need to know to be able to build your own professional artist website.

We’ve chosen this method, platforms and tools because we think they are the best combination of affordability, ease of use and performance – and they are what we use with our clients.

But….this series is actually so much more than just about creating the best websites for musicians.

It is about how to place your website at the centre of your career.

It will show you how having your artist website as the hub of what you do and a centre for building an email list of fans will finally allow you to plan your growth as an artist and achieve the success you deserve.

This is not just about having a great band website design, it’s about building an engine that will power your career forward.

Start at the beginning.

Read the posts.

Watch the videos.

Buy the tools.

Then build your engine.

1. WHY A  MUSICIAN WEBSITE AND MAILING LIST ARE CRITICAL TO YOUR SUCCESS

In this first post you’ll learn how hundreds of thousands of brilliant, talented and dedicated musicians condemn themselves to failure by not embracing the awesome power of the basics of online marketing.

The simple truth is that learning and applying two fundamental principles of marketing to your music career can transform your chances of achieving your goals.

A website designed to build an email list of fans becomes the foundation on which you can realise your ambitions.

Read this post first and be inspired to transform your career.

2. Build Your Band Website – In 5 Minutes And For Less Than $20

This is the post that shows you exactly what to do.

When you’re ready to get started, this post sets out the steps you need to follow to get your own website for your band launched.

You’ll be surprised how easy it is to take this first step after following our ‘over the shoulder’ tutorial that takes you through the process of buying a domain and hosting and then installing WordPress to have your artist website online in no time and for a lot less than you’d expect.

This post explains our advice on choosing a domain name for your musician website, explains what hosting and WordPress are and how to purchase and set them up.

This is where you lay the first building block for your music success.

3. WORDPRESS FOR MUSICIANS – UNDERSTANDING YOUR BAND WEBSITE

With your band website live, you’ll want to understand what the WordPress system that you’re using can do.

How can you customise it to look exactly how you’d like?

What are the options for choosing existing professional band website templates?

What’s the difference between posts and pages and is a ‘one-page’ layout better for musicians than a blog page layout?

What’s a widget and how should you use them?

All of this and more is covered in this video and post along with detailed diagrams and graphics that detail the layouts we recommend for maximum effectiveness for all musicians.

4. How To Set Up Your Fan Email Capture System with Aweber

With your band website build under way, now is the time to start using it to collect the emails of fans and potential fans.

You can do this before you’ve finished building your website whilst you’re considering your overall band website design.

But first, you’ll need an email software system and you’ll learn how to use this effectively to collect the emails of potential fans by using a ‘Squeeze Page’.

In this video and a detailed step-by step post, you’ll learn exactly how to purchase and set up the email software that we recommend and you’ll make sure it’s ready to connect to your Squeeze Page

5. HOW TO BUILD YOUR MUSICIAN SQUEEZE PAGE ON YOUR BAND WEBSITE

Your fan email list is up and running and now all you have to do is connect it to your Squeeze Page.

In this post and video you’ll learn one simple method for creating your Squeeze Page and how to connect it to your Aweber fan mailing list.

This post also adds further detail to the process of capturing emails of potential fans and delivering an ‘exclusive’ package of music (and other goodies) to them.

In addition you’ll learn about various different types of Squeeze Page and how to maximise the number of fans that join your band mailing list.

6. How To Set Up Your Fan Welcome Sequence for New Fans

Once a potential fan has joined your mailing list, there’s a few steps you’ll want to take to welcome them.

Setting up the first welcome email in your email software does that, but also allows you to get to grips with the idea of emailing your fans and you’ll learn how to use the recommended software.

From there you can build an autoresponder sequence that deepens your relationship with your new fans, drives engagement and identifies superfans.

7. How To Set Up A Hostgator Email Account For Your Band

In this post we show you how to create a band email address using your new band website.

It’s a simple thing but having an ‘official’ email address for your band or for each member of your band is a small but empowering step in becoming a successful professional artist.

This is the shortest and simplest post in this whole tutorial series, but don’t skip it.

You want your fans to email you and you want them to interact with you on a personal level – using this band email address is how that will happen.

If you haven’t already, grab the checklist for the whole band website and fan email list system.

CLICK TO GET THE FREE BAND WEBSITE
AND FAN EMAIL ​CHECKLIST NOW

And, if you haven’t grabbed the tools that you need to build this system, you can get them by clicking on the links below. Time to get started!