There is more to the Internet than just social media websites and apps. Creating and using your own website is an important part of promotion for a musician. Here are six reasons why you need to have a website.
- Create a sense of professionalism
A website is a place for you to keep contact information, basic information about your band (name, members, genre), and much more. Essentially, it is a one-stop way for others to know who you are and if they are interested in contacting you. Having a website with all of this information on it shows others that you are serious about your music.
- A website is like a resume for your band
You can keep a list of past shows as well as future ones. This along with your contact information turns your website into a virtual resume. This is an important tool for connecting with other musicians and professionals. Networking is a critical part of promotion, and a good virtual resume eases the process.
- You can use it to book gigs
Having all of your information in one place can help you get into shows much more easily. You can share you music, your style, and your contact information with owners of restaurants, venues and others in a way that makes it easy for them to book you. It just takes sending one link (to your website) and opportunities will open up.
- Multimedia capable
Through a website, you can create links, post videos, music, and pictures, and much more. The ability to incorporate many different kinds of media all in one place is important for providing a way for viewers to quickly and easily get a feel for your band.
- You can share all of your social media accounts
This is another important tool for fans and viewers. By visiting your website, a user can access all of your social media accounts, making this an easy way to spread your social media apps and websites. Having all of these links in one place helps your fans to connect with you and can lead to stronger relationships.
- They’re free
There are many different website generators available for free. A couple popular ones include Wix and Squarespace. You can take this quiz to see which is best for you. Or if you have a little extra cash, you can pay someone to help you create one that is completely personalized.
Having your own website is good for promoting, networking, and cost-effective. It will take time and effort, but it will be worth it when you find yourself giving away your website link to fans, professionals, and other musicians.