WordPress offers a ton of flexibility for musicians and bands, and it’s no secret that we’re huge fans. While the platform is super powerful on its own, it wasn’t created specifically with the music world in mind. We’ve assembled a list of recommended WordPress plugins for band websites to add some of the missing key features.
Imagine you’re playing a gig at a small venue. There aren’t very many people around but you can tell that those who are there are enjoying your music. After you finish your set, someone from the audience walks up and asks for your card.
A few years later you get a call from the same guy who explains that he happens to work at the White House, and he thinks the President would really like your band.
It seems like a ridiculous scenario, right? Except it’s not. That’s exactly what happened to Pat McGee back in the 90s.
Jeff Oster is a Bay Area trumpet and flugelhorn player known for his Ambient New Age Funk.
We’re often asked if renewing the AudioTheme license is necessary to keep websites built with our products running year after year. While the answer is no, you can continue to use your site without renewing, we’ve put together a list of reasons why renewing may be worth your while.
The AudioTheme Framework plugin is designed to work out of the box without needing any configuration. However, we understand that some minor customizations and tweaks might be required to fit with a particular musician’s style or genre. In this post, we’ll cover some of the customizations we’re most frequently asked about.
Promoting your band used to be relatively straightforward. You’d cut an album, book some tour dates, print up some flyers, put them in the hands of your ever faithful street team, and hope that people showed up to your shows to jam out and buy some merch. Then you’d pack up and do the same thing one town over.
Now, bands have the opportunity to do a lot more promoting on their own. It’s also easier than ever to create and sell products and music. It’s no longer necessary to be signed to a label or tour across the country to make a decent living in the music industry. All you need is 1,000 true fans.
We’re shining the spotlight on The Gibbonses, a husband and wife duo from Dallas, TX, known for their acoustic mixture of Southern Soul, Americana, and Rhythm & Blues
We recently caught up with Brandon and Jackie to learn more about their music, upcoming projects, and what they like most about AudioTheme and their Obsidian theme.
When you’re working to book gigs, you’ll most likely be asked for an EPK by promoters, managers, and talent scouts. An Electronic Press Kit is basically a resume for musicians, or a way for the people interested in booking you to quickly tell if you or your band may be a good fit for their event or venue. Booking managers see tons of EPKs, so you’ll want to be sure that yours is optimized to accurately represent your band very quickly.
Here’s how to create an EPK that will get your band noticed.
So, you’re ready to start playing live shows, but don’t know how to get your band’s first gig.
Getting your first show is no easy task. You want to play live because it’s an important part of building a fanbase, but venue owners already expect you to have a fanbase to bring in. It’s a tough process for musicians to navigate.
Here are a few steps to help you land your first gig.
“How can I sell my music online?”
This is one of the most common questions among musicians. When you’re trying to do your research, all of the options and specifications can seem overwhelming. We’ve compiled an overview of the best way to make sure you hit worldwide distribution.