A Primer on WordPress SEO for Music Sites
Search Engine Optimization can mean several things. There are entire websites and companies focused on SEO. You’ve probably received offers to optimize your site, or may have started looking into what you can do for yourself. The topic can be pretty intimidating for a musician, but it doesn’t have to be.

In this post, we’ll cover the basics of WordPress SEO for music websites. What it is, what it can do for your band’s site, and one of the easiest ways to make sure your site is optimized at a basic level.

Customizing Your Site with Sidebars and Widget Visibility

Sidebars and widgets are a great way to extend the functionality of WordPress. They give your audience a chance to find important information in a prominent location.

While widgets and sidebars work great on a typical WordPress install, we have a few tips to share that can make your site appear more polished. By using custom sidebars and widget visibility options, you’ll also gain more control over when and where you’re sharing information.

The Best Ecommerce Platform for Independent Bands, Artists, and Musicians

We analyzed nearly 500 random music websites for professional bands to better understand what tools they’re using to enhance their careers and try to determine the best ecommerce platform based on what actual musicians are using.

While the results are far from scientific or definitive, we were interested in broader trends to learn what opportunities exist to create better tools for bands and musicians.

How to Protect Music Uploads in WordPress

Your music is your art. The realized expression of your creativity, emotion, and hard work. It’s what makes you stand out. It’s your product. It’s only natural that you want to protect it.

Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is that you need to consider anything posted online for preview to be publicly accessible. It can be copied in one way or another and can’t be completely prevented.

AudioTheme Agent 1.2.0 Released

AudioTheme Agent 1.2.0 includes a number of improvements to make it even easier to get help when working with our themes and plugins. The new version is available via automatic updates or can be downloaded in your account on AudioTheme.com.

Priority Support

It’s now possible to submit support tickets directly from your admin panel. When you visit the AudioTheme Agent screen, you’ll see a new “Help” tab with a form to send us an email directly.

Australian Alt-Country and Folk Musician

Artist Spotlight: Sam Newton

Singer songwriter Sam Newton is a storytelling folk musician from Sydney who takes full advantage of traditional country and blues foundations to build both free wheelin’ and carefully constructed songs. A staple in the Australian Alt-Country scene, his hooks and poignant lyrics will stay with you long after the music finishes.

I recently caught up with Sam to learn more about the types of songs he writes, how he writes songs, who his influences are, where he draws inspiration and why he highly recommends AudioTheme for serious musicians.

New Pricing, New Products, and Next Generation AudioTheme

It seems like forever since we’ve been in touch and unless you’ve been watching closely (or chatted with us in support), you likely haven’t heard much from us, so we wanted to let you know what we’ve been working on and what’s coming down the pike.

New Pricing

One thing we’ve always disliked about the WordPress economy is the feeling of being nickel-and-dimed every time we needed a premium feature provided by yet another add-on. It’s one reason our licensing system centered around the AudioTheme plugin, but in many ways it limited us.

Eventually it came time to rethink our approach and figure out how we could pack value into each purchase without breaking your bank or nickel-and-diming you into the fetal position, while remaining sustainable as a business.

To accomplish that, we decided to reduce the price of our self-hosted themes to a standard $69 and made plans to introduce a bundle late last year.

A Micro-landing Page for Introducing Your Ideas to the World

Say “Hello World” with Billboard

Thoughts are fleeting. Research. Content. Branding. Tweets are here today and gone tomorrow. Navigation. Photography. SEO. Status updates rapidly disappear the second they’re published. Design. Code. Email…

Getting started is overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be.

From idea to website, Billboard is the quickest way to introduce your concept to the world using WordPress.