Structure Of A Successful Music WebsiteWritten by Dan Meiyers
Ideally each page of your website should serve a specific purpose. The main purpose of sales page for your cd is to sell cd. If have a page with Google Adsense, main purpose is to generate money by to get people to click on advertisement. If its not an important part of process, don't load up page with unnecessary things like animations or sounds. This will only distract visitors from achieving task laid out for them, ie. buying your product.
Below are some ideas to include in your website and main purpose of each.
2) Order Page(s) Create a sales letter for each item that your are selling. Tomorrow we'll go over some copywriting tips to build a successful order page.
3) Press Releases This section is where visitors can read 3rd party articles published about you, increasing your credibility and exposure.
4) Contact Information This is so people can get a hold of you to book shows, ask questions about products, collaborations, interviews or other opportunities (you never know). Include as much contact information as possible, like your phone, cell, mailing address, email etc.
6) Electronic Press Kit This is where you refer media to easily download an information package about you.
Review: Medications - All your friends in one placeWritten by Chris Elkjar
Medications – Your favorite people all in one place
One of most intriguing aspects of music is how easily it can transform one’s mood. The right notes, at right tempo, and all of a sudden, BAM! You’re in a good mood. This 3 piece from Washington, DC knows exactly how to pull this off. Consisting of members of Chris Elkjar is founder of 'trust.me' an online music magazine. He spends all of his spare time immersed in music, be it writing reviews, interviews with leading bands or writing his own music.
For more of his writing, check out Trust-Me.ca - Music for robotsthe now defunct band “Faraquet”, Medications oddly enough, sounds a lot like Faraquet. It’s peculiar how a band consisting of same musicians can sound very similar. After Faraquet breakup 2 of founding members created Medications and while sound is very similar, new third wheel does add some new elements into mix. A mere 6 months since release of their Medications EP, they have returned with their first full length Your favorite people all in one place available now on Dischord.
While music on this album does sound a lot like Faraquet and Medications EP, quirky time signatures and awkward vocal lines are quickly becoming a thing of past, songwriting maintains that same dry, yet clever feel, but it seems band is slowly trying to forge a new identity. The album begins with Surprise! Which is arguably single greatest opening track of all time, starting off as every 70s rock concert ended, a solid 4/4 beat with ascending guitars and thundering drums. Any band that has guts to open their disc with a rock and roll finale gets extra points from me.