12 tips for a better band website

You don’t need to completely redesign your website to make it resonate – sometimes it just takes stepping into the shoes of your fans and making a few tweaks here and there. Here are 12 tips that will help make your current band website even better.

1. Get rid of distractions

Kill auto-play on videos […]

10 free things to add to your website

There’s just about a ba-zillion website widgets and apps floating about the interweb. Some are super useful and some are not. But who wants to weed through a ba-zillion of anything to find the good ones? Nobody, that’s who! Not even me. That’s why I looked at just a fraction of a ba-zillion and chose […]

10 email subject line ideas for your next newsletter

The most important part of any email newsletter are the first five words of the subject line–because that’s about all people will see when they check their email on their phone. And if you haven’t heard, over 50% of all email gets opened on a phone.

Why is the subject line so important? The subject […]

How an indie artist can use email to build a “street team”

A “street team” is a group of fans that help promote an upcoming concert, album, or single on behalf of a favorite band or label. Street team members are essentially volunteers, though they’re normally granted special privileges when it comes to getting into shows, purchasing merch, etc.

According to Wikipedia, some of the efforts that […]

HostBaby’s top 10 articles of 2013

The best web tips for artists

The year doesn’t really “wind down,” does it? It ramps up and spits us full-speed into the New Year (at least that’s what happens to me).

But maybe this year you can find a few quiet moments before 2014 arrives — to spend on the things you never feel […]

5 ways to build your email list without giving away free music

You give a little, you get a little. It’s the way of the world, and most people in the music biz will tell you that when it comes to building your email list, the easiest way to do it is by offering something of value in return for a potential fan’s contact info. More often […]