Two fresh new themes available in your dashboard now

How do you prefer your HearNow – light or dark?

Thinking about a new look for your site? Now’s a great time. There are two new themes in your HostBaby dashboard right now, each a variation on our popular HearNow mini-sites.

With a clean interface, prominent sidebar elements, and simple header navigation, this theme is […]

Want press? Provide press-ready photos!

It’d be great to get some press for your music, right? It’s really not a far-fetched goal for any musician: papers, weeklies, blogs – they all need content, and you could be that content! But you could just as easily miss that opportunity by not making it simple for the author to write about you.

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You want visitors to take action. Make it easy!

What do you want people to do when they land on your HostBaby site?

You may have multiple answers to this question (download a track, sign up for your email list, follow you on social networks), but you should have ONE answer, one goal that supersedes all the others, and it should be clear upon […]

This tweet better not be about you!

This is a real tweet from a real person who does artist management and PR in Los Angeles. She’s not talking about you or your band, is she?

If you’re not making it simple to contact you through your website, you’re at risk of missing out on a lot: gigs, press, heck – even sales. […]

Summer’s almost here – get your gigs on your calendar!

Got some high-profile gigs coming up? Got some low-profile gigs coming up? Got a clear calendar you’d like to fill? The summer’s fast approaching, and eagle-eyed music-loving pre-planners will be looking to schedule their weekends, months in advance.

Make it easy for ’em! Get all your upcoming gigs (no matter how big or small) listed […]

Make sure your website links to your music on Spotify

We’ve talked before about making it easy for fans to find what they’re looking for within seconds of viewing your website, and this tip is along those same lines: Potential fans will be looking for a link to your music on Spotify when they hit your site, and you need to make sure it’s there!

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Using HostBaby’s video pages to build your YouTube channel

Couple quick questions: Are you putting your music on YouTube? If not, you should be! It’s the #1 music-discovery platform in the world and CD Baby can help you get paid for your music’s use on YouTube, whether you put it there or not. Already got your music (or at least some of it) on […]

HostBaby’s webmail just got an upgrade

HostBaby’s webmail function just got big upgrade, and you can check it out now in your account.

We’ve given everything a facelift, providing a modern look and feel, but never at the expense of function. This new system is faster, mobile-responsive (so your emails look great on any device), and if you had settings saved […]

Your 5 most important calls-to-action: every musician website should have at least 3 of ‘em

Even if you have the best designed, most streamlined website in the world, you still need to TELL your fans what you want them to do when they’re there.

That’s where a good “call-to-action” comes in. A call-to-action (or CTA) is any element on your website — text, banner, button, etc. — that asks visitors […]

It’s October Madness at HostBaby – get FREE unlimited CD Baby distribution!

Embrace the Madness!

It’s that time of year again: HostBaby’s stirring the cauldron, cackling maniacally, and in the mood for October Madness!

This is your chance to get a year of hosting for way below the normal price, but this year we’re sweetening the deal even further: Not only do you get 13 months of […]