Describe your music on your site (before someone else does it for you)

We’ve talked about your band bio on your site, and how it should clearly state who you are and what your story is, but we also need to talk about how you describe your music on your musician website. This is another opportunity to add a piece to your story and take control of your […]

Your musician bio: What it needs and what it doesn’t

Ever see the phrase “TL;DR” online? It stands for “Too long; didn’t read” and it’s the last thing you want someone saying about your musician bio on your site. Now: this is not to say your bio can’t have some length to it – it can! – but if you’re gonna write  a novel, you […]

HostBaby’s email server update: What you need to know

Your HostBaby email has been upgraded!

This upgrade was implemented to help your email run faster, improve spam filtering, and bolster account security.

In order for your new email to function properly, you’ll need to update your server settings. If you’re using a third-party email client to access your HostBaby email (Apple Mail, Windows Mail, […]

Add a downloadable press kit to your musician website

If you want bloggers and journalists to write about your music, and if you want to impress talent buyers so you can play more gigs,  you need to make it easy for them to write about you or get a feel for your music by providing them with all the essentials.

A while back, we […]

Want to increase engagement? Post new content (at least) every week.

Fans want to stay connected to you, but they’re not going to spend their free time refreshing your site, hoping some new content pops up. (That’s what Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are for: a constant stream of stuff.)

But let’s say you have a blog on your musician website. And let’s say you commit […]

I’m looking for your “listen” link – where is it?

Someone just told me about your band. They’re sure I’ll like your music a lot. I trust this person so I’m gonna give it a shot! But, just so you know, it’s 2017 and I’m not looking to spend more than about 45 seconds searching around for your music.

I’ve got my phone in […]

Don’t feel obligated to link to your social networks if you’re not using them

Not keeping up with your Twitter account? Don’t link to it!

Social networks can be tough to stay on top of. Musicians today might feel obligated to be active on every popular social network, which can often lead to account creation (with the best of intentions), a short period where you engage with the platform […]

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 […]