‘Tis the season: give your fans a free gift (and drive traffic to your site!)

For most of us, the Christmas season doesn’t really start until after Thanksgiving, and that’s great! It makes this time of year even more special, but it also means, as of today, you’ve got the next few weeks to prepare yourself and your artist website for the upcoming rush.

Want to spend the holidays giving […]

Musician Websites 101: Does your homepage make things easy for fans?

When someone visits your website, they should be able to find exactly what they’re looking for in a matter of seconds.

One of the ways to achieve that is to create a clear top navigation bar (Home, About, Calendar, Videos, Contact, etc.).

Another way to make it simple for fans is […]

Updating your existing theme to a mobile-friendly website is easier than you think

Because high tech shouldn’t mean high maintenance

Depending on the country you live in, as much as 30-70% of your visitors could be looking at your website on a mobile device.

Is your site design responsive, or mobile-friendly? Are you taking advantage of all the latest tools HostBaby has to offer?

If you’ve been […]

You don’t want people saying THIS about your music online

Pretty frustrating when you’re first introduced to a band and you really like their music but you can’t find any background information…

— #ProudOfLouAndHaz (@Laravd_S) April 27, 2015

I found a really cool band but I can’t find any pictures or information on it — lexi (@moodymalfoy) June 17, 2014 […]

5 ways to add your music to a HostBaby website

You’re a musician. Music is kinda like… your thing. So you want to make sure your songs can be easily heard on your website, right?

Here are five ways to let fans hear your music when they visit your website:

1. Use HostBaby’s built-in audio player

The HostBaby audio player can be easily added to […]

Two HostBaby artists give outstanding performances on ‘The Voice’

HostBaby clients impress judges on The Voice

Huge congrats to Tonya Boyd-Cannon and Sawyer Fredericks, two HostBaby artists who successfully auditioned for The Voice earlier this year, and who are both still in the running to win the popular TV show’s vocal competition.

We wanted to give them both a shout-out here and share […]

More than a thousand artists now using HostBaby’s Instagram tool

Recently at HostBaby we were excited to see that more than a thousand musicians were using our Instagram tool to display awesome photos on their websites.

If you’re one of them, we’d love to take a look at your photo gallery! Feel free to leave a link in the comments below. If you’re not using […]

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 few weeks ago, […]

Get a .rocks or .band domain name at a discounted price!

Get a new domain extension made just for musicians!

Do you want your website’s domain name to stand out from the pack? We’ve got the inside track on two new extensions perfect for today’s independent musician: .rocks and .band.

That’s right, you can now own yourname.rocks or yourname.band!

And through March 31, 2015, you […]

6 quick ways to give your website a fresh feel this Spring

Chances are good the majority of people who come across your music will do so online. If it looks like your website hasn’t been updated in a while, people will assume you don’t take your music or your music career seriously — and they certainly won’t be sharing your content with their friends.

To make […]