10 Design Tips To Create A Great Music Website
So it's time to design your music website. You want it to look great, hook potential fans and business partners, and show your music in the best light. Where do you start? Luckily, The Bandzoogle Blog has 10 tips to help you create a successful web design.
— Music Think Tank (@musicthinktank) October 17, 2017
The first tips have to do with the look and feel of your website. You'll want professional photos taken, as this is the first thing most visitors will see. From there, lock in a clean layout with a cohesive color scheme and easy-to-read font that's consistent throughout your whole site. And don't forget to make sure the site is mobile friendly.
Next up, focus on navigation. Keep it simple by having only the necessary navigation items in your menu, and make sure each menu item has a purpose. Label everything clearly and succinctly. Think utility. Also add a clear call to action button prominently on your website's homepage directing visitors to take action, whether to subscribe to a newsletter or purchase your music.
Then you'll want to think about content. Since your website will likely draw a variety of audiences, make sure there is content for fans, potential fans and industry professionals alike. You'll also want to make sure the content throughout your site tells your story and lets visitors in on who you are as an artist.
Finally, integrate music. Most likely all visitors to your site are going to want to hear your sound. Don't make them search. Place music players prominently on nearly all of your website's pages, including your homepage. Like the look and feel of the rest of your site, use a player button that's attractive and matches the rest of your design.
"Now that you have an idea of the content you should be using, and how to create it, make sure your design choices also reflect who you are as a musician," writes Melanie Kealey. "A clean layout, beautiful imagery, plus colors that work well together will wrap up your text and photos into a neat but professional website package."