Quick and easy websites for jazz musicians

I recently created websites for a couple of musicians. And the process reminded me of how simple it has become to create a good-looking site that serves a variety of purposes.

So, the question for you is, how's YOUR website?

Have you been feeling guilty about its dated look and limited functionality? Did you start your build or remake of it but never finished it? Perhaps you want a website but haven't yet worked up the energy to do anything about it?

If you were a member of the last Jazz Master Summit, you might have seen my conversation with Dave Cool or Bandzoogle. Dave and I reviewed a few sites and talked about what a good site can do for a musician.

Watch my conversation with Dave here.

Bandzoogle is a platform for building sites for musicians and bands. They were a sponsor of the Summit, but that is not why I'm mentioning them. I honestly think it is the easiest way for musicians to build or upgrade an existing site.

You need no knowledge of coding or even design. Choose a template and replace their images and text with your own. It really is that simple.

Of the two recent sites I built, one was for Richie Beirach. He's been such a generous partner in our creation of books, audiobooks, and videos, that I could no longer bear his old barely functioning site.

Richies Home Page

The second site I've recently created was for the great trombone player, Conrad Herwig. I noticed that his site was not working so in exchange for a terrific interview he gave me, I built him a functioning site.

You need no knowledge of coding or even design. Choose a template and replace their images and text with your own. It really is that simple.

Of the two recent sites I built, one was for Richie Beirach. He's been such a generous partner in our creation of books, audiobooks, and videos, that I could no longer bear his old barely functioning site.

Conrads Home Page

Both sites took me about a week to complete and contain content that Richie and Conrad specifically asked for.

Seeing my Summit conversation with Dave Cook, pianist Phil Markowitz built his own site with Bandzoogle which came out great.

Phil Markowitz home page

I mention these sites because I want to impress upon you how easy it is to create your own space on the web or to refresh your old stale site. It need not take much time or money.

In fact, here's a link for three months free and then 15% off on the rest of the year's subscription: https://bandzoogle.com/?pc=jazzmaster

I don't make any money from your use of the link. I just want to encourage you to use it if you're ready to finally have a site that you can be proud of and that serves your particular musical needs.

In case you need a little encouragement, consider some of the reasons to have a well-functioning site:

  • Build your fan base
  • Let people know what you are up to
  • Sell your music and tickets to performances
  • Attract students and then collect money for your private teaching
  • Have easy access to your press materials like your bio and photos
  • Post your videos and music
Now you just need a bit of self-discipline to apply yourself to the process of deciding what you want from your site and then building it.

I know a good book on self-discipline, by the way! Click the image to check it out.
Self Discipline front cover FINAL

Regardless of your reasons, I really hope that you take advantage of the opportunity that the web has to offer. It truly has never been easier and cheaper to create a great-looking site for your music or band.

Mike

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