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into what you have to become and how determined you have to be a
musician in today's computer age....... COMING SOON.. THIS IS
THE END! THE LAST ARTICLE OF MY INVESTIGATION OF THE
DOORS MUSIC COMPANY AND THE CROOKS WHO STOLE MY COMMERCIAL...AND
CONCEPT AND THEN CREATED R.A.D.D.. also FOOL SITE OF THE
How To Build
A Great Website: One of the
most important things about being a musician these days, now
that the internet has leveled the playing field, is that a
musician has to be more than just a musician in order to exploit this new frontier
to its fullest or even just to make a dent. Sometimes it
might not even be worth it for all the work you have to put in
to building a web presence because it becomes a job. You
now have to be a web designer, which encompasses a lot of
other skills. You, also must become a
marketer, an ad writer (blurbs)
and Advertiser. There are basically 5 steps to
building a great web site. If broken down, each
of the five steps contains about 5 individual steps -
which equals 25
steps, which equals a lot of work (these links provide you with
some of the products I used).
Design: When you look at a web
site, there is a lot more than meets the eye. Some of this may
seem trivial, but it's the most important. There are a
few elements to be considered. <
pre made Templates>.solve almost all of this for you. First you have
to choose a
background color. All pages may be the same the color or
they can be different colors, which will add a little something
extra to the website. Then there's the font or text.
should you use? Does it fit with the band's image?
it fit with the background page color? For example:
Is it a sinister
heavy metal text or a hip urban style text? Then you
have to choose a color for the text that blends
well with the background
color as well as the style of the bands image. Blending is
everything. If all these steps are looked at you can get a very
appealing page to the eye that will attract visitors.
Furthermore, if you don't already have a logo for the band or
page, it's another important element. If you do, a banner
or marquee, linking them to another page or special item on your
site would be a good idea also and will help to keep visitors
coming back to you. You may have visited a site similar to
the one I am describing. It's not obvious to the naked eye
as to why you are attracted to certain sites over others.
The text and color arrangements of the site are one factor that
make a site attractive and draws repeat customers who might want
to explore the site further. like Flash
Banners If you explore this site a
little, you will see examples of what this article is about -
especially the games! Hopefully, you will get some insight
as to how this site has been built over time using the
techniques that I am now sharing with you..
you: Of course, you have to write a page about yourself or
the band. What you write here depends on the image that
you want to portray. There are a few ways to go about this,
but whichever way you go, use a variety. For some, the hardest
way to go
would be to make fun of yourself. If you can't bring yourself to
the task, get someone else to do it. It is a good idea to lighten up
here. Inject a little humor. Poke some fun at yourself . Even if you are
an egotistical musician and think the world of yourself, make
fun of yourself because everyone else is behind your back.
That will show them that you are being honest about yourself and
rather than people turning you off, they'll want to read more
about you. At first, people are more interested in the character of
a person or band. You should mix various elements of
yourself, such as sophistication, humor, intelligence, and
creativity when creating your bio page. If you are more
than a solo artist and have a band, you can mix it up even more
with all the members and try to create personas for each one of
you. It's like the saying on the internet that
says "No one knows you other than by what you write about
yourself." This will
draw people into your website to actually listen to your music and hear what you
have to sing about, which is all you really want in the first
place. Before you can get people to listen to you, you have to lead them
there. You want them to see who you are behind the
mask, what your opinions are about in your songs,
and how compassionate and sensitive you are. We all know
how to write great things about ourselves, or brag and
build up ourselves, but it is a delicate balance.
The last thing you want to do is bore people with your hype.
Humor is a
great way to grab attention, and for those people who
don't mind ragging on themselves like me, you might take it a
little bit further. Here's one I came up with about
myself. Click here if you want to see an
example that mocks me, as well as builds
me up. It's honest, which is what people want.
They want to
laugh, as well as get to know about you and your band.
only about the music, but also about the human behind it.
the funny stuff about you. Create a caricature of
yourself with words.
course, you need something besides the band and music.
If you have
no videos or music downloads at your site for free, you can try to
get some content from other bigger sites (such as news or astrology,
a search engine or weather) or you can email this
site and use our content like the JOKES.......E
CARDS.....LOTTO.....GAMES.....POEMS..,If you have some web skills or want to lean some more,
there are plenty of programs out on the market that can be
bought and altered. During the past five years as I was
site together, I was also attending
computer shows and music expos and doing a lot of
research. The freelance software community was beginning to
grow and now there is an abundance of scripts, ,flash,
JAVA, PERL, PHP, and ASP. Sounds scary,
right? As a musician, it may. There are a lot of these scripts on the market and if you take the
time to learn them you might be able to make a site. When
started with this site, I learned and evaluated a lot of
scripts (over a thousand by now) . Some programs are free and if
it's a script you like, you can buy the better version of the
script. A lot of trial and error goes into this process, but you and
your site will grow at the same time. I had created most
of these sites from ready-made scripts that I
altered. It took some time because I was learning as I went
along. Most of the sites have been revamped a few times,
because I changed the scripts as I found better ones , and I have more content waiting in the wings.
I just don't
have enough time to implement it yet. This is
something that I'm sure
most musicians face, but one thing I have also learned is that if you do
things one step at a time that over time you will have another page
of content for your site. It may take a few months, but it will be
worth it. Oh, and another important thing is to
always announce that your site will be adding content and to
tell your visitors to come back to see it.
Engines: All search engines rank sites
differently. Some rank by the key words you use and
the title of your page or how many pages you are linked to and
visa versa. Here is MP3
MUSICLINK to leave your link. These are some of the secrets and areas in
which you need to
hone your skills. I will give you a few tips here.< meta
tags keyword creator> When using
keywords, use different ones on each page and use them in the
title, as well. You can purchase programs to submit
your site to search engines or get the freebie
submitters that submit to FFAs and classifieds. There
are a few out there that can actually work for you, if you
keep up on it. You should also read a book on it.
There are some
freebies on the web. I will also be adding links to these
freebies in the
future. . You can submit to search engines manually or pay a
company to do it, but whatever way you do it you still might wind up on the 5th
or 10th thousand page. I don't know if any of these companies
can put you up on top since there are so many sites out there.
Everyone of these skills is important, but this is where you can
actually succeed in getting more visitors to your site and this makes
all the other work you did pay off. This is the final step.
this beforehand, will leave people empty handed.
This is why you want to do
this as a final step, but you also shouldn't wait until
the end to do
research. You should do the research as you are
building or rebuilding your site, so as not to have to do these
steps over again. Here is a Search
Driving traffic to your site has always been a chore or impossible.
Here is a free and easy idea, a Traffic Exchange....What
about driving visitors to your site by opening your browser,
something you may do a lot of times during a day? It seems unbelievable,
but that's exactly what our START PAGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
does for you absolutely FREE! You'll be given a unique ADDRESS
to set as your browsers start page. Each time you open your
browser, we direct you to other members' websites, which in turn
gives you visitors back to yours! THE
MP3COLONY TRAFFIC EXCHANGE will deliver traffic to your site.
Actually, every other musician who signs up will help you too.
It's musicians helping musicians. This is a
tested method that has worked on the net for years. You
will also get 10% of all the traffic generated by 10
referral levels. Each time your referrals open a new browser window,
account will be credited.
Music: Of course, there's the music. It
may seem like it's the most important thing, in the music biz these days,
but it's now it has become only one of the
important things if you want to take your career into your
own hands at least a little and try to make a dent. This
is because the playing field has been
leveled so much. Before we didn't know who we were competing
against. Now we are faced with hundreds of thousands of bands
from all over the world, some with better songs, better web pages,
better marketing , better advertising, and more
money. Now it's not
only the music that we are trying to sell. It's a whole package.
As for myself, this site has taken a life of its own.
so much content that I can't grow as fast as I would like
to grow. and if you would like some of the tools and
software Ii used to create this site here is a link to the site
is part of a series of articles that will focus on the artist
today and the worldwide web. If you would like to use this on
your site, contact us.