BUSINESSESMAN By Chris Khronic Featuring CMillz
This track will be featured on the up coming BladenCountyBallin mixtape.
BUSINESSESMAN By Chris Khronic Featuring CMillz This track will be featured on the up...
Anwar Cole’s new project “Three Years Later” is a must hear! This Detroit artist...
Alphacat (Iman Crosson) released another video of himself as Barack Obama rapping. This time...
Hopsin recently released a video for his skit “No Words” and I personally love...
Do Musicians Need A Website? So you are a musician and you’re wondering if...
Anwar Cole’s new project “Three Years Later” is a must hear! This Detroit artist has something for everyone on this release. Anwar also produces his own music. He has 12 tracks on this tape and he produced every one except #3 and #5. Give this tape a listen and I bet you become a fan.
Alphacat (Iman Crosson) released another video of himself as Barack Obama rapping. This time around he’s going out on Donald Trump and it’s great!!!
Barack Obama – “Back to Back” (Drake SPOOF)
Do Musicians Need A Website?
So you are a musician and you’re wondering if you need a website. The answer is YES! The Internet is is a virtual landscape and you need to have your own real estate, a central headquarters to say. You need your base station, castle, home, or domain as they call it, where you are the boss. You make the rules here!
The reason I am stressing the “YOURS” thing is because every single platform that you use online to push and promote your brand is “NOT YOURS”. With that being said, just think about MySpace. As that platform dryed up due to FaceBook being a much better social platform, a lot of MySpace artists lost everything they built. They joined FaceBook but their fans could no longer find them because of the “friend” system that FaceBook used. The artists that had websites at that time didn’t get hit as hard because their fans knew where to find them.
Social Media Is A Tool!
Social media is a great tool for spreading the word and interacting with fans. It’s also great for networking, but 1 change can cripple your movement. I personally know artists and producers today that no longer use FaceBook Pages due to the changes FaceBook made to “THEIR” platform. You have to take the good with the bad when “YOU DON’T OWN IT”!
We built the majority of our fan base through Twitter. It was a more open approach than FaceBook offers due to the “friends” concept. Our goal was to reach a lot of people fast. You can easily do this on “THEIR” platform but there has to be more to your goal than just reaching people. Our main focus to our goal was to get people to sign up for our email list. Sure, you can reach thousands or even millions of people on social networks, but how many of them will remember you? How many will find you a month down the road if they’re not your “friend”? Even if they are socially connected to you, say they have thousands of “friends” and you’re lost in the mix. Get them to sign up on “YOUR” site and now they know where to find you.
Making Your Own Website.
Making your own website is not hard. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t know where to start, I will help you with the basics here.
First thing first, you need your own Domain. A domain name is basically your Internet address. Our domain name here is www.undergroundpodcast.com, this is what separates us from every other website out there. You can purchase a domain name from several different websites, we chose to go with Hostgator.
Once you have purchased yourself a domain name, you need to purchase a Hosting package from a web hosting service. A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the Internet. We once again used Hostgator for this. They have amazing customer service and have helped me troubleshoot any issues I’ve come across.
After you have purchased a domain name and a hosting plan, you will need to choose what platform you want to build your website with. We went with WordPress because it is simple and easy to use. You can purchase all kinds of useful plugins and widgets for WordPress. My favorite part about WordPress though, has to be the fact that it is an open source community. You can get anything you can think of for free! This is a huge plus for beginners.
Now you will need a Theme for your website. A website theme basically determines what your website looks like and how it functions. Different themes perform different and have different capabilities. This part has a lot to do with personal preference, what do you want your site to do for you? You will have to read what different themes offer to determine what you need. At this point, it’s up to you. YOU ARE THE BOSS NOW!