WordPress.com for Music
What are the best themes for music sites?
You can use any theme for music, but a few stand out. Go to the Music Theme Showcase to see a list of recommended themes for musicians. Also check out Music on WordPress.com to see a list of features, themes, and example sites.
How much exposure can I get on WordPress.com?
As much as you want! WordPress.com is one of the largest publishing platforms on the web, and best of all, it’s free! Right after signup, you’ll have all the tools you need to inform your fans, share upcoming performance dates, direct your fans to your album sales, provide email subscriptions, automatically post to Facebook and Twitter, and much more!
You mentioned email subscriptions, how do I do that?
When a visitor subscribes to your site via email, they will automatically receive your posts in their inbox. Since your site is already a great way to announce upcoming performances, album releases, etc, email subscriptions turn it into a great mailing list. To make subscribing easier on your fans, add a Follow Widget.
What about Facebook and Twitter?
With Publicize, your posts will be automatically published to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Path. Plus, you can add sharing buttons to your posts and pages so your fans can share your news with their friends.
How do I list tour dates and events?
You can use the Upcoming Events widget or shortcode together with a calendar link to display a list of gigs.
How do I share my music?
We give you plenty of ways to share audio with your fans. If you have a Space Upgrade, you can upload and embed your own audio as well as mobile-friendly, HTML5-based playlists. You can also easily embed your music from SoundCloud, Bandcamp, Spotify, and 8tracks.
What about video?
There are plenty of ways to share videos right on your site. With a VideoPress upgrade, you can upload and embed your own videos. You can also easily embed videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Dailymotion, Viddler, Blip.tv, and Videolog.
What about photos?
Can I sell my albums on my site?
Yes, you can sell albums on your site by setting up PayPal buttons. You are also more than welcome to link to where your album can be purchased, like iTunes and Amazon. If you are selling your own albums, a custom form can be used by prospective customers to get in touch with you. If you have an impending release date, add a Milestone Widget for a simple countdown.
Can I post on the go?
What if I need help?
We’re always here to help, so if you need anything, please feel free to contact us.