I Think More Musicians Should Have Squarespace Websites
I think more Musicians should use Squarespace.
After building sites with Squarespace for over 3 years, I can safely say that this is by far my favorite platform. Why? Because the beautiful finished product is SO EASY to work with. After finishing a website, I sit down with an artist, musician or entrepreneur for roughly an hour and a half to train them on the basics of Squarespace. When they hop up from the table, they know everything they need to know to keep their fresh new website looking and functioning optimally.
Why is Squarespace a great choice for musicians?
That's easy. Here's why:
If you are a serious musician, there's a lot to be gained from having a website that distills your message and aesthetic into something compelling. With Squarespace, I've seen musicians absolutely crush it. I've got 5 reasons why Squarespace is amazing for musicians:
- Selling Music & Merch
- Connecting With Fans
- Flexing your visuals
- Press & Booking
- Simple Website Solutions
Check out my breakdown below. If you are interested in improving yourself and your music career in any of these areas, consider using Squarespace to make it happen. Beaumonde would love to help you when you're ready. We are the only Squarespace experts who specialize in helping creative hustlers and artistic visionaries.
SELL MUSIC & MERCH
+ Sell your single or album in your shop
+ Embed music streaming platforms on your site: (Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, iTunes, SoundCloud, etc.)
+ Sell your own inventory of merchandise
+ Set up automated order fulfillment with 3rd party integrations (hands-free sales)
+ Sell tickets to your events
CONNECT WITH FANS
+ Link your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and more
+ Grow your email list with MailChimp signup
+ Publish a visually stunning blog
+ Accept fan donations through Squarespace
+ Password protected pages mean you can offer behind-the-scenes content to VIP fans
FLEX THE VISUALS
+ Show off your music videos with full page galleries and video backgrounds
+ Clean image and gallery layouts will put your visual aesthetic front and center
+ Squarespace Portfolio App for iOS means your dopest content is always on-hand via phone or tablet.
PRESS & BOOKING
+ Show fans your tour dates and upcoming events using Bandsintown or a calendar/event page.
+ Responsive website layout means you have a flexible site that doubles as a sexy EPK.
+ Book interviews and schedule meetings with free Acuity Scheduling, courtesy of Squarespace.
+ Contact forms for business / sponsorship inquiries
+ Updating your site is easy thanks to the platform's simple visual editor.
+ Buy and setup your domain all within Squarespace
+ Create a custom email address through Squarespace with G Suite (ex: firstname.lastname@example.org).
And there you have it! Just a few reasons why working with Squarespace could be your best decision of 2018.
Shep Bryan, Co-founder
Of Beaumonde's two co-founders, Shep is the musical one. He's loves opening new doors for artists and considers himself a snazzy songwriter and music producer. Shep has produced 600+ songs, shown a short film at the Cannes Film Festival, published a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Education, and has racked up nearly one million views with Snapchat Geofilters.