Making Band Websites: Promoting and Selling Your Music

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Making Band Websites: Promoting and Selling Your Music

Course Description
As a musician, I learned how to create websites out of pure necessity. I am not a professional programmer – I learned through trial and error and studying on my own what works and what doesn’t work. I’ve now written hundreds of websites for artists, musicians, bands, galleries, and other organizations.

In 2009 I created this class, “Web Design for Artists” as a class I teacher in-person around my area. The class has been very successful, and I’m really excited to bring it to an online platform. My goal with this class is simple: I want all musicians to have a website, be able to manage their website, and to never, ever, have to pay someone to do it for them.

This is a hands-on class: I am going to make a website for myself during this class, and walk you through every step. Nearly every video is a “walk through” on how to do something. And because I’m not a technical web designer, we won’t get bogged down with any abstract terminology – only what we need. Lets dive in!

Praise for other classes by J. Anthony Allen

“Dr Allen does it again with his music theory for electronic musicians series. This course really opened up everything I learned from the 1st section and now I understand more about the composition side of things for music. I highly highly recommend this course to anyone!!! Really opened my eyes to many things I wasn’t aware of.”
“The Best Teacher ever, who make you understand the in & out Music Theory by all mean without giving what you don’t want to know.”
“I have never had any formal training in music at all. Trying to learn all the notes and how everything translated was a serious challenge. After going thru this class, Dr. J has totally brought down the barriers. The content was very useful and was easy to grasp for me.”
What are the requirements?
No experience necessary
Students will need to purchase a domain name and hosting plan (about $50) during the class if they don’t already have one.
Having a domain name before starting the class is NOT required.
What am I going to get from this course?
By the end of this course, you will have a working, gorgeous website to show off your material.
In this course you will learn how to create stunning websites without learning any tedious code.
Students will learn how to setup a hosting account, domain name, and WordPress website.
What is the target audience?
Musicians
Bands
Producers
Rappers
Songwriters
Singers

Curriculum

Section 1: Overview
Welcome & Overview
05:04
How We Will Learn
06:39
My super big PDF handout for reference
62 pages
Section 2: Setting Everything Up
Setup Overview
03:02
Mac or PC? It Doesn’t Matter!
02:13
Picking a Hosting Company
08:23
Picking a Domain Name
14:17
Domain Setup and Hosting Walkthrough
16:49
Transferring a Domain Name or Hosting Plan to a New Company
05:40
Transferring a Domain Name, Part 2
12:51
Setting up Email Accounts
10:34
Installing WordPress
10:58
Installing a Temporary Password on Your (New) Website
06:15
All Done with the Setup!
03:00
Section 3: General Maintenance of your Site
Configuring WordPress
20:07
Finding a Theme
16:03
Installing a Theme
04:20
Configuring a Theme
08:50
The Dashboard Overview
10:35
Pages Vs. Posts – Keep it Simple!
06:05
Creating Pages
17:34
Organizing Your Menu
09:17
Setting up the Menu
08:45
Setting up the Home Page
11:51
Using Widgets!
16:49
Using Plugins!
04:46
Selling Stuff! (Part 1)
06:41
Selling Stuff! (Part 2)
09:32
Selling Stuff! (Part 3)
19:19
Hiding Comments
04:00
Video! (Or, How Embedding Works)
05:43
More with Video
10:55
Audio (Finally!)
07:51
Setting the Store Link
03:38
Content Wrap-Up
01:21
Section 4: Incorporating social media
Adding Social Media – Overview
01:46
Twitter
12:17
Facebook
10:42
The Case Against Calendars
05:45
Caution!
02:47
Keeping Everything up to Date
02:20
Revision History
03:05
Wrap up
01:05
Section 5: Extras!
Overview of the Extras Here
00:42
Password Protecting Pages and Scheduling Pages
07:15
Take that Password Protection Off!
03:47
Basic HTML For Widgets
13:00
Thats All Folks!
02:09
Bonus: Recurring Payments
03:24
Bonus Lecture: Discount Offers & Mailing List
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Instructor Biography
Jason Allen, Ph.D / Ableton Certified Trainer
J. Anthony Allen has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers.

J. Anthony Allen teaches at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN., and is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He is a co-founder and owner of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music.

J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelors degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way.

If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.)

Course Features

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