Introduction

WordPress, a blogging platform has now transformed itself to provide something for everyone who wants to create a website. WordPress Music is one such platform for all the musicians, bands or music companies where they can actually reach out to the world in easy steps. It is entirely web based and widely supported. For all the famous bands out there, you can present your work online and display your scheduled dates and sell your creation online while the newbies can actually reach the wider market through the special social integration features of WordPress Music.

Common Features

The following is a list of some of the common features of WordPress Music Plugins.

  • WordPress Music is mobile friendly and has HTML5 based playlists.
  • You can display the information about your upcoming events like the venue, date, and time.
  • It helps you in reaching people at large by using social integration through Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.
  • Viewers can preview your website or blog while listening to a single track or a multi track playlist.
  • It allows you to quickly embed and share music from plugins like Bandcamp, BandPage, SoundCloud, Spotify etc.
  • It helps you in maintaining a mailing list by allowing your users to subscribe for email updates.
  • You can also customize the themes of your site. You can also personalize your site by adding your photo or logo as a background image.

WordPress Music Plugins

You can manage your tour dates using plugins like concert press, event organiser, GigPress, Gigs Calendar etc. Music can be played on the site using plugins like HTML5 MP3 Player with Folder Feedburner Playlist, Grooveshark for WordPress etc. Music can be podcasted by using plugins like Blubrry and PodPress. WordPress Music provides many other plugins like Easyfileshop, Musopress Discography, WP Artists, WP Bandcamp, Sell Digital Downloads, Chords and Lyrics etc. Some of the popular WordPress Music plugins in general are:

  • WP Music Player
  • Easy Digital Downloads
  • PodPress
  • Musopress Discography
  • Gigs calendar

WordPress Premium Music Themes

The WordPress Premium Music Themes are available for purchase at the WordPress site. Using these themes you can actually present, promote and sell your work online; list out your upcoming shows or events; provide support for downloading your albums, and also display social share buttons. Some of the famous WordPress Premium Music Themes are listed below:

  • SoundStage: It is from the Mint Themes and is very clean in presentation. It has everything that a band needs. It includes a HTML 5 audio player and integrates with WooCommerce.
  • Faded: It helps you to present your website in a more professional way. It is also from the Mint Themes and has a HTML5 audio player, a homepage slider and multiple page templates.
  • Live: You can purchase this at Theme Forest. It has e-commerce functionality, fluid and responsive layout, custom widgets and features 3 different skins.
  • Music PRO: Another Theme from the Theme Forest which has an e-commerce integration with PayPal, 4 different skins, a theme options panel, custom widgets and many more.
  • The Grammy Theme: This theme features SoundCloud integration, Social Media Integration and also has a slidebar. It is a popular product of the Foxhound Band Themes.

WordPress Music Widgets

WordPress Music also provides numerous widgets which you can add to the sidebar of your blog. Some of them include:

  • Easy Music Widget: You can easily add an MP3 Player to your blog sidebar.
  • Audio Player Widget: It supports audio player plugins in your WordPress sidebar.
  • BP Profile Music Widget: It helps you to embed a BandCamp, Noisetrade,Tunecore or SoundCloud Player on your blog sidebar.

Socializing Content

You can socialize your website content by having certain Facebook Like buttons, Google Plus icons and Tweet this buttons on your sites. In fact the new official plugin from Facebook.com allows all kind of Facebook integrations. On the other hand Tweet2Download allows you to download in exchange for a tweet and follow while LifeStream displays all your social feeds and photos like you see in other websites.

Briefly

WordPress Music is a mini world for all the musicians, bands and music companies out there who wish to reach the fans and market in a simple and costless way. You need not be any tech savvy’s to actually host your website as the creation and posting of the site is just minutes away. You can also upgrade their sites if you wish to by paying a few dollars and make it unique with features like having extra space to upload audio files, facility to upload HD videos into the website, customization of the site using your own CSS or to create a unique web address of your band. So this can also be termed as the Musicians Home. Getting your WordPress Music website started is easy with GreenGeeks, with simple 1-click installation of WordPress, enhanced security, optimized web and database servers.

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