Is a website useful for a musician?

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Is a website useful for a musician?

Poll closed Apr 5, 2014.
  1. Yes

    6 vote(s)
    85.7%
  2. No

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. DannyBob

    DannyBob

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    Hi,

    So I am wanting, after I finish all my exams, to move onto a specialist music school and get a degree specific to bass. From this I hopefully want to become a session musician, producer or composer (or all three!). Should I build a website, and if so should I build one now to try and get a following (albeit a small one)?

    Thanks
  2. apotterdd

    apotterdd

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    If you want to get yourself out there on the WWW it couldn't hurt. Just depends on when you really want to start it. Either now or down the road, that part is totally up to you.

    As a start you could set up a Word Press site and blog about your experiences as you're going through your school. It can run on the Word Press site or you could go the extra step and get your own domain and obtain proper hosting either free or paid.

    I don't run a band site but I do run one that's on a host that I pay a yearly fee for. I believe it would be worth it.
  3. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

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    It doesn't hurt. People take you a whole lot more seriously than if you just have a Facebook Musician Page, a Personal Facebook Page or even a MySpace page. They're better than nothing, but the website does make a difference.
  4. DannyBob

    DannyBob

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    Thanks, I'll start it tonight :)
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  6. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member

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    I'd say Yes to a website, but No to paying money for one. Just get a page at one of the free hosting sites, with a basic bio and some audio clips if you've got 'em.
  7. Boom762

    Boom762 Hartke Whore - I AM the one who Booms! Supporting Member

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    get a website up and running and get business cards with the address on them. If you want to be a professional You'll need to look the part first. People judge by appearance first. Start making audition videos and loading them into your website. This way potential clients can judge if they want to hire you or not.

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