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Bassists' personal (bass) websites: tell me about yours

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by leanne, Apr 20, 2004.


  1. leanne

    leanne

    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    I'm looking for information and opinions about personal bass related web pages. By personal, I mean not band related, but your own website devoted to you as a musican, for promotional or other music related purposes.
    Please answer whatever you can, and feel free to tell me anything I didn't think to ask.

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    Did you create your site, or did someone else do it?
    Do you update it yourself, or does someone else?
    Who was in charge of deciding upon the content?

    Do you post the dates you're playing?
    Do you send emails to people who signed up via the site to let them know about your gigs?

    Do you provide any transcriptions, free or for a fee?

    Have you ever been offered any work or opportunities because of your website?

    Do you list previous studio work, bands, recordings, or performances?
    If you do, do you list everything, or just the big stuff?

    Do you have on your website any quotes or comments by other people about yourself?
    If so, did you ask people to say something about you?

    Do you have any music available for streaming or download?
    If you do, what is it?
    Do you include pics or a list of your gear?

    Do you sell anything from the website? What?
    Do you handle the payments and shipping yourself?

    If you teach...
    Is there any content specifically for your students?
    Do you provide any free or paid lessons or help on your site?

    How do you let people know about your website?
    Do you have a personal business card that lists the address?
    Do you have promo material like pamphlets or something that lists the address?
    Is your personal page linked from a website devoted to something else you're involved in? (your band, work, whatever)

    About how many hits do you get and is there a part of your site that is most popular?

    Anything else?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    My situation may not quite fit your parameters, but I'll play if that's OK.
    I started my site basically to keep track of the gear coming in and out of my studio, and to promote it a bit. There's not a lot of content other than pics, but it's been good practice for maintaining a site.


    Did you create your site, or did someone else do it?
    Do you update it yourself, or does someone else
    Who was in charge of deciding upon the content
    all me.

    Do you post the dates you're playing?
    Do you send emails to people who signed up via the site to let them know about your gigs
    not from my personal page

    Do you provide any transcriptions, free or for a fee
    nope

    Have you ever been offered any work or opportunities because of your website
    not that I know of

    Do you list previous studio work, bands, recordings, or performances?
    nah

    Do you have on your website any quotes or comments by other people about yourself?
    some in the guestbook.

    If so, did you ask people to say something about you
    just asked a few friends to sign it, rest are from surfers

    Do you have any music available for streaming or download
    a little

    If you do, what is it
    demos/samples

    Do you include pics or a list of your gear
    Oh yeah! That's why I started the page originally, to keep track of what I had in the studio...

    Do you sell anything from the website? What?
    Instruments occasionally

    Do you handle the payments and shipping yourself
    yep

    How do you let people know about your website
    usually in my signature on forums, that's about it.

    Do you have a personal business card that lists the address
    I-firmative.

    Do you have promo material like pamphlets or something that lists the address
    Not really no.

    Is your personal page linked from a website devoted to something else you're involved in? (your band, work, whatever)
    Yerp, me personal page on my band's page.

    About how many hits do you get and is there a part of your site that is most popular?
    average 700 hits a month, up to 11,000 at the moment.
    Probably my drums page is getting the most hits lately as it's my prime focus right now.

    You looking to put your own together?
     
  3. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    You would probably do well to ask Liz Quits Harold (Chris Fitzgerald). He recently created his and its really a good one.


    Mike
     
  4. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Did you create your site, or did someone else do it?
    Do you update it yourself, or does someone else?
    Who was in charge of deciding upon the content?

    All myself.

    Do you post the dates you're playing?
    I'm not currently in a gigging situation, but when I was - yes.

    Do you send emails to people who signed up via the site to let them know about your gigs?
    Same as above.

    Do you provide any transcriptions, free or for a fee?
    Very informally to a friend a few times - no charge.

    Have you ever been offered any work or opportunities because of your website?
    Yes.

    Do you list previous studio work, bands, recordings, or performances?
    Yes.

    If you do, do you list everything, or just the big stuff?
    Recording, live gigging, and long-term situations. No "jams" or informal gatherings.

    Do you have on your website any quotes or comments by other people about yourself?
    Yes.

    If so, did you ask people to say something about you?
    Requested quotes from the professional gigs.

    Do you have any music available for streaming or download?
    Yes.

    If you do, what is it?
    Samples of recorded and live work.

    Do you include pics or a list of your gear?
    Yes.

    Do you sell anything from the website? What?
    No.

    Do you handle the payments and shipping yourself?
    N/A.

    If you teach...
    Is there any content specifically for your students?

    N/A.

    Do you provide any free or paid lessons or help on your site?
    N/A.

    How do you let people know about your website?
    E-mail and website signatures, links from other sites.

    Do you have a personal business card that lists the address?
    Outdated, but yes.

    Do you have promo material like pamphlets or something that lists the address?
    No.

    Is your personal page linked from a website devoted to something else you're involved in? (your band, work, whatever)
    It has been linked from projects I've been a part of at the time, yes.

    About how many hits do you get and is there a part of your site that is most popular?
    Haven't checked stats in a while, but as I'm between major gigs they'd be fairly low. My LiveJournal link recieves the most click-throughs.
     
  5. leanne

    leanne

    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    I have an additional question: if your website had lots of traffic, how would you use that to your benefit?

    (besides selling cds, telling locals about your gigs, or selling ads on your page)

    thanks
    Leanne