Website Tips and Best Practices


Scenario: You play out, people come to see you, you sell music at your shows; You have a website, a Facebook page where you promote your live dates, but you don’t post that you’re “on the bus” or “ate Mexican food for lunch.” Social media is a bit of a chore to you and the last thing you want to do is add an Instagram account. Or is it?

You should do it!

Here’s the primary reason: It’s easy! If you have a smart phone – and if you’re a traveling musician, you do – it is super simple to upload a photo from your phone and caption it. And that’s really it. Instagram is a native smartphone app (i.e: you can’t update Instagram from your computer), and for someone who is on the road or recording, there is always going to be great visual CONTENT to share. Whether it’s backstage, on the highway or an amazing jam session, there are so many photo opps right at your fingertips. It’s also really easy to hashtag other artists - when you hashtag, think of it as filing your post in a worldwide filing cabinet - and that can draw attention to your music/brand. For instance, if you’re a Southern Rock band, tag the Allman Bros and Skynyrd. Let people know this is what you sound like, and if they like those acts, they’d like you too. You can also feature your IG on your Section 101 website - so all around, it’s a smart choice. Get snapping!

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Website Tips and Best Practices

New Music Discovery Options

    posted 6/7/2017

Links aren’t just Sausages!

    posted 3/23/2017

Give A Little, Get A lot

    posted 2/8/2017

Live Stream It & They Will Come

    posted 1/24/2017

Tend Your Garden

    posted 1/9/2017

Be Thankful!

    posted 12/9/2016

Good Tips for Bloggers

    posted 11/3/2016

"Satisfaction Guaranteed"

    posted 10/19/2016

Logo It Up!

    posted 10/5/2016

Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm....

    posted 9/7/2016

Put Your Best Content Forward!

    posted 8/9/2016

If you've got it, flaunt it!

    posted 7/27/2016

The Reviews That Mean the Most

    posted 7/13/2016

(Auto) Population Control

    posted 6/29/2016

One Minute PR Class

    posted 6/1/2016


    posted 5/18/2016

Patience is a Virtue!

    posted 5/4/2016

Come On, Get Active (Online!)

    posted 4/6/2016

P is for Promotion

    posted 3/23/2016

Own, Don't Rent!

    posted 3/9/2016

Come on Baby, Let's Blog!

    posted 2/24/2016

Choose Wisely, Jedi

    posted 1/27/2016

Act Like Star!

    posted 1/6/2016

Pay it Forward

    posted 12/3/2015

Your Newsletters & Gmail In Box Tabs

    posted 11/25/2015

Multiply Your Success!

    posted 11/12/2015

Shake it like a Polaroid Picture

    posted 3/26/2015

Show Your Mobile Love

    posted 2/12/2015

The Look - Do You Stand Out?

    posted 1/30/2015

I Will Take Titles For $200, Alex

    posted 1/14/2015

Searching for Mister Right (Word)

    posted 11/20/2014

To Have or Have Not? Go On, Have It!

    posted 10/8/2014

Don't You Forget About Me

    posted 10/2/2014


    posted 7/31/2014

Don’t Let Visitors BOUNCE Away!

    posted 7/17/2014

3-2-1 LAUNCH!

    posted 7/3/2014

Shopping List? I'll Tweet to That!

    posted 5/23/2014

Responsive website – say wha?

    posted 4/25/2014

To Pin or Not To Pin?

    posted 4/3/2014

Stop the Presses!

    posted 3/21/2014

Engage Your Audience!

    posted 2/20/2014

Tag Team!

    posted 1/18/2014

Website Do's & Don'ts

    posted 1/3/2014