You’re at a gig, rockin the house and looking out at the sea of people and it hits you - how am I gonna stay in touch with all these people!? You caught their attention, but to keep it you need to get them to your website right away.
Don’t have a website? Or you have one but you’re not happy with it? Not to worry. We’ve made it easy to build a DJ website with simple tools and modern themes. Let’s go over a roadmap of what you’ll want to include to build your fanbase.
Your show is not the place to be mysterious. Make sure to shout out your website address and ask the audience to sign up to your mailing list for a free mixtape. Just make sure your homepage is set up with the essential features. What are the essentials you ask?
Let’s take a look at a great homepage example by DJ Joe Cohen. He’s using our newest website template Eclipse to showcase his site. He included his latest news, a mailing list sign up, upcoming shows, and social media icons.
He’s also using our blog feature to display new mixes for preview or download. These page elements are just enough to entice fans to want to know more and explore the rest of your site.
Once your fans get a taste of the music on your homepage they’ll want to know more about you. This is where your Bio page comes in. With a Bio page you’ll want to let fans know where you come from, what you’ve done, what you’re working on, and what you plan on accomplishing in the future.
Writing your bio in third person will make it easier for media professionals to use it for things like blog posts and articles.
The Bio page is not the place to be modest or shy. Feel free to shout out all your praises and achievements. Opened for a popular artist? Make sure to include it! Rocked a large festival? Include it. Collaborated with a major industry player? Add it to the list!
DJSC does this on the first line of his Bio by mentioning he’s the exclusive DJ for the Dallas Cowboys football team. This is an incredible opportunity that gives him social proof that he’s a high-level DJ.
Discography and Clients
A Bio is a great place to start, but expanding on that with a discography and client list is a great next step.
A Discography is a catalog of musical recordings. This is imperative for a DJ, as this is what separates you from the pack. An effective DJ Discography page shows a variety of albums/EP’s, mixes and collaborations.
International DJ Zardonic has a multitude of accomplishments. Because of this, he's broken down his Discography into many sub-pages. Each page includes track lists, album covers, and free downloads to engage with his audience.
Once you start getting hired by more prominent clients, it’s important to display them on their own page. A great way to do this is by using company logos, as DJ Busy B’s done on his Clients page.
After seeing your impressive discography and client list, fans will want to jump back to hear more of your music. Having a dedicated music page is vital to show off your mixes.
Take a look at a great example by DJ, radio show host, and producer, DJ Obscene. You’ll see it’s nicely organized with a large header image and title. Each mix is broken up with a separate music player widget. Feel free to use an external player like Mixcloud or myFlashStore by pasting the embed code into our HTML feature.
After seeing what you’re about and hearing your mixes, fans will want to see you live. Make sure it’s easy for them to find you by having an Events page.
Top 20 Billboard Chart DJ, DJ Joe Maz not only has an appealing header image but also lists out his events in a simple to read format. He makes it easy for fans to see where he’s performing and they can RSVP right from the Events page using our Bandsintown integration.
For fans who can’t make it to live shows, it’s important to keep them connected through videos and photos.
For the videos page you’ll want to display them nice and large like DJ Aiden’s done on his Videos page. This brings the party to life and draws fans into the experience.
Similarly you’ll want to add a photo gallery to show off all of your promo photos, fan photos, and live performance shots as well.
DJ Lady Kate does an excellent job showing off her professional photos as well as live shots that makes fans want to be in the crowd.
The only thing left to do is make sure you have a way for fans and clients to hire you. You never want to put your email address on any page of your website, as spam bots crawl sites looking for this information. Instead, you should use a custom mail form on a Contact page.
DJ Nasty uses this form to gather the information he needs to provide a custom quote for prospective clients. Once you have this preliminary info you can set up a consultation and book a new gig.
Using these great examples, now it’s your turn to get your own website up and running. Still need more ideas? Not a problem. Bandzoogle is in the business of helping musicians, artists and DJ’s set up the most pro sites around. We have many more examples to give you the inspiration to get you going, here and here. Once you get started you’ll see it’s a breeze to build a pro DJ website that fits your style.
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