Being a DJ usually means wearing a lot of hats - you’re often an audio technician, a musicologist, a producer, an MC, a promoter, an agent, and more. Summing all of that into a professional website that’s easy to navigate can sometimes be a challenge.
It also usually means your job involves long days and late nights. Fortunately, with Bandzoogle's DJ website templates, it's really easy to get a great looking DJ website up quickly that does everything you need it to, so you have more time for the fun stuff.
Let’s take a look at a few things that are essential for a great DJ website design using our Zenith template as an example design to meet your DJ needs.
Make a solid first impression with an image
The saying goes you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and most new visitors will get their first impression from your main page image. It can present your musical style and your professionalism without a single line of text, and it can be the thing that draws visitors further into your site.
The Zenith template is built to give a great first impression with a full screen header on your homepage, and shorter headers on your secondary pages, so your visitors don’t have to keep scrolling with each click of your menu.
You can even adjust the header height to your taste in the design settings, and set a ‘call to action’ in the header to direct visitors to your booking / contact page, or download set demos or mix tapes.
DJ Motorane takes all this a step further on his homepage using our header slideshow option in full screen effect. He also keeps his homepage neat and organized with a short blurb for his SEO, promotional video, mailing list signup, and an events list.
Show them how hard you work
Nothing says hard working DJ to visitors like a list of upcoming events. Not only does it help the public know where you’re spinning, but it shows bookers and venues that you can pull a crowd, and that you’ll be worth hiring.
Zenith is a great template in that you can set the height of all your secondary page headers to ‘zero’. In other words, after you make that solid first impression with images on your landing page, you can reduce the scrolling for your visitors on other pages!
This can actually make for a really clean and organized look for secondary pages. With just your menu right at the top, you can put all the focus on your content - like your long list of events.
The DJ Lady Kate website is a great example of how this can work when showcasing an events page. Not only is she playing a lot of events, and listing them on her page, she’s kept the styling and features minimal and modern, so visitors can quickly scroll through her shows.
At the bottom, she put a mailing list signup form feature to make sure anyone going to her shows has a chance to get on her list. Because if you want to make sure people show up to your gigs, having them on your mailing list is the best way to do it.
Not only can you make an impression with your header, but you can also add a ‘call-to-action’ in your header with the Zenith template as well. A call-to-action is a space where you can add details on that one thing you want your visitors to do the moment they land on your website.
It’s a great way to drive traffic. For example, you can get visitors to book you by linking to a contact page, or drive downloads of your latest track. And it’s customizable, so you can make the call-to-action fit with your design and images easily.
Be neat and detailed
As mentioned before, being a DJ means a lot of DIY. So it’s important to provide all the information about what you do in a very clear and organized way, as well as show off your stylish side.
Press kits can be essential to promoting your business. It provides usable information like images, audio, press links and more to promoters, giving them the tools they can use to help make sure your gigs are a success.
A great example of this is Julio Caezar’s Press Kit page. He uses a sidebar double column, so all the text info he provides is clear, and easily accessible on the left, with a narrow strip of promotional images to the right.
He’s hidden the header on his secondary pages and this makes the quote feature he added to the top of his Press Kit page really jump out. It’s a nice touch, and sums up his style really well.
The sample episode of his podcast in our music feature showcases his talents even more, and the links to press articles is very professional, and will help with his SEO.
Bring it together
These are a few of the key elements that make a great DJ website, so when you’ve got your look all set, be sure to check out How to Build a DJ Website for more tips on layout, and important content for your site. Need some more inspiration for your design? Check out: Website Design Inspiration: Best DJ Websites
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