You write and sing your own melodic driven songs. You have a laid-back, warm vibe about you, and your fans love to listen to you in intimate venues. As a singer-songwriter, it’s important to have a website that matches your music and gives your listeners a sense of your personality.
So how do you design a singer-songwriter website that conveys who you are, and what your music is all about?
First you’ll need to gather content for all of your pages. Then you’ll lay it all out so it looks good. Finally, check your images, colors, and fonts to be sure they all go together. Sounds easy, right? Let’s dive in!
Create a good first impression with an organized Homepage. Add some text about yourself, your band, your influences, and what you sound like. Be sure to include a bit of music as well, either a recent video or a compact music player with your best song.
Think about your music, and then think about the feeling it evokes. This will help you decide what kind of feeling you want to create for someone discovering your website. This feeling is what will make them press the play button, and want to hear more.
Choose a main image for your page that speaks to who you are, and the kind of music that you play. Then organize your content on the page in columns, keeping things easy to read.
When it comes to designing a singer-songwriter website, keep it simple. You want your website to speak to your visitors much like your music does. Have that in mind when you choose a template.
Artist: Rae Fawn
From your image, use colors to work with your content area. You’ll want to adjust the background color, or assign each content section a background to fit your theme. You can also change your section title, social media icons, buttons, and colors.
Try out light, airy colors, subdued neutrals, or black and white tones. To make your design interesting, try adding a video header. You may also want to add a call-to-action to draw attention to your upcoming release, or to build your mailing list.
Artist: Piper Cole
Add text to an About page that will intrigue your website visitors. Then add some recent imagery to create balance on the page. Make sure you’ve got relevant content on this page, and update it often to include recent achievements, new music, or events.
Design this page to be simple but effective, with an opening paragraph that’s easy for someone writing a bio about you to grab and use.
Fill in some more details, and add an image or two of yourself. Use a text and image feature to lay out a nicely styled portrait for yourself as an artist, then fill in your history.
Artist: Martina San Diego
For a singer-songwriter, a great Music page is an essential way to make your mark on your website visitors. Because you don’t rely on theatrics or showiness when you perform, you’ll want to keep your music page simple and organized.
Add your most recent album at the top of the page, with an image, and your album tracks. Make it easy to see and play your music right when this page loads. You can choose from a few different button styles to make your play button stand out.
Under this album, add previous music in music features and make use of columns to keep things in order.
Artist: John Carroll
Be sure to add a bit of text to describe your songs. Your fans will love to know more about how the music came about. So make use of your storytelling ability to add some inside information.
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It’s worth investing in a professional photo shoot to get some images of yourself. If you do a shoot like this, you can get a variety of images that look different, but are all on brand. Remember, it’s better to have fewer, good-quality images than lots of blurry live snaps.
You can use these throughout your website design, and then provide a full gallery on your Photos page. Make it look modern with a tiled layout, or save space by adding a slideshow.
Artist: Britt Dignan
Press Kit page
A great press kit page is key to booking shows. As a singer-songwriter, you’ll likely be targeting smaller, more intimate venues to play shows. Be sure to add some hi-res images here for bloggers and other media providing coverage, a short bio, plus some audio and live video.
If you perform with a full band as well at larger venues or festivals, include those specs in a stage plot.
This page can get busy with content, so choose only your best stuff, and place it in a layout that’s easy to scan.
Artist: Sweet Roger
If you have a lot of upcoming shows, or want to highlight a tour, add a dedicated events page. Using Bandzoogle’s Events feature, place your events in a table, list, or calendar view to make sure that people can see when you’ll be playing near them.
Using the List view and adding images like posters is a nice way to break up the page with some color and text content. You can then add ticket info with links or even sell tickets directly to your fans, commission-free.
A simple contact form on this page, plus your social media icons, will make it easy for people to send you a message. If you have more specific booking information, or a contact for publicity, you can add it here.
Artist: Mikaela Kahn
Whether your music conjures up earthy, mild tones, or a vibrant feeling, a simple template plus a great image will get your website noticed. Keep your text simple and clear, and organize your content into sections and columns with titles. This will make your singer songwriter website look polished, professional and will help get you booked.
We hope this gives you some ideas when you go to design your singer-songwriter website! For more design inspiration, check out our Website Examples page and the Beautiful Website Templates category of our blog. Then get into your best creative space, and start designing!
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