Drummers are cool, but they never seem to get the recognition they deserve. If they do, it’s usually because they made a mistake in keeping time. Nobody remembers all the times the songs were flawlessly in the pocket though! Because drummers tend to work in the shadows, it’s easy to forget how much they really do.
You have to take it into your own hands to put the spotlight on your skills. A website is a great way to do that. A drummer website gives you a place to talk about yourself, your music, and your services.
You might be wondering how to set up a drummer website and we can help! We have many drummer website templates to choose from. Once you choose a template you can customize it to your personality. Let’s take a look at some awesome drummer sites to give you an idea of how to get your own site going today!
When designing your website the most important page is the Homepage. Having a bad Homepage is like trying to play with only one drumstick… it doesn’t work. The first thing you’ll want is an awesome header image. Invest in professional photos and choose the best one to place at the top.
When you arrive at any one of their sites you know right away the focus is on them being a drumming professional. All the images look crisp and clear. Using blurry or poorly lit images can make you look like an amateur. You can upload up to five images in the header area but make sure you only upload the very best ones to the header.
Another way to make the header stand out is by adding a video instead. Award winning Blues drummer Tony Coleman has a great example of this on his homepage.
The video will play (without audio) bringing life to the page. It’ll give them a better sense of your skills and personality.
Once you’ve added a nice header image you’ll want your Homepage content to be on point as well. Think of the Homepage as a sampling of the rest of your pages. You’ll want to provide enough content to make your visitor want to click the pages in your menu.
As a basic outline, your homepage should include:
A call-to-action: A CTA is the one thing you want your fans to do when they hit your page. A mailing list signup form is a great example
A short bio: A couple lines telling visitors who you are, what you do and where you’re from
Songs: One or two of your best
Video: Your best video
Shows: Two or three of your upcoming shows
Services: A short list of services you offer
To keep it organized you can use our new styled sections.
Bandzoogle’s very own support tech, Luis Tovar, uses sections on his own drummer site. This makes a clear separation between features so it doesn’t look boring or repetitive.
Your bio page should evoke feelings of trust and confidence to a potential client. Drum skills aside, anyone wanting to hire you will want to know you are someone they want to work with.
Joel Tate keeps his bio page simple and to the point.
Joel starts with a personal quote and a friendly image. Being relatable draws fans and potential clients in. From there he hits ‘em with a list of impressive career accomplishments.
Writing your bio in third person is ideal. This makes it easier to copy when media professionals want to introduce you in articles or posts. This also makes it easier to brag about yourself since visitors want to know what you’ve done.
Another way to show this is by adding a discography of all your projects. Check out an example by Scurfield Drums.
Set this up with our photo gallery feature using captions. If you want to sell these albums you can do so with our store (physical CD) and music (digital download) features.
Make fans aware of your shows with our built-in events feature. Here you can display a calendar, list, or table view.
To make it even easier, you can even sell tickets commission-free from the events feature. With this option you’ll get a guest list and your customers will get printable tickets sent to their inbox!
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“This is all fine and dandy, but are you any good?” The way to answer this question is with audible proof.
If you’ve recorded music, you can set it up to stream on any page of your site like Percussionist Phil Jones.
His store page allows you to listen and buy the album or individual tracks. If you want a physical CD you’ll get a download version automatically as well. This option is easy to add with one click.
Another way fans can see and hear you in action is through video. Rob Green’s video page is awesome.
He includes covers, drum jams, and smashing drum clips. Variety is the spice of life and Rob is keeping it hot!
You can be a beast on the kit but if you don’t have social proof you may find potential fans hesitant to hire you. Take a lesson from Chris Drumz and Mark Charters. They put it all on the table (er… page) to let everyone know they got what it takes to entertain.
Chris keeps it light and lets the logos do the talking. He’s performed with many notable artists and for a variety of prominent company projects.
Mark goes into more detail by posting a magazine article featuring his drumming journey.
For those of you who also teach, having a lessons page is a must. First you’ll want to outline the details of what you offer like Troy Wright.
Include information about what you offer and the cost. Adding testimonials (both written and video) goes a long way as well.
To maximize your income, consider adding online lessons to the mix. You can do this by selling Skype or Google Hangout lessons through our built-in store feature.
Doug Meola has the right idea here. This makes it easy for students to get started with you. If you’re on our Pro plan you can add discount codes and sale pricing to entice new students to sign up.
Using our templates you’ll be able to create something professional in no time. Follow the examples above then customize your own drummer website design to fit your style. For more inspiration you can check out our sample musician sites and our blog for other outstanding website templates.
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