Adding music to your website allows fans, presenters, and industry professionals to stream (and buy) tracks and albums directly from your website.

This help article includes the following:

  • How many audio tracks can be added to your website
  • Summary of each feature that allows audio uploads
    • Music feature
    • Site-wide music player
    • Bandcamp feature
    • Airbit feature
    • External player (e.g. Soundcloud, Spotify, etc.)
    • YouTube integration
    • Blog Feature
  • How to add music for each feature

To delete audio files, please view the ‘Deleting Music’ help article.

Number of Allowed Audio Uploads

The number of audio files you can upload to your website is determined by your plan type.

Plan type

  • Lite plan: 10 audio files
  • Standard plan: 50 audio files
  • Pro plan: Unlimited audio files

Note: Each audio file counts toward your limit (Lite and Standard plans) regardless of size or length. When you’ve reached your limit you will see an upgrade message. You can upgrade to a new plan or delete audio files to free up more space.

This help article includes the following ways to add music to your website:

  • Site-wide Music Player: A music player that displays at the bottom of all pages and plays continuously as a visitor navigates your site.
  • Music Feature: A per-page music player with three display options. It allows you to stream and sell music from your site.
  • Bandcamp Player: A Bandcamp player that matches your website design.
  • Airbit Player: An Airbit player that matches your website design.
  • External Music Players: Other players like Soundcloud or Spotify that can be embedded using HTML code.
  • YouTube Video: A YouTube video player that streams directly on your website.
  • Blog Feature: A streamable track added to a blog post.

To add any music option to your website start with these steps:

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click ‘Pages’ and open the page on which you’ll be working
  2. Click ‘Add feature’
  3. Select the Music feature you’d like to add and use the placement arrows to set the feature’s location

    Note: The Site-wide Music player will automatically be placed at the bottom of your website. It cannot be moved as it is built into our system.

From here you will add music to each player with the following steps:

Adding Music to the Site-wide Music Player or a Music Feature (Track List or Compact Player Options)

  1. Click the ‘Add track’ button
    • Select ‘Add New Track’ and set up the track options:
      • Track Name: Name of the track.
      • Artist: Automatically defaults to your project name but you can change it here if different.
      • Audio file: Upload your audio file from your computer, select from Dropbox or import from Soundcloud.
      • Preview clip: Set the start and end time for how much of the song you want a visitor to stream on the website.
        • Add a custom preview clip: This option allows you to upload a different version of the song to stream. This is useful when a song has a voice tag for example. The visitor will hear the voice tag on the website, but if they download the track they will get the original one you uploaded (no voice tag.)
      • Allow download/sale:
        • No: Visitors can only stream the track.
        • Yes: 5 Options
          • Free: Allows a free download of the track file.
          • Free - require email address: Allows a free download after the visitor submits their email address, which adds them to your mailing list.
          • Free - require member login: Allows a free download after the visitor registers to become a website member.
          • Paid - fixed price: You set a purchase price for the track.
          • Paid - fans set price: You allow your fans to set the price they want to pay for the track. A minimum amount can be set here.
      • ISRC code: International Standard Recording Code. It's a unique identifier for a sound recording, and is used to measure sales. These sales are reported to Nielsen SoundScan, which powers the Billboard charts.
      • Track notes: Enter any notes you’d like to add, such as liner notes or acknowledgements. This will add a ‘Notes’ link next to the track on your website.
      • Lyrics: Enter the lyrics for your song here. This will add a ‘Lyrics’ link next to the track on your website.
      • ID3 Tags: Select ‘automatically generate’ to use the track settings inputted above for your file details. ‘Leave tags as they are’ will retain the ID3 tags you have already added for the file. Read more about ID3 tags here
      • When shared, play: When you or a visitor shares the track to Facebook, Twitter, or email you can specify whether you want it to play the full track or the preview time you selected.
      • Click ‘Save’
    • Select ‘Use an existing track’:
      • Click ‘Add’ next to each track you’d like to add to the playlist.
      • Click ‘Back’ and you’ll see the track(s) in your playlist
    • Import a track from Soundcloud:
      • Click ‘Connect with Soundcloud’ and log in to your Soundcloud account.
      • Once you are connected you’ll see a list of available tracks to choose from.

        Note: Tracks must be in the MP3, WAV, or FLAC format to display on the page.

Adding Music using the Album Option

  1. Select ‘Album’ and click ‘Continue'
    • Click ‘Add a new album’ and choose the album options >

      Note: You can also select ‘Use this album’ to add a previously uploaded album.

      • Album name: Name of the album.
      • Artist: Automatically defaults to your project name but you can change it here if different.
      • Release year: The year the album was released to the public.
      • Album art: The album cover art. This will be included in the album download zip folder.
      • Description: This can be used to describe the album style, inspiration, or add album acknowledgements.
      • Allow download/sale:
        • No: Visitors can only stream the tracks.
        • Yes: 5 Options
          • Free: Allows a free download of the track file.
          • Free - require email address: Allows a free album download after the visitor submits their email address, which adds them to your mailing list.
          • Free - require member login: Allows a free album download after the visitor registers to become a website member.
          • Paid - fixed price: You set a purchase price for the album.
          • Paid - fans set price: You allow your fans to set the price they want to pay for the album. A minimum amount can be set here.
        • Accept pre-orders: Allows you to sell your album in advance, to accept purchases ahead of the album release date.
      • UPC Code: Bandzoogle does not supply UPC codes but typically you’ll receive one when you have your physical album created, or through a digital distribution company. For more information, please view the ‘Reporting Sales to Soundscan’ help article.
      • Bonus files: Here you can include any additional files you’d like bundled into the album zip folder when it’s downloaded.

        Note: These files will only be downloaded with a full album download, not with individual track purchases.

  2. Click ‘Save’
  3. Add tracks to your album

Note: To add another album to the page (or another page), just repeat the steps again.

Playback Options for the Site-wide Music Player and Music Feature

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click either feature to open it, then select ‘Options’ in the left sidebar
  2. Choose the album options
    • Disabled on intro page (Site-wide Music Player only): When selected, the Site-wide music player will not display on the Intro page. An Intro page is not the same as your homepage.
    • Playback type:
      • Full tracks, high quality (128kbps)
      • Full tracks, uncompressed
      • Preview clips only

        Note: Preview times are set in the options for each track when they are added to a music feature

      • No playback: In the Site-wide Music Player, this allows the player to display song titles but not stream tracks. In other Music features this allows your album to display the track list without the option to stream.

    • Shuffle tracks: This option plays tracks in a random order instead of the order uploaded.
    • Loop when completed? (Site-wide Music Player only): When selected this option will start the playlist again (even if it’s a single track) once the end is reached. This option not available if you choose to shuffle tracks.
    • Sharing: Allows a visitor to share your album or tracks to social media, email, or using a direct URL.

In your track settings, you also have the option to sell tracks through any music feature.

Adding Music to the Bandcamp Player

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click ‘Pages’ and open the page on which you’ll be working
  2. Click ‘Add feature’
  3. Select ‘Bandcamp player’ and use the placement arrows to set the feature’s location
  4. Enter your Bandcamp account URL. It should be in this format: http://yourmusic.bandcamp.com/album_or_track_name

This will post a Bandcamp player to the page that automatically matches your website’s design. Fans can preview your tracks directly on your website, and click ‘Buy’ to complete a purchase through Bandcamp.

Adding Music to the Airbit Player

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click ‘Pages’ and open the page on which you’ll be working
  2. Click ‘Add feature’
  3. Select ‘Airbit’ and use the placement arrows to set the feature’s location
  4. Enter your Airbit username
  5. Choose your store configuration
  6. Click ‘Save’

This will add an Airbit player to the page that automatically matches your website’s design. Fans can preview and buy tracks directly on your website.

Adding Music Using an External Music Player (e.g. Soundcloud, Spotify, etc.)

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click ‘Pages’ and open the page on which you’ll be working
  2. Click ‘Add feature’
  3. Select ‘HTML code’ and use the placement arrows to set the feature’s location
  4. Paste the external music player embed code into the text box
  5. Click ‘Save’

This will add your external music player to the page.

Note: We cannot modify or provide support for external HTML code. If you have questions or concerns about the embedded feature, or require support for the widget, you’ll need to contact the company that supplied the code.

Adding Music From a YouTube Video

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, select ‘Add feature’
  2. Select ‘Video’ and use the placement arrows to set the feature’s location
  3. In the ‘Video Link/Embed Code’ field, paste in one of the following:
    • YouTube or Vimeo video URL: You can find this in the address bar of your video page. Make sure the "http://www." portion of the URL is included in the address.
    • YouTube or Vimeo embed code: Use this option to add an embed code with specific settings such as start time, size, or playlist.
      • Instructions on getting embed code from YouTube: Click here
      • Instructions on getting embed code from Vimeo: Click here
  4. Set the video display size
  5. Click ‘Save’

Note: A video set to ‘private’ will not work. It must be set to public or unlisted to be viewable on your website. Unlisted videos will show up on your website, but aren’t searchable in YouTube.

Adding Music to the Blog Feature

  1. From the ‘Edit Content’ tab, click the Blog feature to open the feature settings
  2. Click the ‘New Post’ button, and write your post
  3. In the ‘Podcast’ section, upload a new track or select a track from your library
  4. Click ‘Publish’ to publish the post right away or schedule a publication date, or click ‘Save as Draft’ to save it for finishing later on.

Note: This is generally used for podcast tracks, but you are welcome to add a music track here as well.