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                        Must-have features for Music WordPress Website


                        It is 2016 and we are entering a new era of music industry. Last year we saw the powerful evolvement of the music industry into digital platform (with a digital revenue of $6.4 billions). With the ever-growing population of musicians, online platforms are very effective communication channels. MySpace used to dominate the online music industry with its highly customizable layout, but now is the time for boring-looking interface of Facebook and Twitter.

                        It is about time music bands build their own websites to pull people into a musical universe of their own.

                        For artists without knowledge of code, just need to buy a theme from millions of online WordPress templates store and you can easily build an attractive website with many features at hand. But what features should be included? Here we give you a checklist of must-have features for music WordPress website:

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                        1. About Us


                        Check out The Lumineers’ About Page

                        This is where we get personal with readers (to get them know about us personally, to be specific) and make people fall in love with the musicians.

                        2. Music Preview/Custom Player


                        Check out The Lumineers’ Music Page

                        The player should be able to play 3rd-party providers like SoundCloud and Spotify, and it would be more convenient if it can plays self-host music. This is one of the most important features for Music WordPress Website

                        3. Social Media buttons


                        The Lumineers

                        Often a bunch of buttons together on top of the menu. This lets readers open multiple tabs of social sites easier.

                        4. Gallery


                        Coldplay’s Gallery

                        Remember to include both photos and videos. Suggestion: group them in albums/categories so that fans can easily scroll back to your previous tour images at ease.

                        5. Store


                        Check out Coldplay’s Store

                        There are many things to sell: pre-order albums, previous music and of course merchandise. Music should have a preview button. WooCommerce is highly recommended: this is the most popular ecommerce plugin for WordPress.

                        6. Responsive


                        One Direction’s page, if you want to see how responsive the webpage is, remember to decrease the size of the web browse window.

                        There shall be lots of people reading your site from their mobiles, don’t forget to find WordPress theme that is responsive to different screens.

                        7. Tour schedule


                        Check out Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Tour Schedule

                        Fans will want to find out if you will be performing near their places. Fans need this!

                        8. Countdown


                        Check out The Hayes Sisters’ Countdown, this is a website built with HUGO, our own WordPress theme for musicians.

                        The last of features for Music WordPress Website is Countdown to your next event. Whether tour opening or only a small coffee house performance, forever blinking numbers of the countdown ensure to keep readers entertained.

                        Music WordPress website

                        This feature is also featured in our new musician WordPress theme called City Soul. The theme is still under construction and we will update the demo for you as soon as possible. Stay tuned!

                        These are only basic necessities for a musician or music band WordPress website. It is still up to your style and your needs that you should include different elements. In the next article we will dig deeper into reviews of WordPress themes for musicians. For now, have fun building your own website!

                        Also check out top 10 free music WordPress themes from SMThemes or top 5 free music themes for WordPress.