So here’s where I am at. For those who are not familiar with my musical dealings, my context is here (otherwise skip to my actual questions): I have a number of musical projects that all are about creating and releasing music and not performing.
My band is a recording group as we live apart from each other. I have around four other projects that I do solo under different names (for stylistic reasons). Two of these have no finished EPs/Albums completed yet, one I released last year, the other will be wrapped up and ready to be released in the next month or two.
At this stage, I use Distrokid to get my music on the usual digital platforms and I love Bandcamp.
If I don’t tour and have no merchandise, is it still worth having a website as a one stop shop for ALL of my music (I see no point having one for each project). By enlarge, it would be a simple place that would house or point to where you can get each of my things, bios, photos and EPKs for each as well.
Is this superfluous or is it a good way to have people jump from one to another?
if it is still relevant for an artist like me (I guess it’s essentially like I run a label with my own work), what platform would you recommend? I see bandzoozle looks kinda cool. Seems affordable enough, looks good and does what I want. I’m not keen to head down the WordPress route again, however. Any other suggestions?
Lastly, this is all great in theory, but how many of you actually every look for or visit an artist’s website - especially an independent one? I have done it a few times in the last year or so, but very rarely. Especially if there is no tour or merch info, would you visit?
Thanks folks - curious to see your thoughts.