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January 23, 2015

Band Promotion Still Active

Filed under: General Musings, Band News, Band Promotion — ian @ 7:05 pm

Just to say I am still here, even though I’ve cut down on my blogging! I don’t want to put up a “Website Under Construction” sign, but it’s a bit like that, I’m having a bit of a rethink on the design, look and direction of UnsignedBandPromotion.

If you are in a band and need some free advice on your website promotion, just ask :-)

November 26, 2013

LibreRock Records Website Design and Website Hosting Package

Filed under: LibreRock, SEO, Band News, Band Promotion — ian @ 11:43 pm

LibreRock Records Website Design and Website Hosting Package

My friend Matt Early from MattEarly.com and LibreRock Records is offering a brilliant Website Design and Website Hosting Package that includes Domain Name, Hands-On Support and everything else you need, for only £197 (one time payment). And that’s a bloody good deal. If you don’t believe me, search google for: “cheap website design and hosting” - make sure you read their small print!

The LibreRock Records’ Website Design & Website Hosting Package is the ultimate deal for any independent artist, musician, band or songwriter looking to advance their Web presence, attract new fans and progress their business. Matt’s experienced and individual touch for intelligent website design is second to none. But even better than that, I’ve offered to help with some Free Website Promotion ;)

YOU decide how your website looks and how it functions, for instance: you may want a crowd pulling speciality landing page, to promote a gig and increase ticket sales - Matt can do it.

This is what you get:

  • One off cost of £197 - no hidden fees :)
  • Any available .co.uk or .com domain name
  • 12 months secure hosting (After 12 months: hosting and domain name costs: £10 a month or £100 for the year)
  • 12 months free technical support and website tweaks
  • Multiple domain based email accounts (you@yourdomain.com)
  • The Handmade Website is custom designed and developed to be Responsive (a responsive Website reacts to user’s device - desktop, tablet and iPhone/Smart Phone, etc.)
  • 60% discount on future major website updates, inc. back-end coding or additions made to site after completion
  • Fully integrated Content Management System
  • Feature packed cPanel
  • Easy to use blogging software
  • Full image and video support
  • Integrated enquiry/contact form with spam protection
  • Social media links to: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, SoundCloud etc.
  • In-depth website visitor statistics
  • Google Analytics integration
  • Basic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Easy meta-tag editor to assist with SEO
  • Compatible with all major browsers: Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer and Opera
  • Free LibreRock Website Promotion Package

I think Matt wants to be paid through PayPal, because it is an incredibly safe and secure method, very easy too!

Contact Matt Early: webdesign@librerock.com
or @Matt_LDN on Twitter

March 26, 2013

5 Honest Truths About LEE MAYJAH™

Filed under: Band News — ian @ 3:13 pm

LEE MAYJAH™ musician lyricist artist ghostwriter

  1. LEE MAYJAH™ is a multidimensional Musician who has been creating music for decades.
  2. He’s a nimble & distinctive Lyricist.
  3. An Artist with sensitivity.
  4. A Ghostwriter supporting World, Hip Hop, R&B & Reggae musicians.
  5. Oh, and he’s just got himself a lovely website - Hook up with Lee on Twitter: @LEEMAYJAH :D xx

January 22, 2013

The LibreRock Circle

Filed under: LibreRock Records, Record Label, Band News — ian @ 11:35 am

The LibreRock Circle Opens It’s Doors

  • LibreRock Records - Magazine that promotes independent artists, musicians and bands, offering free downloads
  • LibreRock HQ - Get signed up to an Open Source Record Label that empowers indie musicians & bands to be truly independent & liberated
  • Matt Early - Music industry related resource with an extensive FAQ (in development)
  • UBP Blog - This blog! Focusing on Band Promotion and Website Promotion
  • UK Musician Forums - Discuss anything especially topics related to the wonderful world of music.

October 8, 2012

An Urban Poet With A Lot Of Soul

Filed under: Band News — ian @ 1:15 pm

Soul Urban Poet

I met Reuben (@soulurbanpoet) of Soul Urban Poet on Twitter and I’ve been looking forward to the launch of his new website. Obviously, the site is pretty well brand spanking new and needs to ripen a little, but it is very good nevertheless.

Here is what the Soul Urban Poet says:

A website is probably one of the most crucial items for a musician now a days, yet it’s something I’ve never had luck with up until a couple of weeks back. The struggle I’ve had with websites over the years, you wouldn’t believe me if I told you!

I’ve owned a domain name for the last 3 years and never once used it. Which I then went and changed when I finally did get a site up and running! The trouble I’ve always found with web designers, is they are either way to cheap to be true, i.e I’ve had several websites started and several websites incomplete or they have been so bloody expensive. I even applied for financial funding one year to get one built, but to no pleasure I’m afraid. So I just thought, well I am just gunna have to continue bothering people on social media sites such as Facebook, twitter etc., how ever irritating I was becoming to my friends and family.

Then a couple of years later I meet my girl friend who although can cook a mean curry, sadly has basic to no skills with a computer and absolutely no idea how to build a website.

Well she went and locked her self away, only armed with a laptop that can’t be unplugged from the wall, as it will just die, a 2 litre bottle of coke and a handful of peperami’s, and then just tells me “Right, I’m getting sick of you asking me to “Like” everything you do on Facebook, you need a website man!” Now at the time I’m sure it was just an excuse to let me down gently, but low and behold four days later she makes a return, looking tired and frail, but she had made me this stunning website, with everything just the way I wanted it - chuffed!

Yes I’m guilty of playing around with it and moving all the headers up, for me to then go and winge like a baby that I want it all back down again. so she then had to spend hours doing everything all over again, but that could be exactly why I’m now banned for editing my own website!?

Marry her immediately Reuben.

Soul Urban Poet Gallery

For me, the important thing about a website is that it reflects the aura/ personality of the owner. Does Soul Urban Poet’s site achieve that goal? Yes, I think so. The funny thing is, when I first looked at the site, “She’s Leaving Home” (The Beatles 1967 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band) popped into my head! I’ve no idea why, maybe it’s got something to do with social realism and urban poetry?

I did have a laugh though, when I checked out the site on W3C Markup Validator, they came up with ‘1001 Errors’ - Wow! I’m sure there’s not that many to worry about Reuben, their HTML5 checker is an experimental feature and may not be quite up-to-date. Mind you, I think that was the most errors I’ve ever seen :D

Brilliant Gallery BTW, a lot of bands could learn a thing or two from your girl friend, well done :)

March 18, 2011

Giant Musician Promotion Resource To Help You CRUSH IT!

Filed under: Band News, Band Promotion — ian @ 12:19 pm

Thanks Chris Rockett from promoteyourmusic.net for including Unsigned Band Promotion on your Mega List of  Musician Promotion Resources

February 1, 2011

Euro bug fix for Easybe 1-2-3 Music Store

Filed under: Band News — ian @ 11:16 pm

I’ve been having an interesting conversation by exchange of emails with Ben Williams of Liturgica about a Euro bug fix for Easybe 1-2-3 Music Store! This is a bug they found that causes albums for sale in the store to default to Euros at -0.00 - i.e. offer them for free in Euros! Liturgica have fixed the bug and are willing to formalize it as a patch with a script to run, etc.

That’s totally awesome of you Ben.

And as Ben says, "With the apparent demise of Easybe, it looks like we’ll have to provide our own support!"

Personally, I would try and find another music store, maybe Bandcamp? However, I know Bandcamp has its critics!

Anyway, here is Ben Williams to tell you all about it:

"This is the bug that changes the user setting for currency from that selected by the Administrator to a Euro currency setting (that is, if you set albums and tracks to sell in Dollars, they change to being shown for sale in Euros). This bug is further compounded by showing Albums and Tracks for sale in Euros at 0.00, giving the impression to customers that they are free (i.e. no charge).

"Liturgica are making it available on our site at no charge to Easybe 1-2-3 Music Store users: Euro bug fix for 1-2-3 Music Store - CLICK HERE

"Full details can be found in the Readme file."

Well done Ben :)

July 15, 2010

New Website For Plymouth Rock Band Syruss

Filed under: website promotion, Band News, Band Promotion — ian @ 10:33 am

Syruss rock band Plymouth Devon

SYRUSS the rock band from Plymouth, Devon (Southwest England) have got themselves a shiny new website - have a gander.

They’ve got the usual profiles where you can check out the tunes and videos and help yourself to any of the free downloads - MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Micro-Site

July 5, 2010

Musicians Bands Wanted Available

Filed under: Band News, Band Promotion — ian @ 12:03 pm

Bandonkers - Musicians Bands Wanted Available

Bandonkers is a relatively new website that gives musicians a way of searching for other musicians in their local area. It’s a good idea, a user can either post their own advert, or search through existing advertisements posted by other musicians. It’s all about connecting musicians and bands in your local area. Looking for a drummer? Or are you a drummer looking for a band? You get my drift, it’s a simple concept.

As you have probably guessed, Bandonkers is yet another one of those sites like Unsigned Band Promotion, Band Directory and London Gigs, that needs your support if you want to benefit from it - tell your friends and give them all a try.

The Bandonkers website seems very easy to use and there are no charges whatsoever - it’s free!

May 2, 2010

Band Missed Domain Name

Filed under: Copyright Issue, General Musings, Band News, Band Promotion — ian @ 2:04 pm

Buy Your Name Now - before I do

There have been a couple of incidents recently when I have looked for a band’s website and have discovered that they do not have one. Then I find out that they do not even own their own domain name! Odd. Buy your band’s domain name now, before I do. I like Network Solutions - use the search box above. I am an affiliate, so I will get a small commission, but don’t be put off by that as Network Solutions are excellent value for money.

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