With the ability to put your music out there and no need for a huge contract with a label, it’s possible to spread your art. You can build an audience online with a WordPress website, but you need the right plugins.
It’s important to be able to sell your music, give away samples, show fans what you’re working on and even put your tour dates on your website. You need to connect and your website can provide a great way to do it. However, if you don’t have the right plugins, you might not have the power you really need from your website.
Here’s a look at a few of the best plugins to use for musicians on WordPress.
A great choice for those looking to stream music, SoundCloud Master is lightweight and easy to use. It’s a WordPress plugin perfect for showing off your talent and even selling your music. You can record and share music with friends, family or even the entire world with this plugin.
If you have gear or merchandise you want to sell, FoxyShop is the right choice. This plugin will allow you to make the most out of anything you’re selling online. You don’t have to be limited to only selling after shows. Instead, you can sell right online with this excellent plugin. It will even help you sell digital goods and subscriptions.
Those musicians touring need a way to take care of the management side of it. Tour dates are important and with GigPress you can make sure it’s all handled in an organized way. You can integrate your upcoming shows into your website and allow fans to buy tickets. This is even good for local gigs, if you play often.
If you keep your music on Spotify, the Spotify Master plugin for WordPress will allow you to easy show your albums, playlists, tracks and more. It’s a great alternative to SoundCloud and allows you to do all kinds of things with your music on your website.
When fans leave a comment, you cannot always be there to respond. However, you need to stay in touch with your fans. The Thank Me Later plugin will allow you to automatically respond through email and thank your fans after they leave a comment. This takes care of it for you when you’re too busy playing music.
The Music Store Plugin for WordPress will allow you to take control of how your music is distributed. You can sell it, give it away, set the price, provide free samples and more. The free version will allow you to share tracks, but the upgraded version allows you to do so much more. The upgraded version allows for discounts, selling your entire collection and more.
There are several great WordPress plugins for musicians out there. These are just a few of the best choices.