When it comes to creating your own beat selling website, it can sometimes be a challenge to figure out what static pages to include. Some music producers build their beat sites from scratch using html while others utilize popular blogging platforms (Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr), however, this doesn’t have to complicate things. If you’ve decided to branch out from selling your instrumentals on websites like Rocbattle and Soundclick to start your own music production website, here are few essential static pages that are recommended for inclusion.
Including an about page on your beat selling website is highly recommended. Unfortunately, many producers go into too much detail in the About sections of their websites. Your about page should be detailed but brief. Don’t give the world your life’s story!
Why? A web visitors attention span is fairly short. You want to provide enough information to keep web visitors interested without boring them. You should discuss your music production company’s values, brief goals, and history. You may also include short biography of yourself. If you would like to write about reasons why you are involved in the music business, that is appropriate as well.
The contact page is THE MOST IMPORTANT PAGE of your beats website. This page bridges the gap between yourself and your web visitors. Relationships are built and maintained through this page. Be sure to include all necessary and relevant contact information in this section of your site. At the bare minimum, list your email address. This will allow you to answer inquiries about beat sales and also allow you to address questions, comments, and concerns.
3. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
As with nearly all websites on the Internet, it is suggested that you have a FAQ page for your site to answer frequently asked questions. You will often get some of the same questions from web visitors or people who want to buy instrumentals online. A FAQ allows you to provide your web visitors with a resource to answer simple questions and concerns they may having about downloading beats.
Answering questions such as the ones listed below will be helpful to potential customers.
What types of beats do you sell?
What can I do with instrumentals I buy?
What are the differences between buying exclusive rights vs leasing rights?
4. Buy Beats Page
This page will be the “meat and potatoes” of your website. Include the hottest beats you have for sale on this page with detailed instructions on how to listen to, purchase and download the instrumentals. You will want to explain the different types of purchasing rights in this section of your beat site.
This is another critical page to include on your beat site. Before purchasing any goods or services from your music production website, you should make customers aware of any reasonable, legal terms. There are examples of legal terms and conditions to include in your website online. Doing a Google search can help to give you some direction in this area, however, if you are unsure of what to include, seek the advice of a legal professional.