It is a very valid question to ask yourself: Do I actually need a website?
After all, facebook allows to post all kinds of things that keep people updated on what you are doing (they probably weren’t going to check your website daily anyway!), you can put photos on Instagram, your music on badncamp or ReverbNation as well as your merch and shows, or put your shows on Songkick or other gig services.
I would say that there are not very many successful brands that do not have their own home on the internet. I think it is essential to have a place that is owned by you, if only because that way you are always in control of knowing what the traffic is, you have the means to get their email without any third parties being involved. And you own the domain name, so it can’t be sold if/when somebody goes out of business or merges with another entity.
Even if YOURNAME.com (or .eu or .to or whatever) has only links to the other services on it, it is a place where you are master of your own destiny.
Having said that here are a number of options for having a web site. I have included companies like ReverbNation because they do allow to have what looks like a website and not just an extension of their brand.
|SERVICE||DESCRIPTION (FROM THEIR SITE)|
|BandZoogle||Build a stunning band website and store in minutes|
|BandVista||Proband Websites. Industry features in 5 minutes.|
|SquareSpace Music/Musician Templates||Build a bigger stage|
|ReverbNation||Your Own Website. Your Mobile-Ready Website in Minutes|
|HostBaby (part of CDBaby)||Build your website in minutes. Grow your audience. Sell and promote your music.|
|Subwoofr||Turn your followers into fans. We help music artists, labels, managers and agencies create beautiful websites.|
|FourFour||Launch your official band site today.The one and only free website platform built exclusively for bands and musicians.|
|Wix Music/Musician Templates||Everything You Need For Your Music Online. Stunning Websites. Promote and Sell Your Music Commission Free.Digital Distribution. Electronic Press Kits. Online Merch Stores & More.|
|Our Gig||Quality designs. Developers with entertainment experience.|