16 Years of Websites in Music and More
Crafting Digital Symphonies
In the heart of Bristol, where creativity meets innovation, we have been orchestrating digital masterpieces for 16 years in the music industry and beyond.
Given the big milestone, it seemed like a good opportunity to look back on what we have learned and achieved.
536 cups of coffee
33,280 hours on Spotify
With a passion for music intertwined with our expertise in WordPress websites, we’ve harmonised technology and creativity to bring countless musical dreams to life. In this journey, we’ve had the distinct honour of working closely with The Creative Corporation alongside the vibrant and dynamic music industry around the globe, weaving together websites that echo the melodies of talent, passion, and dedication.
*We should add, other website genres are also available.
⚠️ CAUTION: many more audio-related puns ahead, so dial it up to 11.
A Sonic Journey
Over the past 16 years, we’ve embarked on a supersonic *cough* Oasis *cough* journey alongside musicians, bands, and record labels. From indie artists looking to establish their online presence to major labels and renowned bands seeking interactive fan experiences, WordPress has been our trusted instrument. Its flexibility and scalability have allowed us to craft websites that resonate with the rhythm of every artist’s soul.
Things started off very differently and the internet has changed significantly. We began building websites in Flash when smart phones were a relatively new concept; the first iPhone was just about to be released and Facebook was only just introducing us to Social Media as we now know it. WordPress was still just a blogging platform and yet to evolve into our platform of choice, now powering over 43% of all sites across the web. It is interesting looking back at some of our predictions from 10 years ago to see which came true and how technology has evolved!
Amplifying Digital Presence
In the modern digital age, a strong online presence is the heartbeat of any musician’s career. Our WordPress expertise has empowered musicians to amplify their digital presence, showcasing their discography, tour dates, merch, and engaging content seamlessly. Custom-designed bespoke WordPress themes have transformed static websites into dynamic hubs, enticing fans with visually appealing designs and intuitive navigation.
Connecting Fans and Artists
Music is not just about sounds; it’s about emotions and connections. Through WordPress and other APIs like Spotify, we’ve created interactive platforms and digital campaigns where artists can engage directly with their fans. From integrated social media feeds to live streaming plugins, we’ve facilitated genuine connections, allowing musicians to share their stories and fans to be part of the narrative.
For bands and labels, merchandise is more than just clothing; it’s a statement of identity. With WordPress, WooCommerce and Shopify, we’ve developed seamless e-commerce platforms, allowing musicians to sell their merchandise directly to fans worldwide. Secure payment gateways and user-friendly interfaces have made online shopping for band merchandise a delightful experience.
Future Beats and Beyond
As we look to the future, our commitment to the music industry remains unwavering. With the ever-evolving WordPress ecosystem, we’re prepared to embrace emerging technologies, ensuring that musicians stay ahead of the digital curve. From virtual reality concert experiences to innovative fan engagement tools, the possibilities with WordPress are limitless.
And finally, we quite regularly get asked which music clients we’ve worked with over the years so thought it would be nice to wrap up with a big ol’ list…
Badly Drawn Boy
Bombay Bicycle Club
Corinne Bailey Rae
Derek & The Dominos
Funeral for a Friend
Maria & The Diamonds
Mumford & Sons
Nine Inch Nails
Queen + Paul Rodgers
The Dirty Rivers
The Rolling Stones
The Temper Trap
Too Many T’s
You Me At Six
…Phew! Here’s to the next 16.