Thoughts on redesign
I'm working on getting someone to redesign this website. It needs to be wider, more attractive, blah blah. I'm pretty happy with the general layout and usability, but it could use a little lipstick and an eyebrow wax at least. I spent some time going through all sorts of famous musician websites today. It's pretty amazing how most of them are super cluttered and do not have music sections.
I mean I get that not everyone wants to give all their music away, but jesus, throw a dog a bone. If I get more music going to your MySpace page than I do your official website, something's wrong.
Anyway, the most startling thing is that out of all the websites I visited, one of the best was Britney Spears':
What it's got going for it:
- Simple design
- It's not Flash
- Straightforward navigation (home/blog/videos/music/photos/tour)
- RSS feed
- Hey, there's a music section! (though it's just music blog posts â€“ cop-out)
- Some actual content (from a team of Britney bloggers)
- Britney's Twitter status up top
I can't say it's the greatest but compared to most musician websites it's amazingly restrained, simple and informative. Also it has inspired me to create a Brad Sucks fragrance.
What other musician websites are decent? Who should I steal from?