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johnnyrock 28 Mar 2005 19:35

I'm sick to death of hearing about a good band then trying to find out about them via the web only to find a shite website that was updated most recently 6 months ago and has no music downloads avail. (this includes my own bands website) I'm also sick to death of "friends" doing websites for my band who either start and never finish or do one with none of the features you NEED.

so...
this is a call out to anyone who can actually do websites for bands. This is in your own interest as every band needs the exact same features on a website and you could make a killing doing proper ones for all the poor bands out there who have to suffer shite ones.

of course being muso's we can't pay much but surely it can't be that hard? a clever person would design 2 or 3 different basic ones then just change the band name and photo accordingly.

Who out there can help?? the web is a goldmine waiting to be dug up! the best thing i've found about the indie website is the ability to track down bands i've heard about then book them for shows via the links page. many bands i have not been able to find and thus missed out on gigs. R u one of those bands???

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izzzz 28 Mar 2005 20:52

Hey johnnyrock,

May be able to help you out.

I don't want to be spamming this board, so if you are looking for indie specific websites and hosting, with full on Retail MP3 via SMS, contact me: bj@mobileindependentmusic.com and I can get some details to you.
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Dallas 28 Mar 2005 21:51

Hi, I have done many band websites including my own bands website (www.starvationarmy.com) and would be very interested in helping your band out. Since I have never done it for money (it has allways been my own band's site) I will be very cheap and good. Email starvationarmy@hotmail.com if your interested.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


cazz 30 Mar 2005 10:40

Hi,
I'm a graphic and web designer/developer so can offer the whole shebang including logo design, posters, cds, tshirts, website, database etc for a very reasonable price and/or bartering.
I work for a living as a web developer for an IT company so don't need to charge the earth to put food on the table, and enjoy helping out fellow musos.
My folio website is at www.c-squared.com although it's a bit out of date these days, I also designed and maintain the website and all graphic material for my band The Curious Few at www.thecuriousfew.com.
I also do a bit of screenprinting at home and could set up a band with some short run simple tshirts to get the merch ball rolling if required.
Just thought I'd add my bit :)
Cheers,
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Delspence 30 Mar 2005 11:39

Get in touch with Tim at T-Funk Digital -(linked to this site) his work is great and provides all the essentials for a reasonable price -spidergoat canyon's website for example, he's a cool guy too.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


MemphisNight 12 Sep 2005 18:02

Hey Johnny. Check out www.apolloslounge.com. You can get a page on their site and be able to sell your stuff on there. See if it's your thing

Cheers

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NeilWedd 13 Sep 2005 11:49

Tfunk Digital who do this site have an offer for a site for $500. Check out www.tfunkdigital.com for details.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


MrLoud 13 Sep 2005 12:46

John, Andrew White did our website.

check out: http://www.ajwhite.net/

Good bloke, decent rate and very helpful.

You'll see a link to our site there too.

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MrLoud 13 Sep 2005 12:52

Also stay away from Australian Hosting services - too expensive.

Look at US hosting companies, thats who we use.

Nothing comes remotely close to what we pay and the services we get from it.

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scottyerd 13 Sep 2005 14:57

nice & simple?

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NeilWedd 19 Sep 2005 13:27

I'm looking for a web person to run the Jager site. Needs to know ASP. Get in touch if interested.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


peter 4 Dec 2005 13:47

If you can use a word processor (say Microsoft Word) you can make your own website.

Create a new file as a web page – choose the wizard option and you will be offered a selection of templates which will give your page a particular look and feel.

Play around with the bookmark and hyperlink and insert picture options in the INSERT menu.

The bookmarks will act as anchor points for the significant bits of your page.

The hyperlinks will enable the user to click with the mouse on the text, picture or menu item (which contains the hyperlink) and be taken straight to the book marked part of the page. Of course the hyperlinks can also be used to take the user to other pages or websites. One such linked page could be the site of your web retailer. My page points to chaosmusic.com and musicforte.com.

The insert picture option will allow you to pull in scanned photos or other image files – use jpg format graphic files because they are smaller and quicker to download.

Play around with your web page(s) using MS Word until you are happy with the look and the hyperlinks work.

The next step is to get a file transfer protocol program (ftp) which will upload your pages and graphics to the web space provided by your internet service provider (ISP). Your ISP will be able to give you the ftp address for your web space

I downloaded the free COFFE CUP ftp software from www.tucows.com. It works fine (telstra bigpond recommend it for their users). Using it is just like copying files from one directory and saving them to another. In this case, one directory is on your hard disk, and the other is on the disk of your ISP.

I’m no graphic artist or “down to the metal” computer techie, but I have uploaded a lot of pages – you can check out www.peterhenderson.com.au and the “wasted” CD website to see what you can do using this method. Maybe not the hottest page on the net, but it works and I can change it any time I want.
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beachball 5 Dec 2005 05:35

If you've got a track for release put it on MP3.com.au. Accessible and free. Why waste all that time and energy in the cul de sacs of outer suburban cyber space</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


musicislove 6 Dec 2005 08:58

Yeah, pity most of the links on www.peterhenderson.com.au don't work. You can make your own site and make use of the mp3.com.au server space by linking to it from your site - like this www.armenfirman.com</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


peter 6 Dec 2005 10:46

I am chuffed that you visited www.peterhenderson.com.au.

It is a new domain, and I am uploading a lot of new stuff that previously did not have a home.

But if you take the "wasted CD" option, I would be amazed if any the links do not work.

In fact I would be interested in an email at peter@peterhenderson.com.au if anything on the wasted site is malfunctioning.

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peter 6 Dec 2005 13:29

Find the missing link and win a copy of my “wasted” CD

In response to the suggestion that the links on my www.peterhenderson.com.au web page do not work, I decided to go through the entire page, adjusting every link to its new environment. I had just copied and pasted bits of previously created web pages on different sites into my new domain.

Think of the exercise as test of how long it would take using only Microsoft Word and the public domain (free) Coffee Cup FTP software to get 73 hyperlinks to specific locations within different web pages up and working

One hour. That’s it. I took another hour to check that each link worked.

I am so confident that this proves that anyone can do a website for themselves that I will give a copy of my “wasted” CD to anyone who can find a link on my www.peterhenderson.com.au web page that does NOT work.

You might not want a copy of my “wasted” CD, but there is no reason why you cannot upload your own website for your own CD using MS Word and Coffee Cup.

None of this invalidates what beachball and musicislove have to say about using established websites that attract a lot of traffic. But why not use both approaches – you might even be allowed to place a link to your personal website from the commercial sites suggested.
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thestayer 6 Dec 2005 21:02

ok new young bands probably dont have the money to pay/keep a site updated. Mp3.com.au would be a good way to start, and you could even post links up on a online web journal like blogger or live journal. Some journal you can post items via email so you don’t even have to log on.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


beachball 7 Dec 2005 05:32

Peter, obviously I think both are a good choice. However those with less time and resources can concentrate on the music first and all the other promotional concepts second. Bands need to focus on the music, and less energy creating a web presence</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


atomic 7 Dec 2005 14:50

Hi there... slight coincidence, I am right now programming a band website system which I'll have completed in about a week. I've already finished the admin section - where users can update and manage news items, blog, tour dates etc. I'd fob these sites off for about $300 each - total bargain for a fully-updatable web site (the cash is mainly for me to design something unique for their 'front-end' - that which the public sees). I can also host these things FREE (so none of that extra-cost bullshit). I would probably get people to register their own domain names however.

Let me know your email address if anyone's looking for a sample once I get it up&running and looking schmik.

Also Neil, I know ASP too, and know it well. eg, the first thing I'd do (which would take two seconds) is change the dates of the forum posts to read in Oz format instead of US.

my email is atomic@tapley.org

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