Ok so many things are daunting as a New Kid on the block. Who would've thought that there are so many- quadrillion things even, that go into being master at your craft beyond the "write and sing" part?
I'll jump a few steps ahead and share briefly about one part of the production chain of a song:
A website vis-à-vis Marketing.
My advice is DO IT YOURSELF(DIY) without really doing it yourself!
If you were to DIY, you would need to learn a new craft altogether. Hence to really DIY would necessarily involve taking on a new career path possibly by having to learn website programming language, search engine optimization and a host of techie things that as an artist , you simply don't have time for or cannot afford to use this time to be doing anything besides from churning out great music.
Here is an example of REALLY DIY
http://deonmorgan.com/deon.htm <<<<------ A little crappy, right?
I couldn't agree more. I created that after spending hours learning some of the web coding language, and it turned out far from where it needs to be.
A basic website for an artist should have three basic pages:
1. Info about you, such as a Bio
2. Your music with options to download or purchase
3. A Press Kit
This is where you DON'T REALLY DIY.
There are custom made websites for musicians that are user friendly and can assist you in setting up your artist webpage. I got a jump start with Bandzoogle- no this is not a paid announcement. I am actually paying for the service, and so far I am pleased. So I ditched my DIY website (at least for now) and I am not really doing it myself at
One step at a time. We can do it!