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IS IT TIME TO GET A PROPER WEBSITE FOR YOUR BAND?

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Is the No. 1 choice for the biggest bands in the world.

Here are just a few of the top band websites powered by WordPress:

Jay Z, Rihanna, Niki Minaj, Lauren Hill, Big Boi, Drake, Arcade Fire, Katy Perry, Duran Duran, Napalm Death, The Scissor Sisters, The Pixies, Tom Jones, Morcheeba, Brian Eno, Motley Crue, N.E.R.D, Unkle and much more.

WHY USE WORDPRESS?…

Secure and Trusted

Future Proof

Powerful Plugins

Online Sales

Easy Blogging

Search Optomised

BUT WORDPRESS IS FREE, ISN’T IT?

Wordpress is free to use and WordPress.com does offer a free website (with basic features) although the ‘self-hosted’ option will allow you to use a custom domain, hosting, theme and specially selected plugins – to get the best from the platform:

SETTING UP A WORDPRESS SITE

Here is a breakdown of an average set up for a custom WordPress site
(without using BandCloud)

  • Step 1 - Register domain

    £20 per year

  • Step 2 - Buy Cloud hosting package

    £40 per year

  • Step 3 - Install WordPress on server

  • Step 4 - Research and buy theme

    Around £30

  • Step 5 - Research and buy plugins

    £100

  • Step 6 - Configure theme and plugins

  • Step 7 - Customise design theme

  • Step 8 - Upload Content

  • Step 9 - Periodically update WordPress and plug ins

  • Step 10 - Maintain and manage your hosting

Total cost for the first year: £950

Then £520 per year thereafter

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One-off Fees:
Developer fee (1-2 days): £400, WordPress theme license: £30
Total: £430

Cost per year:
Domain: £20, Cloud hosting: £40, Plug ins: £100, Maintenance and updates: £360 (1 hr per month)
Total: £520

Grand Total for first year: £950
Then £520 per year

As you can see, this is NOT affordable for most bands..

We believe that we have solved this problem with a simple solution that is a ‘win win’ for everyone..

Interested? Please read on…

Here is the same process using
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  • Step 1 - Register domain

    £20 per year

  • Step 2 - Sign up to BandCloud

    £59 per year / £5.99 per month

  • Step 3 - Customise design theme

  • Step 4 - Upload content

  • Step 5 - Manage your site using the admin panel

Total cost per year: £79

(BandCloud £59 + Domain £20)

How have we done this?

The main cost saving has been achieved by removing the developer, hosting company, theme price and plugin fees

How have we done that?

The simple answer is: ‘power in numbers’

Here’s how it works: 

Instead of buying the theme and plug ins licenses for each website, we pay a global license for use on as many sites as we want.

We also rent a huge cloud server, which can handle all our web traffic and provide a super-fast service.

When you spread this cost over a number of websites, it works out a lot cheaper for everyone.

Hang on, this sounds suspicious… How is it cheap?

There really is no catch, all you pay for is the £5.99 per month and you get the full package to run your official website. We have always had faith in WordPress as a solid platform so we have not tried to re-invent the wheel like other band platforms. Our overheads are low, and only need a small team to run the site.. no board of directors to please.. So we promise to remain loyal to the bands on our system and keep the price low.

Imagine it like renting a house with all bills included.

You get to use your house for day to day living without the hassle of paying for maintenance, bills and council tax. The difference is that we are offering you a state of the art home with all the mod cons, and a friendly landlord who is a phone call or email away.

WE DON'T LIKE:

  • ‘Free’ Platforms that are not really ‘Free’
  • Platforms that don’t allow you to sell
  • Platforms that take a cut of your sales
  • Abuse of privacy and data
  • Copyright issues with content
  • Rules, limits and restrictions
  • Servers that are slow
  • Complex pricing structures
  • Functionality limitations
  • Long and confusing terms and conditions

WE LOVE:

  • Independence and power
  • Freedom and security
  • Growth and stability
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Service and satisfaction
  • Wide device compatibility
  • Over Engineering
  • Direct to fan relationships
  • Fast loading pages
  • Bespoke Solutions
EASY, FAST AND POWERFUL
BandCloud brings together the best web tools into one system that is easy to use.
Premium themes, plugins and cloud hosting all included.
PUTS YOU IN CONTROL
Customise everything yourself and create a unique website the way you want it.
Use the powerful admin area to set up and manage your website day to day.
SELL WITH NO COMISSION
Sell your music and merch beautifully using Woo Commerce.
Full control over the store with no cut on sales.
FUTURE PROOF
We ensure the latest version of WordPress is running and all the plugins are updated as they are released. Making sure your website is built to last, and your fan data and content is in safe hands.
BAND TOOL KIT
A massive amount of document templates, contracts, mailing lists and spreadsheets available for download to use for your band.
SAVE TIME AND MONEY
We have everything covered, saving you time searching for a platform for your band.
First month free with money back guarantee.
VIP TREATMENT
Every subscriber gets a free consultation and 24/7 support
CloudCare package available for extra assistance
LOOKS GOOD ON ALL DEVICES
Fully responsive and looks great on mobile and iPad.
Use any device to log in and update your site on the move.
WORDPRESS POWERED
Wordpress is the No1 choice for top band websites so we have not tried to re-invent the wheel, just provide the best tool for the job, and WordPress wins hands down against any other platform.
USE YOUR OWN DOMAIN
We give you a free BandCloud address, but you can also use a custom domain name of your choice so your official website URL can be the first stop for all your fans.
NOT OVER-PRICED
It’s not free, as we have to pay to rent the services we offer at a discount to you but it’s as cheap as we could make it to fit every bands budget, with no hidden costs or banner ads.
YOU CHOOSE HOW TO MAKE IT BETTER
Our subscribers can vote on adding new plugins to the system. Winning requests we will be installed for everyone to use. That’s the beauty of a ‘future proof’ modular platform that always ensures the best tool for the job.