Squarespace brings social connectivity, an elegant audio player and intuitive calendars together for musicians. It allows you to create a sleek website that reflects who you are as an artist. With lots of easy to use templates and features, it’s no wonder thousands of musicians are signed on with this service, including Lenny Kravitz, Warren G, Miguel, Leon Bridges, Walk the Moon, and many more big names.
One of the draws of Squarespace is ease of use. A drag and drop interface makes showcasing your music easy. The Events Collection feature helps keep fans informed about tour dates, performances, festivals and special events. The site merges flawlessly with an online “merch table” for selling t-shirts, posters and whatever else you want to promote.
Squarespace also naturally assists with SEO so your site is easy to find in the search engines. Clean article links, XML sitemaps, tagging and valid XHTML code are all taken care of. There are also analytics features so you can see who is finding you and what keywords are working best.
As excellent and user-friendly as Squarespace is, though, it is not specialized for music like Bandzoogle. Some might say this is good because its scope is wider and it caters to more feature preferences and customer types. They are also very reliable due to their history and track record in the web creation arena. However, some see them as a “jack of all trades” providing a somewhat watered-down service for musicians.