I’m a strong believer that in order to succeed by selling your beats online, you absolutely must have your own website and carve out your own brand. If you don’t have a unique online presence, then there’s a 99% chance that you will end up like all the other ordinary ‘beat makers’ with no real identity.
The Music Maker WordPress Theme is a template specifically designed for music producers and artists to sell their music and promote themselves. In this review, I’ll be looking at how practical the theme is and how suitable it is.
Our Final Verdict:
Customizable Appearance: You can change almost anything. There are 24 backgrounds or your can upload your own, 600 different Google Fonts and a color changer for all your buttons and links.
Customizable Layout: Move around widgets and change the main content area to a static page, beats store or blog posts.
Beats Selling Store: You can sell your beats online to anyone in the world via Paypal Checkout. It can also handle multiple currencies.
Instant Download: Once a customer has paid, they will be notified via email and are able to download their purchased beats instantly.
Sales Report Charts: There’s a numerous analytics data that allows you to monitor your monthly sales, downloads and customer information. This will give you a better insight on what areas you need to improve on.
Fully Responsive Layout: No matter if your visitor is using their mobile phone, tablet of PC, the template will automatically resize accordingly.
Special Offers Option: You can set discounts and coupons such as Buy One Get One Free’ to encourage visitors to make a purchase.
Modern Browser Compatible: This theme works on all the most popular browsers including Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer.
Bonus Graphics: You get 42 marketing images for free, including a mixture of business cards, FB banners, Twitter backgrounds, video screens and CD covers.
Training Videos: If you’re worried about not knowing how to start using the template, there are several step-by-step training videos to help you through it.
The audio files you can upload are limited to only 7MB and an MP3 format (although I’m pretty sure that there’s a way around this).
You cannot adjust the width of the main content area without knowledge of CSS coding.
If you’ve never created a website before and know nothing about it, then let me briefly explain how to install this template in 3 steps.
- Register a domain name and buy a hosting account (where you store your website). I currently use and highly recommend GoDaddy.com
- Install WordPress (the platform where you design your website) onto your domain name. A very straightforward process, and if in doubt, just call up GoDaddy’s team and they will talk you through the 2 minute process. They’re a helpful bunch.
- Once WordPress is installed and you have your username and password to log in to the admin panel, go to Appearance > Themes > Upload, and then upload the Music Maker Theme .zip file and click activate.
I recommend that you watch this short video clip which gives you an overview of what the theme can do.
There’s no need to pay a web designer hundreds of dollars to set up and design a website, because everything is already there for you.
Trust me guys, it’s so easy. There was once a time when I didn’t know any of this, and it literally took 15 minutes to set it up, and a few days to get the grasp of WordPress.
If you’ve used WordPress before, then you would already know that it’s real easy to operate. To move around widgets, you simply just drag and drop. Basically, what you see is what you get.
So when you install this theme (or any theme for that matter), it doesn’t get more complicated in anyway, but you’ll just have more flexibility due to the nature of the theme.
There are three types of stores you can have. A single beats page, a full width list style and a products type store which can be used in conjunction with the other two.
The thing I love about this theme is that it’s very clean, meaning that the layout isn’t cluttered, which makes for a better browsing experience for your visitors. It’s easy, smooth and fast to navigate around, as you have the Menu’s at the top and bottom and widgets on the right.
I have to say that the Music Maker Theme is one of the best WordPress themes that I’ve come across, not just for music producers and artists, but in general, and I’ve used many of them.
The amount of customizable features are astounding, and I haven’t even told you about many of the others. If you’re a music producer or artist looking to sell your own music and gear online, and to also create a brand image for yourself, then do yourself a favor and get this theme.
Our Final Verdict:
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