TBFM has had an amazing 3 1/2 years and we want to give something back to the bands that have got us the listeners.
For all bands that are unsigned or independent labels TBFM would like to offer to make you a full website so you can give that little bit extra to your fans, because as we all know, Facebook is getting more and more commercial and this makes it harder for you to get your name out.
So what is this about?
Between us, we have 20 years of website design and coding experience and combine that with the free space we have on our website servers in USA, we thought we could offer you this for your band.
Is there a catch, surely there is a catch?
OK, we promise your website will be designed free of charge. We will ask for 2 things though… a link back to TBFM’s website (which will help both of us) and a hosting fee. The hosting fee is for the server space we use but we assure you, it will be top notch. Regular backups, top security against website hackers and TBFM on hand if you have any issues. The hosting fee is also a very low rate way for us to get a bit of money to put into the station running costs.
What will I get?
We will make sure we get a proper colour scheme for you, a website domain registered, link your music, videos, social media pages and more. We will also set up your email address(s) too and we will make sure your website is search engine friendly.
Updating the website, who does this?
We will do all the initial work with design and set up but we will make you a website that is very simple to edit yourself and we would like to give you that freedom. We will still be around if you are not sure what to do but we plan to make you a website that looks very strong and professional from the front but in the admin, it is nice and easy for you to update gig listings, photos and more.
So is there ANY costs apart from hosting?
If you have something more complex you want such as a full ecommerce shop to sell t-shirts and cd’s we may have to ask for a small fee if there is a lot of work involved but generally we will do this for free. The hosting fee we will ask of you is £10 per month in advance payable via Paypal. You can get hosting for less and even website makers but we feel you will want to come to us when you see what we are willing to offer you.
With our knowledge and training, you will soon be looking after the site yourself and only coming to us for things such as coding or design changes.
After 12 months, we will reduce your cost to £5 per month as we feel you may not need us as much.
In just 24 hours we have had 28 bands register their interest and we will start building these websites in the new year. If you are interested then please just fill in this short form and we can contact you soon with any more info that you need.