It has become the trend, and a good one at that, for anyone who wants to showcase their talents to create a website and put it out for everyone to see. And musicians are not an exception.
When choosing a domain name, there are three types of top-level domains you can choose for your website; 1. Generic top-level domains (gTLDs) like .com & .co (you can check the difference between .co vs .com if you have any confusion), 2. Sponsored top-level domains (sTLDs) like .gov and .jobs, 3. Country-coded top-level domains (ccTLDs) like .es, .us, and .uk, for Spain, the United States and the United Kingdom respectively. The .music top-level domain belongs to the generic top-level domains category.
One of the things that you owe yourself as a musician is to let the world see and enjoy your talent and get yourself get credit for that. First of all, you get to have your own brand name as a rising musician, and you will always have that name to yourself if and when you get copyrights for it. As long as you renew your payment for the leasing of the domain name, no one can have it.
You can also get money instead of posting your music on social media platforms for free. And best of all, you get to build your own fan base and you get to hold private online virtual gigs and fan meetings.
With your own website, you will also start making connections with people in the music fields. Who knows, next thing you know you might be sought by a big music label. You will literally be living the super star life!
You can also create your own merchandise and start selling it to those who are interested on you own website instead of paying to sell your products on a third-party online or physical store.
The .music top-level domain is not your only options for a music website; you can go for .audio, .studio, .fm, and .band.
To create your own music website, you need to go to a domain registrar and check the availability of the domain name that you want. You can go to a domain registrar like GoDaddy and look for > yourname.music. If the domain name is available, you can go ahead and lease it. If not, you can either contact the owner of the domain name and ask them to buy it, or you can look for a different one similar to it.
Then, you can visit a website builder to start designing your music website. There are many good website builders that can do the job with as few steps as possible and with very affordable prices.
Website builders do the whole job for you; they have ready-made templates and themes that you can choose from. They also offer you the possibility of customizing your own themes. Website builders also offer you help from experts to create the best most aesthetic website and will still be with you any time you need their help.