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Disc Makers Offers Six Months Free Web Design and HostingPartners with CD Baby to provide DIY Web design and hosting to musicians (July 01, 2005)
Disc Makers has joined forces with CD Baby to make do-it-yourself web design and hosting easier than ever for musicians. Disc Makers web hosting is powered by HostBaby and available for free for the first six months to any artist who manufactures their next CD project with Disc Makers a $120 value. After the six-month free trial, membership and hosting will be only $20 per month. Artists who do not have a CD project in the works with Disc Makers can still sign up for a years worth of hosting for only $200 - which includes the first two months for free.
With this service, Disc Makers and HostBaby have integrated a number of nifty features for artists including an easy-to-use web design wizard that allows artists to design a great-looking, customized web site from scratch without having to know HTML code. The design wizard includes hundreds of pre-built designs into which artists can import their images, text, and sound files. In addition, the pre-built designs can be further customized with other fonts and color schemes and layouts chosen by the artist. Other musician-friendly features include a fully customizable concert calendar, a simple, yet effective, e-mail list management and mailing program, automatic conversion of audio files to streaming audio, a guestbook, and blog functionality (great for submitting updates and anecdotes from the road).
?This is DIY web design at its finest, exclaims Tony van Veen, Disc Makers Executive VP of Sales and Marketing. ?Weve worked together with [CD Baby founder] Derek Sivers for two years to come up with a rich feature set specifically targeted at independent musicians online needs. If an artist has high-quality photos, sound files, and text on a computer hard drive, its possible now to design an awesome, custom web site in less than an hour. And I mean custom. This will not be a cookie-cutter web site, but can be completely customized to whatever look or vibe an artist wants. Its perfect for musicians like myself, who know what we want, but dont know web programming. HostBaby makes it super simple.
Artists web sites will be hosted on a lightning-fast server for quick and easy updates, and include a beefy 500MB of storage space, an unlimited number of e-mail accounts, virtually unlimited data transfer, and a cool web traffic analyzer. Moreover, HostBaby is run by the same folks who run CD Baby, so customer service is unparalleled. They will even help transfer an existing web site to HostBaby for free.
To find out more about the Disc Makers web hosting service for independent musicians, go to www.discmakers.com/hosting.
To view real websites created using the Web Hosting service, visit http://www.hostbaby.com/wizard?stage=22.
About CD Baby
Founded in 1998 as a hobby by musician Derek Sivers, CD Baby is now the largest seller of independent CDs on the web, with over $20M in CDs sold for over 90,000 musician clients. CD Baby is also the largest back-end digital distributor to music services like Apple iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, Yahoo Music, MSN Music, and more. Their musician-friendly service enables any musician to sell and distribute their music through CD Baby's worldwide network.
For more information, go to cdbaby.com.
About Disc Makers
In business since 1959, Disc Makers is the nations leading independent media manufacturer, offering a wide variety of products and services, including state-of-the-art automated printers and duplicating systems as well as complete CD and DVD replication and custom packaging for independent musicians, filmmakers, and businesses. The companys state-of-the-art facilities are outfitted with the latest graphic, printing, and CD/DVD replication equipment and products, as well as in-house studios for mastering and post-production, DVD and CD-ROM multimedia authoring, and award-winning graphics design. The company also offers a variety of additional services including custom design, packaging, distribution and financing, and produces the Independent Music World Series, the nations largest showcase series for independent musicians. Disc Makers main office and plant is located near Philadelphia in Pennsauken, NJ, and the company has regional offices in Los Angeles, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Seattle, and Puerto Rico.
For more information visit www.discmakers.com.
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