July 25, 2022
Mate Karolyi

Having a Website vs Facebook Page for Musicians

Can social media replace a personal website for a musician? It seems that most manufacturers would rather have a Facebook page than a website. Is it necessary to have a website? What is the best strategy for this?

Indeed, over the past few years, many artists have moved their web space from regular websites to social media. Facebook has become a new main page, Twitter - a new blog, Instagram - a new photo album. And it's fascinating.

On social media, uploading and managing your content is easy. What's more, it's much cheaper: creating a page cost nothing and you don't need to pay for hosting and domain names. Best of all, your entire audience is there!

"Why would anyone want a regular website? We live in the 21st century! - this is something I hear all the time. However, there are two important things that people often forget to mention.

You do not own the content of the social sites

All your messages, photos, videos, music, blogs and everything else belong to the big companies. Basically, this means that your content can be removed at any time just because it goes against someone's policy or because the company has gone bankrupt or for any other reason. In fact, these giant corporations are like soap bubbles.

Do you remember what happened to Myspace?

This is the lesson we learned. Don't just rely on social media. You cannot sort content. Simple question: can you find something you posted on a specific date two years ago? I can't, seriously. Once you post something, it shows up in the news feed for a few days and then disappears almost forever. Unlike Facebook, you can organize your site however you want: create structure, create sections, add tags, filter, search and highlight important elements.

Don't trust on Social media

Well, I have to admit that creating a suitable website is not cheap. Also, building a good website is only part of it, but keeping it updated over the years - that's where the hard work really comes in. Remember, all your writing is your own time and effort. If you care about that and think your content is worth coming back to, I highly recommend keeping it on your own site. What should be on a musician's website

To answer the question, I find that the best strategy is to have all your important content on your own website and link it to social media. This allows you to reach a wider audience without risk and control everything.

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