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FutureProof Digital

Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Music Artist Website 2020, Ireland

2j aka Squinty

Music Artist Website - Listen to & Download Music, Buy Branded Merchandise

Ok, so it’s not every day that I receive an email from a rap artist, local shop and tradespeople yes, but rappers… no, this was the first time. But what does a music artist website look like? What does 2j aka Squinty want to achieve by launching a website? First, a means by which to promote who he is, and what he does, fans can listen to, and download his music, and get in touch with him. Second, an online store selling his branded merchandise.

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2j aka Squinty
Roscommon, Ireland

James Joyce, better known as 2j aka Squinty, is a rap and hip-hop artist from Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Find him all over the web…

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/squint88/

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKP

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/squinty88/

Review

“I am delighted with my website. FutureProof Digital created exactly what I wanted after asking only a few questions. The experience was very professional, effortless and enjoyable. Highly recommended.”

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Software
WordPress, Elementor Pro, WooCommerce, Printful

Custom Fonts

I don’t design my own fonts, I leave that to the experts, but having said that I do like websites that employ the use of custom fonts. Each music artist is unique, so each music artist website should be unique, this is achieved in part by the use of custom fonts. At FutureProof we have a number of licences and subscriptions to creative directories, including Envato Elements. From here I downloaded 2 fonts, including this one, Bembies – Graffiti Font. It works perfectly.

Graphic Design

2j, like most musicians these days, has his music on Spotify, but we though that a cool visual feature would be a cool feature to have a CD come out of it’s case as you scroll down an album page. I designed to cover and the disk itself in Adobe Photoshop, and used Elementor to move the images files around the page. Check out this page using the link below…

https://2jsquint.com/albums/since-they-wanna-know/

Eye Catching Page Headers

I don’t use themes or templates on any of my websites, it might take a little longer in some instances, but it’s important to me that each website I produce is unique, not just different information dropped into the same format. For this Music Artist Website I set no constraints, I wanted to build a truly striking design. The page headers are a prime example, I’m sure that there is nothing else quite like this out there on the web.

Music Artist Website 2020, Ireland

A large part of building this Music Artist Website was the E-Commerce store. The client wants to make music, not run a website, so as much as possible would need to be automated; dropshipping is the perfect option, and I use Printful for this.

click here to learn more about E-Commerce websites @ FutureProof Digital.

Printful works like this; first design your products by uploading your designs (2j had 2 logos that needed a little work before they could be used, perfect). Next, install WooCommerce and the Printful software on the website so that your store and your Printful account sync up. Lastly, all the steps that would normally be needed for an E-Commerce website; price, payments, shipping etc. In short, once the setup is complete, you don’t need to do anything else. The website sells the products, Printful produces and delivers direct to the customer.

click here to read more about Web Design in Castlerea.

Product Design

Once the images, in this case 2 logos, are ready they are uploaded to Printful and placed on all the products the client has decided to sell. Printful stock hundreds of products, but we limited the range to what you would normally find in the merch store of an Music Artist Website; T-shirts, hoodies, jackets etc. For more on dropshipping, take a look at the project below…

T-Shirt Dropshipping Website

Product Images

One of the reason I use Printful for projects like this one is it’s ease of use, especially for the client, when my work is complete. There is, in fact, very little to do on the website side, once the design is complete, a few settings, and Printful syncs the product with the WordPress website. The image you see here is called a mock-up, it’s what the product will look like when it is ordered and printed. These are also the images that are displayed on the website

Payments & Shipping

You could say the most important aspects of an E-Commerce website are the technical aspects, shipping, but most importantly payments. There are so many options out there, but for a music artist website, PayPal is the best option. To start with anyway, sales volumes will be relatively low, so the set up and maintenance of PayPal is quick and easy. Most of the customers will be relatively young, they will be comfortable using PayPal.

Thank you for reading about this Music Artist Website 2020, Ireland.

If you run a business and you need a website (pro tip = you do) or your current website doesn’t look the way you want it to, function the way it should or perform how you need it to, get in touch. I don’t charge a penny for consultation, so finding out about what your business needs and what can be achieved for your budget is completely free. Use this form… we can meet in person, have a phone or Skype call or use email, it’s up to you.

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