TuneFreak Blog

Upgrades, new features and our ideas.

TF1 PRO Website Theme Updates!

We’ve made several updates to the TF1 PRO theme for musicians. Within this update we have targeted and improved on the following: On / Off controls for all sections Addition of sections Responsive improvements Store integration General fixes Allow us to break down these updates. On and off controls for all sections We have added toggles that you can use to enable or disable sections on your musician website. Before all sections were enabled and if you didn’t complete a section it would show “dummy data” such as “Coming soon”. Now with the new way you can disable a section entirely if you don’t want to complete it or use it at the current time. Say goodbye to that “dummy data”.   Addition of sections Running alongside the previous mentioned update, we have enabled the use of sections not only in your website but also inside of your website builder. What this means is that you now need to select a toggle to be shown all related fields and options. Whereas before you were kind of bombarded with all options even if you didn’t want to use some of them. We think this will really help to clean up things and help you to create your site easily and without confusion. Responsive improvements We have introduced responsive web design technologies to this theme to make it behave appropriately on mobile devices and other devices that are not desktops. This particular update is strictly visual and doesn’t offer any new changes to your website builder or admin panel. Store integration We have integrated stores and shops for musicians which are...

Catch us on SlideShare!

We’ve decided to start creating content on SlideShare! We think this is a good way to teach musicians more about the Internet and more importantly, how it can benefit them. One of our mottos is “We’ll take care of your online while you take care of your music”. We are experts in our field with over 15 years of experience with online computing, Internet Marketing, music and much more. So with over 15 years of experience we have a lot of information to offer musicians. In addition, we believe SlideShare will be a nice new addition to our learning sections that’ll help new TuneFreak users to get started using our tools. What is SlideShare? SlideShare is an online content sharing platform where users are able to share content such as PDFs and Word documents. After shared, online users can view these documents, learn from them among other things. Here’s our very first SlideShare (SS gurus take it easy on us, it’s our first time :-)) about musician websites. So now that you know what SlideShare is you can see why we’ve decided to place content there about our platform and Internet goodies in...

Service Updates

Website Theme Updates TF1 has been updated, the media section of this theme contained a few user reported errors that have been corrected. Also the media section has been renamed to “Media / News / Press”. Website Admin Dashboard A few errors with the musician website administration panel have been corrected. Create your site with ease! A big thanks to our users that contacted us about these errors. New Email Message Format (Yup, another one) We’ve overhauled our email templates to make them a lot easier to read, especially for mobile devices. We believe that this is a step in the right direction to ensuring that our user experience is as pleasant as possible. Promotions and Free Stuff We have some really awesome promotions coming up that will allow you to receive our premium level accounts absolutely for free. Will also be having raffles and giveaways that can be used by musicians for sponsorship of premium level accounts. As you may or may not know our premium level accounts include powerful features that musicians, DJs, managers and other musicians can use to prosper. These accounts feature tools such as: Selling music / merch Custom domain names Email newsletters Enhance site statistics And much much more We are working hard to bring musicians awesome tools that’ll help them become more successful online. Til next time, — Team...

TF1 Theme: NEW Video Support

We are very proud to announce that the musician website theme TF1 now supports videos. You may use YouTube videos, Vimeo videos and other video sources that support embed sharing. It’s a very important feature for musicians to be able to share their latest music videos. Especially in today’s current musical climate, some artists are even releasing new music videos by the day. Therefore we believe is very important that a musician be able to show off their latest and greatest music video. We have also released a new video tutorial on adding videos to your official webpage. This will help new users learn how to put a video on their official musician website with us. It’s super simple and takes less than 30 seconds to do! If you are interested in watching this tutorial video you can it below. We always working to bring you the latest technology that can help you to gain much more exposure on the Internet. If you ever have any suggestions for us please don’t hesitate to contact us! We always hear to listen as well as improve by implementing your ideas and suggestions. Tutorial – Adding Video to Your...

Usability Updates

Good day to all, We’ve made a round of new improvements to our platform including: Updates to Musician Website Themes We’ve exterminated several bugs and improved on optimizations we’ve been making to make TuneFreak musician websites even faster! CDN Now, all websites hosted with TuneFreak include CDN access. In case you aren’t sure what CDN access is allow us to explain. CDN (Content Delivery Network) access allows your website to be deliveered to your website’s visitors many times faster than a website without CDN. This means that all the pictures, media, beats for download and music you upload will be snappy to access / download for your new visitors and existing fans! New User Guidance Email Training To help onboard our new musicians that want to build their websites, we’ve created a very simple and easy training system. Many of the musicians that build websites with us do not have any type of formal training at designing and building websites, and they shouldn’t have to. This is one of the main reasons that we exist in the first place – to help artist achieve their online goals without having to spend the time to learn all the many different technologies involved. With that said, even though we’ve simplified this via our easy to use platform, it’s easier to get started with some type of direction. This training will make artists web design masters, quickly! Front Page Updates Along with other updates we couldn’t resist improving our frontpage and it’s load times, after all it is our main page that’s visited. We have changed a few things to ensure it...

A Few Updates

Good day TuneFreakers! We’ve updated our platfrm to include some new changes we believe will help you our in the long run. Easy Change Password Access We have noticed that when new users are signing up using our website, they may be running into difficulty changing their passwords. By default, our registration system for new websites for artists will automatically generate your password and email it to you for security reasons. Some users may prefer to have a password that they can create so we have added a feature which will allow you to change your password to whatever you want to be. So to fix this we have created some very simple shortcuts to do just that! We strongly believe that these new navigational elements will help our new musicians to quickly and easily create their website. After all, no one wants to feel lost trying to do something important. Easy Website Builder Access In addition to adding ease of access for changing your password, we’ll also built-in easier ways that you can access the website builder which allows you to create your website from scratch. Many of our visitors / users come directly to our homepage and navigate from there. Most musicians are already busy with recording, making music, shooting videos and a million other things! That’s why we’ve built our platform with speed, ease of use and simplicity in mind so that musicians can quickly build their websites without hassle. This is very important, as it will ensure that your recording time is not interrupted and you are still making hits in the studio. In addition to being easy...

Tutorials for everyone!

What’s up TuneFreakers! We’ve got a cool new shiny tool, tutorials! All artists that have a website with TuneFreak will automatically receive this new feature within their account. Our new tutorial system will help to guide new users from the first second they land inside of their brand new website builder. This short 3 step tutorial will briefly show one how to get started building their website. As you may or may not know, it only takes about 10 minutes to create an uber professional music website for yourself or your band! Get started today if you haven’t...

All systems Go!

Greetings musicians! We are proud to introduce that we are 100% ready to serve your website hosting needs. Allow us to tell the world a little about us: We are TuneFreak, we provide artist with: Free Websites Social Media Promotion Music / Video Streaming Receiving Fanmail Why We Started We want to help independent musicians and artists to obtain success. We have noticed over the years that thousands of indie musicians do not have websites and are not promoting themselves online properly, if at all. We strongly believe that with the use of our services and artist will be able to independently expose themselves to new fans and a new audience. For an artist to be successful they need to acquire all the exposure that they possibly can. Using the Internet can assist you with this. Keep in mind there have been many celebrities born from the Internet and online Internet promotion. Awesome Tools for Awesome Artists How Much Does It Cost? You may be curious how much all of this should cost you. Nothing, nada, zilch. We offer this service for free to all musicians that may need it! Now, while were being completely honest we do have to inform you that there are some really really really advanced features and these come at a small price, only if you need them. I’m a _____, Can I Build a Page? Likely, yes. As far as genres go we support all genres of music. Whether you’re a band or a solo instrumental maker you’ll find a place to call home here at TuneFreak. Here’s the list of types of...