EbandLive Get Your Band Online and Rockin In No Time

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If you have a band, have a buddy in a band, or once met the roadie for a traveling gig band, you might have a use for EbandLive. The site is an all-inclusive band website builder that includes all the hosting and WYSIWYG editing you’d expect from a good host, but is geared exclusively towards musical groups.

Lots of extras make this specialty obvious: tour date calendars, current band news blogs, band line-up (members), etc. Interestingly, no mention of streaming music or other options are forthcoming from the site or its marketers.

The idea is that a band, its management, or indie record labels could utilize EbandLive.com to quickly build and maintain a website (or sites) to promote the band and give it a name. Two options are available, including “You Design” where the band’s representative builds the site themselves and “We Design” where the band pays some extra money and the people at EbandLive.com build the site for them. In the future, the option of just choosing a ready-to-go site that needs only some minor information to fill in the blanks will be available.

The site has a good concept and one that has been done before and, really, isn’t offering anything special through their service. Similar sites like Rock-n-Roll-Design.com and BandZoogle.com have been around for a while and seem to be offering more services at lower costs.

One advantage that EbandLive does seem to have is its integration with iPhone Mobile, allowing the site to automatically generate an iPhone-ready version of itself for viewing on the go. Whether that’s enough to make up for the cost differential of $200+ versus the other sites mentioned, is a matter of opinion, I guess.

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3 Comments
  1. Dan Behrens

    November 29, 2008 at 1:34 am

    Hello, this is Dan from ebandLive. Thank you so much for the review but I think there is a little confusion as to the services we are offering over here. Currently the “we design” and “you design” packages are 100% custom designed websites, either we design or the band would have their designer work within our provided functionality wireframe, which are then coded and integrated into the ebandLive content management system.

    We are feverishly working on the “ready made” package which will directly compete with bandzoogle.com and Rock-n-Roll-Design.com's “sign up and go” type of service.

    Whats the big difference between us and them?

    The major one…design. Our competitor's design is pretty rough around the edges (and not in a good way). All of the ebandLive designers are award winning published interactive and graphic designers and we wouldn't have it any other way.

    Major one number 2…ease of use. We have exhaustingly studied the usability of ebandLive's CMS and pretty much have it buckled down to no brainer, do it in your sleep style of easy. BUT…we are constantly improving and upgrading things…literally on a daily basis.

    Feel free to email me (dan@ebandlive.com) or the team (info@ebandlive.com) with any questions.

    Rock!
    Dan

    P.S. We definitely offer a streaming audio player, it's on our features page (http://ebandlive.com/features-ebandlive-custom-…) close to the bottom…check it out.

  2. Dan Behrens

    November 29, 2008 at 6:34 am

    Hello, this is Dan from ebandLive. Thank you so much for the review but I think there is a little confusion as to the services we are offering over here. Currently the “we design” and “you design” packages are 100% custom designed websites, either we design or the band would have their designer work within our provided functionality wireframe, which are then coded and integrated into the ebandLive content management system.

    We are feverishly working on the “ready made” package which will directly compete with bandzoogle.com and Rock-n-Roll-Design.com's “sign up and go” type of service.

    Whats the big difference between us and them?

    The major one…design. Our competitor's design is pretty rough around the edges (and not in a good way). All of the ebandLive designers are award winning published interactive and graphic designers and we wouldn't have it any other way.

    Major one number 2…ease of use. We have exhaustingly studied the usability of ebandLive's CMS and pretty much have it buckled down to no brainer, do it in your sleep style of easy. BUT…we are constantly improving and upgrading things…literally on a daily basis.

    Feel free to email me (dan@ebandlive.com) or the team (info@ebandlive.com) with any questions.

    Rock!
    Dan

    P.S. We definitely offer a streaming audio player, it's on our features page (http://ebandlive.com/features-ebandlive-custom-…) close to the bottom…check it out.

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