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Audio

Your Audio page is where you can add albums and tracks for your visitors to listen to, download or find links to purchase (Such as CD Baby, iTunes, etc). The Audio page supports adding both albums as well as individual tracks.

Jump to Adding a Track

Adding an Album

The process for adding an album is outlined below, note that the album is just a container for the tracks which will be uploaded separately.

  1. Click Manage Pages in your Site Builder Dashboard
  2. Click on Edit under your Audio Page, or add the page by clicking on Add new
  3. Click Create Album to create an album
  4. You will be presented with a blank page to fill in your album information
  5. Fill in your information and add an image from your Images Media Library by clicking Add Album Art Here then click Save
  6. Congratulations! You've added your first album, now you can add tracks to the album.

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CD Baby

The best way to find your CD Baby URL is to go to CDBaby.com

  1. Search for your artist or album name
  2. Click on your album
  3. Copy the URL shown at the top of the page for a direct link to that album OR click on Artist Page and copy that URL to create a link to your artist page

iTunes

The easiest way to find your iTunes URL is by using the iTunes Linkmaker

  1. Search for your artist or album name
  2. Click Album Link to the right of the album
  3. Copy the Direct Link shown

Other

Creating links to other retailers and sites may be a bit different but still follows the same idea.

  1. Give the link a title (this is the word(s) that will be clicked on to link to the URL below)
  2. Find the page you want to direct visitors to
  3. Copy the URL of that page and paste it into the URL field

To add your music to your site, you'll upload tracks to an Audio Page type. The process for adding tracks is outlined below.

Adding a Track

Steps for adding a track individually or into an album.

  1. Click Manage Pages in your Site Builder Dashboard
  2. Click on Edit under your Audio Page, or add the page by clicking on Add new
  3. Click Upload a Track to upload a track

    Alternatively, click +add a track to an existing album
  4. Now there is the option to upload a track from your computer or import the track from CD Baby

Uploading a Track

  1. Click Get Track From My Computer
  2. In the pop-up window, select your song from where it exists on your computer
  3. Click Open (or Choose on Macs) after selecting the correct file
  4. Once it is uploaded you can fill out the information about the track, track title, writer, performer, etc.

Importing a Track from CD Baby

    1. Click Get Track from CD Baby (note, you'll need to have your CD Baby account authorized in your Settings)
    2. 2. Choose the track
    3. Click Import Track
    4. You'll see that the information about the track has been imported as well

Streaming and Download Options

Give your audience a taste of your music by generating short-clips on the fly that start and end exactly where you want them to (with a professional fade in and out.)

You can also choose to allow the whole song to be played or even downloaded. It's up to you.

Streaming Audio Players

See our Audio Players Page on enabling and using one of our streaming audio players on your site.

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