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Nimbit Announces Free Instant Band Site WordPress Plugin

Nimbit Inc the industry’s premier direct-to-fan platform for today’s music business, releases the free Instant Band Site plug-in for WordPress. With Instant BandSite, it’s easier than ever for artists to create and maintain a professional web presence that provides the perfect showcase and storefronts to take their music and careers direct-to-fan.

A Custom Website with the Content Demanded by Music Fans
A well designed website is a critical component for the success of any professional artist. Websites generated by Instant Band Site combine together the best elements of the Nimbit direct-to-fan solution and give fans more ways to easily support the artist.

“Today it’s essential to have your own web presence,” said Dave Kusek, CEO of Berkleemusic.com and co-author of The Future of Music. “Nimbit has created an incredibly simple, yet powerful way for bands to create and publish a custom web site, complete with an integrated storefront, fan capture, and connections to social media, all driven from the Nimbit dash…very slick.”

Instant Band Site Provides

A custom website with artist branding
Full storefront to sell music (digital & CD), merchandise, & e-tickets
Artist bio, blog, news, and gig calendar
Email List sign up and promo code redemption
An online music player
Social network connection with Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Integration with photo galleries and other WordPress add-ons
Painless and Affordable Website Creation
With Nimbit Instant Band Site, artists can save hours of frustrating web programming or the thousands of dollars charged by web designers to create a comparable site.

“I had been planning on investing money in a new web design when I decided to give Instant Band Site a try,” said singer/songwriter Todd Thibaud “I was amazed at how quickly I was able to get great results. Now I can do web updates without relying on anyone else…how liberating.”

Setting up a website with Instant Band Site is incredibly easy:
1. Install the Instant Band Site plug-in in WordPress
2. Provide a Nimbit user name and password
3. Select website features to post
4. Choose one of Nimbit’s free WordPress templates or from thousands of others
5. Hit publish and the new website is instantly generated

Best of all, because Instant Band Site is fed by the artist’s Nimbit account, maintenance and web updates are a breeze. Whenever artists update their information in the Nimbit dash (add a new gig or product for sale, change product pricing, start a promotion, etc.), the website automatically updates…and their Nimbit storefronts on other sites like Facebook or MySpace are also kept in perfect sync.

“All artists need an online home base that’s under their full control,” commented Ariel Hyatt, of Ariel Publicity. “Instant Band Site is an easy, affordable and miraculous solution! Kudos to Nimbit…I’ll be adding this to my essentials list.”

Pricing, Availability, and Requirements
The free Nimbit Instant Band Site WordPress plug-in and themes are now available to download. To get started, artists will need a Nimbit account and web hosting with WordPress installed. Artists can sign up for NimbitFree, and use Instant Band Site to create a fully functioning website with a digital download storefront. More established artists requiring online sales of e-tickets, CDs, merch, and other advanced features, will need to sign up for NimbitIndie or NimbitPro with plans starting at $12.95/month.

For customers interested in getting assistance with set up, Nimbit has made dedicated Artist Advocates available for the VIP treatment. Advocates will assist with web hosting, WordPress and Instant Band Site installation, and then create a website branded to the artist’s style. The Instant Band Site VIP treatment starts at only $199 and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To get the free Instant Band Site WordPress plug-in and templates, a complete video overview, detailed instructions on set up, examples of artists using Instant Band Site, and to sign up for a Nimbit account or the VIP treatment, please visit www.nimbit.com/instant-band-site.

About Nimbit
Nimbit is the industry’s premier direct-to-fan platform for today’s music business. Nimbit provides the easiest solution for self-managed artists, managers, and emerging labels to take your music direct to the fans that love you, and to give fans more ways to support your career.

With Nimbit, you can easily promote, sell, and distribute your music, merchandise, and tickets; grow, capture, and engage your fanbase; build a professional web presence that ties it all together; and so much more.

From our CEO down through development, sales, marketing, and support— nearly every employee of Nimbit is also a musician. We understand your needs and it’s our passion to help you take care of the hard stuff. That way you can focus on what’s important—your music and your fans.

Here are just a few ways Nimbit will help you succeed:
Kick Ass Direct-to-Fan Storefronts – The easiest way to sell, play, and promote music on Facebook, Myspace and other social networks and websites.
Zero Commission Digital Distribution – The most cost-effective way to provide your music to millions of fans on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and other online retailers.
NEW Instant Band Site – The fastest way to create a complete, custom website for your band including a professional storefront, gig calendar, blog, and more
We’ve Got Your Back – No-nonsense services for credit card processing, warehousing, and fulfillment of orders for physical and digital merchandise like downloads, eTickets, CDs, DVDs, T-Shirts, and more.
Engage Your Fans – Powerful tools for messaging your fans and turning them into promoters.

To learn more about how Nimbit can help you succeed, we invite you to visit www.nimbit.com

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