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September 22, 2010 11:11 ET

Nimbit Launches Free Instant Band Site™

Free WordPress Plug-in Provides the Fastest and Easiest Way to Create Full-Featured Websites for Artists and Bands

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 22, 2010) -  Nimbit Inc. (www.nimbit.com), 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 Band Site, 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
  • More

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 to 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, web updates are a breeze. Whenever artists update their 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 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 and Availability, and Requirements
The free Nimbit Instant Band Site WordPress plug-in and themes are now available to download. 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 is offering the VIP treatment at an additional cost, starting at $199 and 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, and to sign up for Nimbit 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.

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.

Nimbit, nimbitFree, nimbitIndie, nimbitPro, and Instant Band Site are trademarks of Nimbit, Inc. Other trademarks mentioned are held by their respective owners.

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