It is a professional beat selling WordPress theme that goes beyond any beat store online today.
It is a full blown website built around your music marketing needs. You can add unlimited pages to promote your music, products, and services. Create a blog to add news updates, sell digital or physical products, add photos & videos on the gallery page, promote upcoming events, and much more.
The appearance is customizable. The layout is rearrangeable. And these tools are built into the template to help you earn more money.
Watch the video to see what it can do for you. Note: New features have been added that are not in the video.
Music producers & artists need tools, and the Music Maker theme provides those tools.
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Create a beat store that focuses on you and your music. Add unlimited beats and set your own prices. Easy checkout process. Preview
Beats are automatically delivered to your customers once payment is made. View Download Page
View charted graphs of monthly sales, beat downloads, customer info, and more. View Charts Preview
This theme resizes automatically to fit on phones, tablets, and computers. Preview Layouts
Boost sales by creating discount codes. Offer discounts at a flat rate or a percentage off the final price. Example: Buy 2 beats, get 1 free.
Let fans access all your social marketing content in one place. Easily link to all your social profiles and embed your Twitter or Facebook feed.
You have 3 options for the content that can appear on your homepage: Beat store, blog, or static page. View Home Layouts
Easily make changes to the appearance without having to touch any code. Over 30+ features can be changed in the options panel. Options Panel
The Music Maker theme is packed full of features that will help you to promote your music to expand your customer reach.
It's accessible 24 hours a day and delivers beats to your customers instantly. The beat store homepage is a searchable page that can hold an unlimited amount of beats.
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You can select a "On Sale", "New", or "Popular" icon to appear next to each beat. Preview
Freely create the beat license options that you desire. Example: Lease, Exclusive, Premium Lease, Non-Exclusive, Tracked out and more. Preview
Once a beat is paid for, email notifications are sent to you and your customer. You can limit the number of times a file can be downloaded, and upload multiple file formats (MP3, Wav, Zip).
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Select a Dark or Light color option for your beat store. Preview
Offer promotional codes to encourage visitors to buy more. Discounts can be offered as set or percentage based amounts. Includes options for auto expiration and limit use number.
In your beat store you set your own prices. You can set beat prices from $1 to $3,000 - it's up to you. Preview
View charted graphs of monthly sales, beat downloads, customer info, and more. Preview Reports
Displays the beat shopping cart on the sidebar of your site. Preview
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The Music Maker theme makes it easy to fully customize your website. You change the layout, colors, and branding images easily with a few clicks.
Your creativity has no limits and neither does this theme. Customize the look and feel to fit your design needs.
Greet visitors to your website with the sleek homepage banner carousel that can hold up to 8 different messages and link to different pages on your site. Preview Back-end
Choose from over 650 Google fonts for page headers, buttons, banners, and more. Preview Fonts
You have 3 options for the content that appears on the homepage of your site.
If you need more customization, you can easily add custom CSS directly into the options panel to overwrite any theme styling. Preview CSS Input
The theme includes 3 sidebars and the footer supports 3 widgets. Preview Footer Widgets
The promo bar is a notification bar that appears on the top of your website to grab attention. You can change the text, background color and action button easily in the options panel. Preview Promo Bar
S.E.O options are built into the theme to add meta keywords and descriptions for beats, blog posts, static pages, and products. Preview Meta Inputs
WordPress offers over 20,000 FREE plugins at WordPress.org. You can easily add plugins to add additional features to your website.
Use the custom shortcode generator to add these features: MP3 player, YouTube / Vimeo videos embeds, alerts messages (5 colors), buttons (5 Sizes), quotes, Google Maps, text highlight, CSS tooltips, FAQ toggle box, and website snapshots. Preview Shortcodes
Multiple training videos have been created to help you get up and running fast. They guide you step-by-step in creating and adding content to your site. View the Help documentation.
This theme was tested to ensure that it is compatible with all the modern browsers like Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Widgets are content boxes that can easily be edited and moved around your website's sidebar and footer. Simply drag and drop to activate.
Create a simple editable text banner. Add a headline, sub-headline, and button to link to any page on your website. Use a color picker to choose the color of the banner and button. Preview
Easily add an image banner and link it to any page without touching any code. Preview
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Sort beats by music genre, category, or tag. Preview
Use this pre-designed beat buy steps widget to show your customer how easy the buying process is. Add 1 to 5 steps. Preview
Testimonial Widget Preview
Embed a Youtube video in a widget. Preview
Embed a Vimeo video in a widget. Preview
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Easily add a photo, short description, and link the image to your about page to allow visitors to learn more about you. Preview
Displays your most recent beats. This widget displays the beat name and beat genre. Preview
Randomly displays beats from your entire beat collection. This widget displays the beat name and beat genre. Preview
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Displays links & icons to your social profiles. There are 14 social sites available. Preview
Displays a list of recent blog posts and publish dates. Preview
Display a list of upcoming events. Preview
Display your Facebook like box. Preview
Display Feedburner email address input. Preview
Randomly loads images you have added to your photo gallery. Preview
Music makers need to utilize a number of social sites to promote your music. You can use the Music Maker theme as your central location where everything comes together.
The Music Maker theme offers social icons in the header and a custom social widget where you can choose from 14 social sites to display on your website. Icons include Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, SoundClick, and more. Preview Icons
Easily embed your social feeds from Twitter or Facebook and many other social sites. Preview Social Feeds
Add additional WordPress plugins to add an Instagram or Flickr photo widget.
The Music Maker theme offers a variety of different content templates already built-in.
The photo gallery allows you to easily add an image gallery for your fans and followers to see activities going on in your career. Preview Gallery
Easily add videos from YouTube and Vimeo that appear in a sleek overlay window. Preview Gallery
If you have products to sell, add them to the built-in store page. Add unlimited products and even link to external websites. Preview Store
The FAQ template allows you to easily add a questions and answers page for customers of your beats & products. Preview FAQs
The events page allows you to easily add upcoming events to your website. Link to external websites to sell tickets. Preview Events
Have a central location for your fans and customers to visit to keep updated on all your projects and music.
Change the website appearance and layout without having to touch any code.
With the Music Maker theme you can sell beats, physical products, and digital products.
Promote all your social profiles easily and embed social feeds.
This theme will give you the right platform to display your current and completed projects. Track your music making career.
Instant beat downloads, 6 content types, responsive layout, charted sales reports, and much more.
You need a website host, a domain name, and WordPress installed on your host. There are tons of great web hosts out there that are affordable, may include a free domain name, and have an easy 1 click WordPress install set up. Check out DreamHost, it's what I use. There are many benefits of having a web host. You will have more storage space, 10GB to unlimited space on average. You can create multiple sites and blogs on your own web server. There are simply a huge amount of possibilities with having your own web host.
No, you will need to have your own self-hosted blog. I use DreamHost. Having your own self-hosted blog means you can upload as many beats as you like with larger files sizes.
You get the Music Maker WordPress theme, 42 FREE bonus graphics, a few design PSDs for the theme, and online access to all the theme documentation describing how to set everything up. View Online Documentation.
Yes. Automatic emails are sent to you and your customer once a beat is paid for.
The Music Maker theme was custom built with music makers in mind. It has a beat store that you will not find in any other WordPress theme. This theme allows music makers to set up their own beat shop and be independent of any third party services you have to pay a monthly fee for. This theme has clean code and an options panel that will allow you to make changes fast without having to touch any code. The features you find in this theme are not available in any other WordPress templates.
This theme is very different from other beat selling sites. With many beat sites you usually get a 1 page profile with very little information about yourself, and that profile usually links to other music producers stealing your sales. The Music Maker not only offers a beat store that focuses only on your music, but it is a full blown website. You can add all the pages and content you desire, and customize the style to look the way you want. You have control of your site.
This disclaimer is point out that everything in the Music Maker theme works, but your experience with the theme may vary because of things we are not control of. Example: We DO NOT have control over the website host you pick which will determine your website loading speed and file upload limits. We DO NOT have control over the plugins you install, or code changes you make that may conflict with website code. We do try to help with these topics in our Knowledge Base, but once again your experience with the theme will be dependent on your knowledge of WordPress and if you follow our tutorials.
The audio files for the audio player must be MP3 format. However, you can upload other audio file formats for your customers to download. Example: Wav & Zip.
No, you have add the audio tags to the mp3 preview file before uploading it to the website. So you will upload 2 files. The tagged MP3 audio file and the untagged audio file for your customer to download.
Yes, most plugins should work with this theme. However, I cannot guarantee they all will work. There are some plugins that use code which conflicts with code used in this theme and will make this theme not function properly. There are thousands of plugins available and unfortunately I can't test every one of them.
WordPress is a powerful content management system (CMS). It's a simple script that helps you create, manage, and share your content easily.
A theme, template, skin, etc. is a ready to use design and layout that you can pop right onto your existing WordPress site. WordPress handles all of the content for you (posts, pages, comments), while the theme transforms that content into a beautiful and clean layout for your visitors to see.
No, you cannot resell the Music Maker theme directly. By purchasing this theme, you have 1 license to use the theme for your website and it may not be resold.
No, this feature is not built into the Music Maker theme. Also we only off a Single Use License, so you can not duplicate the Music Maker theme for others to use.
There is a help center for the theme full of helpful information http://help.musicmakertheme.com/. Support is provided via e-mail. If you have problems or questions, you can send us a message. Support is NOT provided through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or through the phone. Support can take 24 to 48 hours for a response.
Yes. This theme includes sidebars and a footer that supports multiple widgets.
No. I do not take on freelance work. But you can hire a WordPress developer to help.
This theme is compatible with WordPress 3.6 and above. 3.5 and lower will have problems.
Yes, the template will automatically resize for phones, tablets, and computers.
Yes. The licensing permits the modification of theme code as much as you like after purchasing the Music Maker theme. However, due to obvious constraints, support is only guaranteed for the original theme code.
I do not offer refunds, since there is no way to return a digital product. Unfortunately, it is one of the few tools I have to combat Internet fraud. If you are experiencing any difficulty with the theme, I am more than happy to provide support and resolve the situation. If your circumstance can't be resolved with support, you are welcome to contact me with an explanation of your situation.
PayPal is the default option to accept payments on your website. But you can pay for additional payment options at the Easy Digital Downloads Extension website .
No, it is not required; it can easily be hidden in the options panel. But your support is appreciated.
You can find more FAQs on our FAQs Page.
This theme was created by Mark V. at HipHopMakers.com. Hip Hop Makers has been up and running for over 7 years, helping music makers by sharing knowledge and resources. Supporting music makers is what I strive to do.