In an effort to supplement music focused content on your site, consider dropping in the widget from ReverbNation.
ReverbNation is providing two free, interactive music widgets that can be added to your site on any page:
- a local listing of shows/concerts
- a chart of top local bands.
These widgets are most appropriate on the section level or article level where widgets can supplement related music or entertainment content. The local listing widget can be specific to a particular zip code or centered on an address and is a great complement to a concert review.
The beauty of these widgets is that you can visit the ReverbNation site and customize the widget to your locality, grab the embed code and drop that into an HTML element. Once that element is saved, you can re-use it anywhere on the site by using the local search function in the left pane of the admin area.
ReverbNation.com is a Music 2.0 company that is responding to the changing music business paradigm. ReverbNation believes a Music Community is more valuable if includes all of the members of the community and that fans, labels, venues, and other folks all deserve a voice in the community if it is going to be representative of the entire music ecosystem.
We provide innovative marketing solutions that musicians need to compete, cooperate, and differentiate in an increasingly noisy online environment. Unlike typical "closed" communities, artists use ReverbNation as their home base for approaching marketing and promotion across the Internet as a whole — be it via social networks, blogs, or the artist's homepage. Tools like TunePaks, FanReach, and Widgets give the artist the power to spread their music and information virtually anywhere.
It starts with the listening experience. Queue up some music, kick back, then browse the site without ever losing the song you are hearing. Here you'll find more tracks (at higher quality) from your favorite artists because they can post unlimited songs at up to 160kbps. Hear something you like? Store tracks to your profile page by "bookmarking" them for later. Use our powerful search function to find the most recent artists (read: fresh tracks) or artists from your local area. You can even search songs by lyrics or by genre. We always keep you in the loop with local show information that is just one click away. Finally, if you are a true Fan, support the artists you love by grabbing their widgets and placing them all over the web, or even join their street team.