It's been just a few months since we launched the Supertape beta, and with it, a simple landing page explaining what Supertape is. Since then we've learned a ton, both about our artists and their needs, and about us and how to tell our story. From showcasing some of our favorite artists, answering more of your questions, showing off our beautiful templates, and digging deeper into the platforms we support — we think this new version tells our best story yet.
We're always making Supertape better. Here are the latest new features, improvements, and fixes that hopefully make life a little easier for musicians.
Say hello to the new supertape.com
Link your X profile
You can now link and promote your X profile, the social network formerly known as Twitter, on your band's website. If you already have a Twitter link, you can remove it after linking X. Or, ya know, you can leave your Twitter link and see if this whole X thing blows over. Up to you.
Automatically connect a custom domain
Setting up a custom domain is one of the biggest hassles of running a website. No more! Supertape can now automatically connect your existing domain with just a few clicks.
This new feature works with around 75% of domain providers out there, so in the off chance it doesn't work for you, we'll still guide you through the manual process.
Apple Music no longer imports "appears on" albums
We've made a change to our Apple Music integration so that "appears on" albums (ie another artist's album where you're featured on a track) are no longer imported to your site. This change makes Apple Music consistent with our other music platform integrations like Spotify and Deezer.
In the future we hope to support "appears on" albums, as we know that's important to many of our artists, but currently our app and templates assume all albums on your site are yours. We're still researching the best way to handle these, so if you have any input, let us know.
Link your Gumroad profile
Buy a custom domain directly through Supertape
Custom domains are an awesome way to take your site to the next level, but they can be a serious pain to set up. No more!
Continuing our mission to automate as many tedious things for artists as possible, you can now purchase a custom domain directly through Supertape, and it will be set up automatically.
Link your Threads profile
You can now link your Threads profile, the new Twitter-like social network from Instagram.
New template ST-003
Inspired by the typography and photography of concert posters, ST-003 features a bold home page with an artist photo that provides color and interest through the entire site. Detail pages, like Album and Merch pages, use cover art as a dynamic background so each page has a unique feel. It's a fun one. Check it out in the Design editor or spotlightstheband.com to see it in action.
After months of building, and weeks of beta testing, we're so excited to share that Supertape is officially live to the public.
- Social links will now default to showing in your site footer.
- Security improvements to protect emails and IP addresses.
- Better handling of unreleased albums on Bandcamp.
- Improved inventory pages with no linked platforms.
- Music products now show in the Merch section of your site.
- Better profile searches for artists based outside the US.
- Included "Direct / Unknown" referrers in Dashboard.
- Added clear password requirements for security.
New template ST-002
Designed to let your album and band art take center stage, ST-002 is a minimalist’s template with clean lines and simple typography. Looks great in black or white and everything in-between. Platform buttons are displayed prominently at the top of each detail page for easy linking. Give it a try in the Design editor.
Welcome to the Supertape beta! Link your Bandcamp, Spotify, Bandsintown, Shopify, and other platforms, to create a beautiful website that syncs your latest music, merch, videos, and tour dates automatically. Join now!