Jasper Holton trading as Intersex.
A call to arms of new songs from musician and visual artist Jasper Holton, Intersex is an electronic pop music project taking inspiration from a wide variety of genres including pop, rock, electronic, folk and classical. Jasper Holton is an intersex violinist, singer and digital artist. This music features everything from upbeat anthems to deep brooding vocals, with a variety of instruments including drums, piano, guitar, synthesizer, violin, cello, and more. Here you can find songs about Jasper, love songs, and happy, uplifting and relaxing music. Based near Seattle, Washington, Intersex is steadily rising to fame as a unique, engaging, and catchy source for new music and YouTube music videos.
You can find TIDAL master quality audio here. You may also listen on the streaming service of your choice, such as Apple Music, Spotify or Napster by clicking the logo on this website. You will find MP3 music downloads here as well. A free music lab, OpenChords is available on this website as well.
Hi, it's Jasper Holton. Thanks for checking out my website! I have a lot of projects up here that I am working on and it's exciting to share them with you on my official site. Enjoy some relaxing music while you read and explore my site! My music is on the stores, my autobiography is live here, and I am updating my blog often with news and useful information. My new song, Rainfall is spinning on FM and internet radio and can be found on this site too. I plan to play at local venues and tour within the next few years (after the quarantine is over of course) so keep an eye on this site for updates about shows.
This website is hosted on GitHub pages and is a secure way to enjoy my work. If you enjoy what I do and want me to write more songs, please feel free to support me on Patreon. Also, feel free to subscribe to my mailing list if you'd like to be updated on new releases. If you are interested in sharing my work with your friends, please visit the share page. If you would like to message me, please do so on social media such as Instagram. If you're interested in making music, my free music maker app is available online by clicking here (OpenChords)
OpenChords v1.0 is available in your web browser! OpenChords is an online music lab...
As I noted in an earlier post, I am switching my distributor my streaming profiles were vandalized with poor music.
Hello. Today I am going to talk about how I built and host a fast, optimized, SEO-friendly music website for only $12 a year.
Oh no! Someone posted music on my artist profile. Not to worry, I'm getting it taken down!
Great news everyone! I decided to start a new music project today and include in this project many of my older songs which don't have a topline.
I wanted to take a step back for a moment and take this opportunity to clear up the subject of what intersex looks like.
More content at the blog index.
5/5/2020 4:00 PM
Hello. Today I am going to talk about how I built and host a fast, optimized, SEO-friendly music website for only $12 a year. This cost is paid to google in order to register the domain, and is minimal considering the profit I make from this website. Consider the below figures.
Users engage in this website and stream my music on services, for example Spotify, which pays 0.4 cents per play. I receive about 10 new users per day from organic searches. Over a year, this is $0.004 x 10 users x 365 days which is $14.6 dollars per year. Beyond this, Google advertisements on this site have made $1.81 in less than a year, $0.76 last month. And this is just accounting for if every user streams one song once. It's clear that my site is helping me out here.
And how am I paying so little for it? The answer is simple. I don't pay for hosting. I host my site through GitHub Pages and write everything I need in HTML. I taught myself HTML and CSS online, and I will show you how you can learn to create your own site just like this one by following a few simple guides. I will also teach you how to optimize your site for search engines and submit URLs to be indexed.
All links for this guide can be found on the link page here.
This guide assumes you are able to write basic code. For lessons on writing HTML and CSS, please visit Codecademy.
From here, using windows subsystem for Linux, Linux or a mac with Python installed, open a command prompt, navigate to the git repository or downloaded file, using "cd /path/to/file" and type "python -m SimpleHTTPServer". This will start a local server on your computer where you can view your new website. Using a web browser, navigate to localhost:8000 and confirm that a website displays. If all is well, you are ready for the next step.
Now you are ready to add content to your website. You will need a square background image, at least 1280x1280px, in webp format. Resize your image, then convert it to webp using the converter at webp-converter.com. Place this image in a file called images inside your repository. Edit index.css to include these lines at the top:
background: url('/images/background.webp') no-repeat center center fixed;
Replace 'background.webp' with the name of your background image. Save your file, and you will be able to view your new background image at localhost:8000.
Now you will need to add containers to your site. I made containers by adding "<div class="container"><div class="card border-0 shadow my-5"><div class="card-body p-5">" after the beginning body tag and adding three closing </div> tags after. From here on you can add all your content, images and links. You can also add multiple pages to your site and a blog like mine. If you need to brush up on your HTML head over to Codecademy and they can help you out. If you are linking your music on your website, you'll want to add clickable logos for the streaming services too. Once you're done with your content, you're ready to test your site.
Before you publish your site to GitHub, make sure everything is set up properly. Test your site to make sure all the links work and everything looks right. Using HTML and CSS you can also optimize your site for everything you need. If you're satisified with your site, you're ready to move on.
Follow the guides at GitHub Pages to publish your site, setup HTTPS, a custom domain name and a custom 404 page. This is all you need to get your site online for free! Make sure to add a synthetic record in your DNS (I recommend Google Domains) that will redirect www HTTPS and HTTP traffic to your site. You can check if the URL is set up properly by using this free site checker from Seobility. This will also check and help you fix other parts of your site which need work for search engine optimization.
One thing you will want to do is use different images based on screen resolution. This looks like "<img class="img-fluid rounded" srcset="images/home-480w.webp 480w, images/home-1280w.webp 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 480px, 1280px" src="images/home-1280w.webp" alt="Intersex - Electronic pop music from musician and visual artist Jasper Holton"<>/img>"
Make sure to read your Seobility site check report carefully and look for anything you can improve. This will greatly help your site rank on google. Add descriptions to your images and links using the alt tag, and make sure your site has around 1000 words of conent. It's a good idea to put a popular blog post, press release or longer artist bio on the front page to help with search engine optimization.
You can also submit to other search engines if you like. Head over to Google Search Console, claim your property, and type in the URL of the page(s) you would like index. You can press "Request indexing" to have these pages indexed on google and see organic traffic on your site through the search engine.
This is all you need to set up a beautiful, professional website for your content. This doesn't only apply to music. Whether you run a business, make art, music or even write, having a website is a great way to share your content with the world and make a profit from it.