First Internet, the Manchester based internet consultancy, has given music lovers something to make a song and dance of, with the launch of a new trading website produced for recording studio, Backing Tracks. www.backingtracksonline.co.uk provides visitors – who include professional entertainers and amateur dramatic societies – with over 6000 instantly downloadable tracks.
Backing Tracks – which was founded 20 years ago – has grown its business dramatically since the launch of its website, which has generated a particularly significant increase in overseas trade. With 15,000 visitors and over 640,000 hits a month, backingtracksonline.co.uk is set to become the definitive resource for the musically minded.
The website’s popularity stems from its simple download capacity, ease of navigation, and excellent search facility. Visitors can browse by artist, period or theme, and the site even offers an entertaining ‘listen before you buy’ feature. Updated every month, there is always something new to click onto – the directory of tracks includes everything from golden oldies such as ‘Hey Jude’ by The Beatles, to sing-along favourites like Frank Sinatra’s ‘New York New York’ and a multitude of much loved themes from films, TV and the stage.
Barry Lomas, managing director of Backing Tracks, is delighted with the success of the site. He explained: ‘‘We’ve used First Internet since they were recommended to us by one of their clients. We’re really pleased with the service – from our initial discussion about design and functionality of the site, to the incredible support the team gives us on a day-to-day basis.’’
First Internet offers a comprehensive range of services, including: web design, e-commerce, search engine optimisation and multi-lingual sites.