Chris

Bandzoogle has a new CEO!

Today I'm very happy to introduce Bandzoogle's new CEO, David Dufresne. David brings the business savvy and management skills to take the company to the next level. He is also extremely passionate about music and very involved in the local scene here in Montreal. For more on David, check out his recent interview at Hypebot.

With David on board, I can focus all my effort on making Bandzoogle even better. We have some big new features under development, and now I'll have time to help the dev team get them done even faster. I'll also be sharing my experience by blogging more and doing live webinars on a variety of topics (more about this soon!).

Exciting times are ahead. David: welcome to the Zoogle family!

Posted by Chris on 08/03/2010 | 40 comments

Comments

CoreZero
Posted by CoreZero on Aug 3 2010 10:43 PM
Sounds great! We've really enjoyed the site so far as we are fairly new members so we are already happy. Any new improvements would only be icing on the cake for us! Good luck! Core Zero Denver, Co.
nevaehpc
Posted by nevaehpc on Aug 4 2010 1:17 AM
What wonderful news all around. Congrats to all of you on the BZ team
Shavalyae
Posted by Shavalyae on Aug 5 2010 4:35 PM
Hey great news. Welcome to BZ community.:laugh:
David Dufresne
Posted by David Dufresne on Aug 3 2010 8:45 PM
Exciting times indeed ! I am unbelievably lucky (still pinching myself) and grateful to be joining Bandzoogle. Chris and the Zooglers have built an amazing platform. My job will be to 1) make sure that Chris and the team have the time and resources to keep evolving and growing it, and 2) help spread the word, so that more musicians can try it and find out how powerful it is. I'm also very excited to join this passionate community of artists. Your suggestions, requests and comments are what's helping define the evolution of Bandzoogle. Keep it coming !
The Rhythm
Posted by The Rhythm on Aug 3 2010 9:11 PM
WOW! Rusty and Nathalie, singer and guitarist respectively in my band, says I have a real talent for finding great people. In the 5 or 6 years I've been subscribing to Bandzoogle, I'd have to say Chris definitely has that talent. He just keeps finding talented people to work with, and BZ just keeps getting stronger because of it. Way exciting news!!:agree:
D. Anson Brody
Posted by D. Anson Brody on Aug 3 2010 9:44 PM
Great! Can't wait to see the big new features. I'm glad that Bandzoogle is doing well. I recommend and praise your platform often.
Core Zero
Posted by Core Zero on Aug 3 2010 10:43 PM
Sounds great! We've really enjoyed the site so far as we are fairly new members so we are already happy. Any new improvements would only be icing on the cake for us! Good luck! Core Zero Denver, Co.
Charly Tate
Posted by Charly Tate on Aug 3 2010 10:49 PM
Wahoo, fabulous! Excited to see where things go from here. Progression is always good! Bandzoogle has always been great at keeping things updated for the best promotion possible. I admit I left and then came back... nothing beats it!
Pianist Samy Galí
Posted by Pianist Samy Galí on Aug 3 2010 10:51 PM
Congratulations and Welcome!!!;)
Quintessential Jazz
Posted by Quintessential Jazz on Aug 3 2010 11:20 PM
Welcome to BZ! I am sure you will be a great help as it keeps growing. The real question is do you play bass?
Carrie Armitage
Posted by Carrie Armitage on Aug 3 2010 11:27 PM
Onwards and upwards! Congrats!
Delvin Shade Music
Posted by Delvin Shade Music on Aug 3 2010 11:47 PM
I've been with Bandzoogle for years and it just gets better with all the new upgrades and no hidden fees. A true, class-act service for someone with a labyrinth of files like mine! Thank you for making it easy for us musicians so we can spend more time uploading, not coding! And the ability to sell uncompressed wav files brought a tear to my eye. Thank you all, Terry McClain in Albany, NY
Nivathesouldiva
Posted by Nivathesouldiva on Aug 4 2010 12:09 AM
congrats peace n love im Niva recording artist check out my music and tell your buddies;)
Nevaeh
Posted by Nevaeh on Aug 4 2010 1:17 AM
What wonderful news all around. Congrats to all of you on the BZ team
J Ryan
Posted by J Ryan on Aug 4 2010 2:23 AM
Brilliant news! Welcome David :agree:
davduf
Posted by davduf on Aug 4 2010 2:52 AM
Thanks all for the warm welcome. @quintessential : I think I'm the first non-musician to join the Zooglers. I'm a kick-ass DJ, though. e-mail me for wedding, bar mitzvahs, etc. (not really)
gabegibitz.com
Posted by gabegibitz.com on Aug 4 2010 3:24 AM
Wonderful! Welcome, David!
Mayan Fox
Posted by Mayan Fox on Aug 4 2010 3:36 AM
[quote="davduf"]Thanks all for the warm welcome. @quintessential : I think I'm the first non-musician to join the Zooglers. I'm a kick-ass DJ, though. e-mail me for wedding, bar mitzvahs, etc. (not really)[/quote] Finally! A DJ who doesn't think they're a muso! lol - kidding man, seriously, don't hurt me - and welcome!:)
livehartonline.bandzoogle.com
Posted by livehartonline.bandzoogle.com on Aug 4 2010 1:03 PM
Welcome to the family David!
The Walk of Shame
Posted by The Walk of Shame on Aug 4 2010 1:36 PM
:agree: Welcome David! You'll be right at home;)
panicdisorderrocks.com
Posted by panicdisorderrocks.com on Aug 4 2010 8:19 PM
David, Welcome aboard. Best of luck to you and the Zooglers. BTW, if you build a personal website thru BZ, our referral code is m1cff8. Just sayin', PANIC DISORDER
!daft!
Posted by !daft! on Aug 4 2010 9:56 PM
Welcome aboard. The future's bright. The future's Bandzoogle!
Abby Feferman Music
Posted by Abby Feferman Music on Aug 5 2010 1:08 AM
Congratulations and welcome to the team, David! This is very exciting news! :)
craigbancoff.bandzoogle.com
Posted by craigbancoff.bandzoogle.com on Aug 5 2010 1:21 AM
Welcome David. :)
Zemer Levav
Posted by Zemer Levav on Aug 5 2010 2:44 AM
Exciting! I'm enjoying being a "Zoogle" it's given me the freedom to do some really great things with my website. I look forward to every improvement! Keep up the good work.:love:
High Avenue Band
Posted by High Avenue Band on Aug 5 2010 4:52 AM
Add a few more people and you'll be considered by government to be too big to fail. Ha-ha! Hey welcome to Bandzoogle! We look forward to enjoying the fruits of your labor!
AVIAD COHEN
Posted by AVIAD COHEN on Aug 5 2010 5:27 AM
David, Welcome to the BZ team :) Chris and the team have been amazingly helpful, responsive, creative and groundbreaking with what they do and they are also reliable. I am happy to hear that Chris has brought you on and am excited to see what's ahead for the #1 band building website on the planet :) Peace be unto you and the BZ team, Aviad Cohen
kellypettit.com
Posted by kellypettit.com on Aug 5 2010 6:39 AM
Welcome David. Hope all goes well for you and the team!
Tweak
Posted by Tweak on Aug 5 2010 8:11 AM
Welcome David! I love bandzoogle. I can't believe I was about to build a website for myself using Microsoft dreamweaver. I was having anxiety attacks:bawling:
Sandy Harless
Posted by Sandy Harless on Aug 5 2010 11:44 AM
Welcome David! I just renewed for another year and can't wait to see what BZ will do next. I am also looking forward to webinars and articles by Chris. A great team of people always ready to help. Thank you again to a wonderful service and company.
#1 Source For Hip-Hop
Posted by #1 Source For Hip-Hop on Aug 5 2010 4:35 PM
Hey great news. Welcome to BZ community.:laugh:
Peter Apel Music
Posted by Peter Apel Music on Aug 5 2010 4:42 PM
Cogratulations David and Chris.
ROXSTARR
Posted by ROXSTARR on Aug 6 2010 11:31 AM
Welcome!!! And thanks to Chris for continuing to bring us the best!!! The best is yet to come, I bet.
Death Audio
Posted by Death Audio on Aug 6 2010 1:15 PM
how about give australia some more marketing tools. i'll push the shit out of you guys
Mayan Fox
Posted by Mayan Fox on Aug 6 2010 10:14 PM
[quote="deathaudio"]how about give australia some more marketing tools. i'll push the shit out of you guys[/quote] Translation: I'll promote you really well. lol - tis true tis true. You've got a few Aussie supporters over here.
Tune Bandits
Posted by Tune Bandits on Aug 7 2010 3:10 PM
Welcome aboard David, I love Bandzoogle and wanted to say hello. Special shout out to Allison who keeps me learning and gets me out of more fixes than I can count!!! Looking forward to the future!!
Staley's Music Solutions
Posted by Staley's Music Solutions on Aug 8 2010 5:23 PM
Awesome!!!!! Can't wait to see the new dev's!!!!
adammackintosh.com
Posted by adammackintosh.com on Aug 10 2010 1:32 AM
Welcome! Looks great Chris and gang. BZ has really helped me spread my wings as an independent musician and as someone with a passion for coding and developing, I have a great deal of respect for the form, function and integrity of this company. Scotty Lund has probably thanked me 6 times for putting together a BZ site for him. :) Can't wait to share, experience and perpetuate the growth. Continually, Adam M
Oluwakemi
Posted by Oluwakemi on Aug 10 2010 10:10 AM
Congratulations David!
Rob Mazurek
Posted by Rob Mazurek on Aug 10 2010 11:17 PM
Congrats and Welcome David, I'm still very new to the site here myself but am enjoying it very much so far, I'm sure both yourself and Chris will find new and exciting ways to take the site to even higher levels.Since you were asking for suggestions, may I suggest the possibility of the site developing/incorporating the means to accept Flash layouts. It would make the individual band websites look much more high-tech and professional. (although Im not sure how hard that would be to actually develop from a management standpoint-but somthing to consider)