David Dufresne

Happy Holidays ! (And sneak peek of our upcoming new band website platform)

Some very fluffy snow fell on Montreal all afternoon today... the perfect weather to put anyone in the mood for the holidays... So, before I get my shovel out and get to work, I wanted to write a quick post here to wish all Bandzooglers a merry Christmas and joyful Holiday season.

As a little holiday treat, Chris put together a video to give you a glimpse of the new Bandzoogle platform. This has been by far the biggest project we have ever worked on, but now that it is close to launching, it is clear that it was worth all the effort. We're super excited to send out invites in the new year.

2012 is shaping up to be an exciting year at Bandzoogle. On behalf of the team, here's hoping that yours will be one of health, happiness and lots of music!

Posted by David Dufresne on 12/23/2011 | 74 comments

Comments

nevaehpc
Posted by nevaehpc on Dec 26 2011 9:53 PM
Hey Mikey, I likey, I likey.
oskarchristian
Posted by oskarchristian on Jan 1 2012 4:11 AM
HAPPY LAST DAY OF THAT YEAR AND NICE FUTURED THINGS OF THE NEW YEAR TO THE BANDZOOGLE TEAM AND THE MUSIC FOLKS. BEST TO VERYBODY
Mariah Hostrander
Posted by Mariah Hostrander on Dec 23 2011 11:32 PM
This looks very cool so far. Can't wait to see more!!!!
Rezlow
Posted by Rezlow on Dec 24 2011 12:30 AM
Looks great guys!! well done!:agree:
YardSaleView
Posted by YardSaleView on Dec 24 2011 1:05 AM
Very exciting. Can't wait to play with the new toys!
Stoneman
Posted by Stoneman on Dec 24 2011 1:34 AM
Wow! looks great! Happy Holidays BZ!
MeatMonsterkills
Posted by MeatMonsterkills on Dec 24 2011 1:51 AM
Good stuff.:) And thank you for the kind words David, have a Merry one.
The Walk of Shame
Posted by The Walk of Shame on Dec 24 2011 2:05 AM
:)and a Happy and Healthy one to all the fabulous BZ staff!:agree:
Caribbean Steel Drums Music Entertainment
Posted by Caribbean Steel Drums Music Entertainment on Dec 24 2011 4:17 AM
Nice... Nice.... Nice
Adam B Harris
Posted by Adam B Harris on Dec 24 2011 8:21 AM
Amazing. Great xmas present, thanks.
Amistad
Posted by Amistad on Dec 24 2011 4:25 PM
This looks great! I wish we could get some more snow here in Vernon!
LUIS
Posted by LUIS on Dec 24 2011 5:00 PM
Great stuff! It really looks far smoother! Thanks for the hard work guys; we've been waiting for long!!:D
Elijah Aaron
Posted by Elijah Aaron on Dec 24 2011 6:23 PM
SICK
Elijah Aaron
Posted by Elijah Aaron on Dec 24 2011 6:33 PM
SICK!
Airstream Safari
Posted by Airstream Safari on Dec 24 2011 7:16 PM
This is what I've been waiting for! Awesome, can't wait.
JACK+JILL
Posted by JACK+JILL on Dec 24 2011 8:24 PM
me likey! lol funny cuz we just filled out a survey asking for these specific updates! way to go, lets hope its as good as it appears! love it yall!:D:agree:
Abby Feferman Music
Posted by Abby Feferman Music on Dec 25 2011 12:51 AM
Looks really great, can't wait to read more about the new band website platform! Thank you. Happy Holidays! I hope you have a very Happy New Year! Wishing you much love, happiness, and success. :)
LLBEATSWORLDWIDE.COM
Posted by LLBEATSWORLDWIDE.COM on Dec 25 2011 4:38 AM
THIS LOOKS GREAT!!
The Coyote
Posted by The Coyote on Dec 25 2011 6:01 AM
This looks really friendly to use. I'm looking forward to giving it a spin!
Jason Parsons
Posted by Jason Parsons on Dec 25 2011 7:17 AM
Awesome.
kellypettit.com
Posted by kellypettit.com on Dec 25 2011 3:12 PM
Wow. I knew you guys were the real deal. Thank You and Merry Christmas.
Wilton Said...
Posted by Wilton Said... on Dec 25 2011 7:41 PM
Looks Fantastic. Thanks for all the work you guys are doing. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years.
FreedomAndForgiven
Posted by FreedomAndForgiven on Dec 25 2011 7:57 PM
Awesome! when are you guys going to be releasing it?
Rune Gulbrandsen - Sanger & Låtskriver
Posted by Rune Gulbrandsen - Sanger & Låtskriver on Dec 25 2011 9:59 PM
Merry Christmas from Norway, I love it!!
The Supreme General
Posted by The Supreme General on Dec 25 2011 10:17 PM
Great job guys! I like what I see so far
The Dark Matter Trio
Posted by The Dark Matter Trio on Dec 26 2011 12:46 AM
:agree::agree::agree: Cannot wait!!! Thank you!
Eclectic Arts Network
Posted by Eclectic Arts Network on Dec 26 2011 1:58 AM
Nice one.. and great timing too, we were just looking at re-designing our site, so guess we'll just hang on for the launch. Thanks for all your hard work and effort. Looking forward to it. Jr
 The TX LadyBugs
Posted by The TX LadyBugs on Dec 26 2011 7:30 AM
:agree::D;):love:
Nevaeh
Posted by Nevaeh on Dec 26 2011 9:53 PM
Hey Mikey, I likey, I likey.
Marci Ehrhart
Posted by Marci Ehrhart on Dec 26 2011 9:53 PM
This is awesome! Thank you so much! I love the changes. Especially that you can see the changes real time. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Apples for Archers
Posted by Apples for Archers on Dec 26 2011 10:38 PM
Stoked!!!
Sensory Swim
Posted by Sensory Swim on Dec 27 2011 2:32 AM
Can't wait. It looks awesome!
Adelina Madero
Posted by Adelina Madero on Dec 27 2011 4:10 AM
Alright! Looking forward to it.;)
Ricardo Silva
Posted by Ricardo Silva on Dec 27 2011 5:51 AM
The new platform looks great. Can't wait for it ;)... Any preview on release date?
Geof Kimber
Posted by Geof Kimber on Dec 27 2011 8:16 PM
Thanks for giving us a peak, looks great!
Jeff Henry : Online Portfolio
Posted by Jeff Henry : Online Portfolio on Dec 27 2011 8:51 PM
I HOPE you guys looked into allowing more customization to the "STORE" feature. After all this is how most companies [like myself] and bands make money so to limit it to just one style is kinda underwhelming, esp. if you have A LOT of items to feature in your store [which] I do. The fact that all the items can ONLY scroll down the page one on top of the other makes it harder for customers to see ALL them items you have in a more compact way. So they have an easier time comparing items, etc. Also, would be great to see some more customization to the music player! Just some thoughts. BUT PLEASE do something about the STORE feature. It's so DRAB!
bzchris.bandzoogle.com
Posted by bzchris.bandzoogle.com on Dec 28 2011 12:37 AM
thanks for the feedback folks. Unlocalclothing: we did completely revamp the store. Cory designed a cleaner layout, and there are a bunch of great new features. Stay tuned, we'll post screenshots in the coming weeks.
The Goshen Theater
Posted by The Goshen Theater on Dec 28 2011 5:00 PM
Say, I would be very, very happy to help beta test the living daylights out of it... :D
Big Clayton
Posted by Big Clayton on Dec 28 2011 5:29 PM
I too am excited about the new look. I have been having so much more luck with my career since I found bandzoogle. Great tools and sounds like the tools are going to get even better. :agree:
"FROM NOTHING TO SOMETHING"
Posted by "FROM NOTHING TO SOMETHING" on Dec 28 2011 6:56 PM
[quote="Chris"]thanks for the feedback folks. Unlocalclothing: we did completely revamp the store. Cory designed a cleaner layout, and there are a bunch of great new features. Stay tuned, we'll post screenshots in the coming weeks.[/quote] Yes! The store is Revamped! Im going platinum with the sales now!!! BZ!!
Sandy Harless
Posted by Sandy Harless on Dec 29 2011 1:11 PM
SO excited, can't wait to "play!" Thanks for all you and the team do to help us present a better website! You are all amazingly helpful and creative and I really appreciate the effort you consistently put into this business. Merry Christmas to all of you and may this new year bring many blessings to each of you!
Mike Rood
Posted by Mike Rood on Dec 29 2011 9:27 PM
looks fantastic --- looking forward to checking it out
The Shambolic Fools
Posted by The Shambolic Fools on Dec 29 2011 9:29 PM
Looks grand! Great work...
Habaka kay foster jackson
Posted by Habaka kay foster jackson on Dec 29 2011 10:46 PM
WOW! Thats wonderful, can't wait to start playing with the new features. Have a wonderful Holiday season! Habakkah
souldirection1
Posted by souldirection1 on Dec 30 2011 12:26 AM
Looks very cool, 2012 here we come!!
vogelJoy
Posted by vogelJoy on Dec 31 2011 4:22 PM
Fantastic! Looking forward to finding out more about it! I can't even imagine how much work and how many people it took to get everything updated like that. Great job and thanks! Happy New Year!!!!
AngelEarth Music
Posted by AngelEarth Music on Dec 31 2011 6:14 PM
Love It .......... Happy 2012 to you all
oskar christian
Posted by oskar christian on Jan 1 2012 4:11 AM
HAPPY LAST DAY OF THAT YEAR AND NICE FUTURED THINGS OF THE NEW YEAR TO THE BANDZOOGLE TEAM AND THE MUSIC FOLKS. BEST TO VERYBODY
WWW.QUIETSTORMBEATZ.COM
Posted by WWW.QUIETSTORMBEATZ.COM on Jan 1 2012 6:45 PM
looks great, cant wait to give it a test drive
Ismael Jose Peña
Posted by Ismael Jose Peña on Jan 1 2012 7:02 PM
:agree: Looks great! When the new features be available?
CDH LIVE!
Posted by CDH LIVE! on Jan 2 2012 5:36 AM
Chris you've definitely got me excited! I'll be eagerly anticipating the invitation to try it out. Thanks for the post!
Alex Terrier
Posted by Alex Terrier on Jan 2 2012 1:48 PM
I was talking on the live chat with a BZ member about developing a feature that would allow a system of paid membership to access exclusive material. is there any news about this? thx A
Classic Connexion
Posted by Classic Connexion on Jan 2 2012 4:41 PM
Wow, love the edit in real time. Any idea when this will be officially launched?
Amanda Fahey
Posted by Amanda Fahey on Jan 3 2012 2:21 PM
Hello all this is my brand new site , which we built for the newly released album don't hesitate to comment and join the mailing list for news , concerts etc ... HAPPY NEW YEAR to all Amanda www.amandafahey.com
Ms. Tammy Lynne Hall
Posted by Ms. Tammy Lynne Hall on Jan 3 2012 7:38 PM
Super! When do you plan to launch?!?! Happy New Year to You!
times4music.bandzoogle.com
Posted by times4music.bandzoogle.com on Jan 4 2012 12:52 AM
Beautiful, David! Thanks for all the cool improvements!
TiaLoray
Posted by TiaLoray on Jan 4 2012 7:25 AM
Awesome! Looks great! I can't wait till it's available. :agree:
Broken Alphas
Posted by Broken Alphas on Jan 4 2012 4:44 PM
Looking good guys. Will you be willing to let Bandzooglers have a trial run as guinea pigs before it goes live? Rik www.brokenalphas.com
34 Piper Crescent, Kanata Ontario
Posted by 34 Piper Crescent, Kanata Ontario on Jan 4 2012 4:49 PM
BrokenAlphas: Yes, we'll be using a test group before it is launched officially.
Leo's Garden
Posted by Leo's Garden on Jan 6 2012 3:33 PM
I hate it when changes/updates are made as it usually makes things worse. You can't find things anymore, it doesn't flow etc. This on the other hand looks like a real dramatic step forward. Especially for someone like myself. It looks a whole lot more organic and will definitely get me tinkering more!! Can't wait. Thanks peeps at BZ
Jennifer Nasto
Posted by Jennifer Nasto on Jan 7 2012 4:54 AM
Sooooo happy and excited for this!! It looks like you guys are finally combining the custom editor and integrating it into the normal editing platform....YAY! I can't wait for the invite...I'd like to be one of the first to test please :D
Reese Davis
Posted by Reese Davis on Jan 7 2012 5:09 PM
Gimme - Gimme!!! ;) I'm ready!!:agree:
Classic Connexion
Posted by Classic Connexion on Jan 7 2012 5:56 PM
Bring on the new platform Bandzoogle Admin....Like a kid on Christmas morning...Just can't wait.:laugh:
Megan Zurkey
Posted by Megan Zurkey on Jan 8 2012 3:35 PM
:agree: This looks fabulous! I am excited to update my page ;)
The Dry White Toast Band
Posted by The Dry White Toast Band on Jan 10 2012 3:00 AM
Great Ideas for those of us that are not programers cant wait to use the new toys.
offthegridtonite
Posted by offthegridtonite on Jan 10 2012 6:22 AM
AWESOME WORK folks!! Thanks so much for the hard work you've put into the new platform. Can't wait to put it into action...
drumdeacon.net
Posted by drumdeacon.net on Jan 12 2012 10:24 PM
Nice!
Airstream Safari
Posted by Airstream Safari on Jan 16 2012 5:13 AM
This new platform looks awesome! This is exactly what I've been wanting! Can't wait to get started using it!
Simon Sullivan
Posted by Simon Sullivan on Jan 17 2012 6:43 AM
What a great update. Thanks to Chris and all your team. Very excited about being able to manipulate type and headers in less time and with more precise control. Can't wait to test-drive this interface. Cheers, Simon
DJ Inf-One
Posted by DJ Inf-One on Jan 18 2012 4:48 PM
Looks great. Now, it's time to launch it!! ;)
Party Jenga
Posted by Party Jenga on Jan 18 2012 6:32 PM
SWEET!:agree:
B-Dub
Posted by B-Dub on Jan 31 2012 5:01 AM
Any idea of when it's coming out?
Dave Cool
Posted by Dave Cool on Jan 31 2012 5:40 PM
@B-Dub We'll be testing the new system with a small group of members starting in February, and we're going to make sure to test it thoroughly before releasing to all members, so it all depends on how that goes. We'll have more news soon... Dave -- Dave Cool Community Manager Bandzoogle
Dave Cool
Posted by Dave Cool on Mar 12 2012 11:10 PM
Hey guys, Chris is posting weekly updates in the Forums with screenshots of the new system, you should definitely check it out. It's in the "Bandzoogle Chat" section. Cheers, Dave -- Dave Cool Community Manager Bandzoogle