2014 Bandzoogle recap: Our biggest year ever

Roughly a year ago, we completed the migration of all Bandzoogle-powered websites to our new and completely redesigned 2.0 platform. This means this year we’ve been able to improve Bandzoogle and release new themes and new features at a pace that wasn’t possible before.

It has been super fun for our awesome team of developers and designers, and we released more new features and design upgrades than ever before in our company’s 10-year history.

In case you missed any of them, here's a quick recap of what was added to Bandzoogle in 2014. And don’t worry, there’s plenty more still to come in 2015.  We can’t wait to show you guys what we’re working on!

(click titles to read detailed posts about each feature):

Responsive (mobile friendly) themes

We made all our themes responsive, which means your visitors will have a great experience even if they are on a smartphone or tablet.

New theme engine + 7 modern website themes

We added a nice selection of slick and modern themes (with many more coming soon). As always, you can switch themes anytime without affecting your content and features. 

Album pre-orders

Your fans can now pre-order your next release (Pro only).

Sell CDs, Vinyl + digital music together

You can now easily link a digital release to its physical version and have your fans buy them together.

Sale pricing for music & merch

It’s now super easy to discount any digital or physical item in your Music and Store features (Pro only).

Grid layout for Store

You can display your store items in a nice and modern grid layout.

Slideshow headers

This was probably the most often requested design option. You can pick a few different images and cycle them for your headers (or page backgrounds, on some of the newer themes).

Add a logo to your header image

If you have a nice logo you can use it in your header, instead of typing in your band name.

New options for slideshow photo galleries

This was also a popular request. You can display your photos in a slideshow, or one of our other layout options for the photo galleries.

Bandcamp music

If your music is on Bandcamp, you now have the option of adding our players that will stream your tracks from Bandcamp and let your fans buy or download them directly from there.

Instagram gallery

Cool way to add color and regular fresh content to any page in a few clicks. Your gallery gets updated automatically when you add photos to Instagram.

Import from SoundCloud & FLAC support

If your tracks are on SoundCloud you can quickly import them into Bandzoogle, instead of re-uploading. We added support for lossless FLAC files at the same time.

Integrate your PledgeMusic Campaign into your website

More and more bands use PledgeMusic to crowdfund their projects and take their fans along for the ride. With our integration you can display your PledgeMusic offers on any page.

Improved repeat options for events

We added options to the Events feature that will make your life a bit easier if you have a regular recurring gig or residency.

Bandzoogle events now appear in Google searches

We integrated with Google’s Knowledge Graph so that when fans google your name, your events will be listed right on the results page.

New Bandzoogle.com

Last but not least, we hired a new lead designer, Josh, and put him to work right away. He did a fantastic job with our own website, right in time for our 10th anniversary. The good news is that he is now applying his genius to design new themes for our members to enjoy.

Thanks everyone for a stellar year, and see you all in 2015!

Comments

What's Goin' on Binghamton
Posted by What's Goin' on Binghamton on Dec 26 2014 8:29 AM
Thanks for everything each and every one of you do to keep Bandzoogle awesome!
soundFORMovement
Posted by soundFORMovement on Dec 27 2014 7:00 AM
Here Here! Thanks BZ!
Susan  Lang
Posted by Susan Lang on Dec 27 2014 1:30 PM
Thanks for everything you guys do and for all your help. You are awesome
Michele Thomas
Posted by Michele Thomas on Dec 27 2014 2:35 PM
That's why I love you guys! Looking forward to more improvements!
Dave Cool
Posted by Dave Cool on Dec 29 2014 11:45 AM
Thanks guys! We really appreciate you being part of the Bandzoogle family. We can't wait to show you all the great features we have planned for 2015.
Flyy Home
Posted by Flyy Home on Dec 29 2014 3:14 PM
Congrats on the success!! Can't even explain all the ways having a nice website has helped. And not just nice website, but affordable service, responsive team at Bandzoogle, and great developers always creating new features. Thanks, much love, and keep up the great work!
Duchêne | Officiel
Posted by Duchêne | Officiel on Dec 31 2014 9:28 PM
thanks for bandzoogle team ! Good job , perfect website plateform , merci :D
TASHAN7
Posted by TASHAN7 on Jan 2 2015 7:39 PM
2015 Team Bandzoogle Happy New Year from Tashan7.com
Sunshine Symphony
Posted by Sunshine Symphony on Jan 5 2015 6:36 AM
Really enjoying the new format and features. I recommend you to everyone that asks about a great, easy-to-use website builder. Keep being the best!
Paul Taylor
Posted by Paul Taylor on Feb 1 2015 2:21 AM
How about getting an email server that works.
Dave Cool
Posted by Dave Cool on Feb 2 2015 9:26 AM
Hi Paul, we apologize for the downtime. We're hoping for a resolution shortly. Updates are being posted to this Community thread: http://bandzoogle.com/controlpanel/community/topics/138480?p=1