As Chris mentioned in his blog post two weeks ago, our members have sold over $30,000 worth of MP3 downloads since we introduced the Audio Store feature 18 months ago. Congratulations everyone, $30k is awesome! But at Bandzoogle we like to aim big, so we'd like to challenge you to hit $100k by the end of the year. It's a big challenge, but you can do it! Don't worry, you're not in this alone. To help you out, we've just released a major upgrade to the music store feature that makes it easier for you to…Read more
Posted by Stacey on Jan 24, 2008 in: Music Career Advice
By now, you're probably familiar with blogs. There are millions of them out there (60 million+ at last check) discussing every topic under the sun.
As an indie musician, blogs can be an invaluable resource. There are blogs about band promotion, new gear, trends at the record store, and more.
Once you get into blogs, you'll find it helpful to use a Blog Reader. Instead of visiting each blog individually, blog readers organize blogs on a single page, and update automatically when a new post is added…Read more
Posted by Chris on Jan 22, 2008 in: New Features
By popular request, we've added a "quote" feature and the ability to close topics in your forum.
We've also added a "search" feature to the community forum so you can easily dig up older posts.
Posted by Stacey on Jan 18, 2008 in: Website Tips
If you've want to edit your digital audio files, but don't have expensive software like ProTools, I've found a great solution. It's free audio editor called Audacity. They have versions for PC and Mac, and you can download it free here.
Audacity is really user friendly and is useful if you want to make individual song clips, or a montage of song clips (i.e.: for promoters or fans to sample your music without downloading full songs.)
Here's a short tutorial on how to make individual song…Read more
Posted by Chris on Jan 16, 2008 in: Bandzoogle News
We just hit a great milestone: $30,000 in MP3 sales since we added the audio store feature 18 months ago. Since we don't skim off a cut of the sale, members have earned the entire amount. Congrats everyone!
On a related note, Colin is putting the finishing touches on a new audio store. Among the new features:
- You can sell groups of tracks as albums.
- Albums are sent as ZIP files for faster downloading and include album artwork and a playlist file (m3u)
- Audio previews are higher quality…
Posted by Chris on Jan 12, 2008 in: Bandzoogle News
After four years at the help desk, support guru Keif is moving on to new projects. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
Taking over is our new Zoogler Stacey. Starting next week, she'll be there to answer your questions, fix problems, and help make your site as effective as possible.
Welcome to the Bandzoogle community Stacey!