Over the last 10 years, I've seen the music business from many sides; as an indie musician, as a touring band with a record deal, as head of online promotion at a record label, and finally as founder of Bandzoogle.com. I hope that by sharing my ideas and experiences here, I can help musicians out in some small way. Some info about me:
1996: Accepted into music school for classical bass.
2000: Dropped classical bass, joined a rock band, got a record deal.
2001: Toured, made videos, played big festival gigs, lived the rock lifestyle.
2002: Drama, leading to band breakup.
2002: Hired by our record label as head of online promo, based on the success of my band's website. Built hundreds of sites for multi-platinum artists.
2003: Created software tools to let band managers update their own sites and track their promotions.
2004: Launched Bandzoogle.com to give all bands access to these tools.
2010: Bandzoogle grows to a 10 person company, with thousands of bands from around the world using it to build their web presence.
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