Take a Look Inside Bandzoogle’s Lavish Offices Around the World!

A common trend with tech companies is to build a product, get lots of funding, and spend some of that money on fancy office spaces (like SoundCloud, or Spotify, or Pandora).

Bandzoogle has operated a little differently over the past 10 years. The company is privately owned and operated, has been profitable from day 1, and staff work remotely (read an interview with Founder Chris Vinson here). No VC funding, no big ad spends, no elaborate offices.

However, not to be outdone by our peers in the tech world, we thought it would be fun to give you guys a peek inside our lavish (home) offices from around the world:

We have offices by land:

CEO David Dufresne’s backyard office in Montreal

… and by sea:

Developer Daniel Collins sometimes works from a boat. Yes, a boat. (various locations)

Working from home means every day is bring your pet to work day:

Support team member/product tester Justin Ralph’s office in Toronto

Support team member Melanie Kealey’s office in Ottawa

Developer Eli Gordon’s office in Halifax (read an interview with Eli, he’s our longest serving employee!)

Some of us work while on the road:

One of the many hotel room offices of Director of Artist Relations Dave Cool (this one is in Vancouver)

We even have an infinity pool in our Spain offices:

Developer Jorge Manrubia is based in Madrid, Spain. And fine, this isn’t actually his office, but it *could* be...

Plus a stocked bar while some of us work through happy hour:

Support team member Joseph Longo’s office in Montreal. Joseph, we may need to talk.

Our Canadian headquarters features canine therapy:

Founder/CTO Chris Vinson’s lakeside office in Hudson, Quebec

And there’s always a jam about to break out in our UK office:

Developer Dave Spurr’s office in Leeds, UK

Or a recording session on the West Coast of Canada

Support team member Adam Percy’s office in Port Alberni, British Columbia


With 20 staff members here at Bandzoogle, we couldn’t feature everyone in this post, and to be honest, we didn’t want to brag *too* much.

But here’s the Bandzoogle family portrait from this year’s meetup. Using tools like Flowdock, Trello, and Skype, we communicate daily to build new features, and to help us support over 20,000 musicians and bands from around the world who depend on Bandzoogle to power their websites.

We hope you guys enjoyed getting a little glimpse into our world of being a remote company!

Comments

FLAVIO SALA - guitarist
Posted by FLAVIO SALA - guitarist on Oct 24 2014 9:18 AM
What a great job!!! You make musicians around the world very happy!!!
Dave Cool
Posted by Dave Cool on Oct 24 2014 10:54 AM
Thanks Flavio!
Dig and Rig Equipment
Posted by Dig and Rig Equipment on Oct 24 2014 11:16 AM
I love it.
Blue Cafe'
Posted by Blue Cafe' on Oct 24 2014 12:43 PM
This is pretty much how I pictured you guys. Glad to be part of your thing. Ron Siegel c/o Blue Cafe' Jazz Quartet.
vogelJoy - Kid's Music - Children's entertainers in Ontario
You guys are so awesome :D
Grit Lyfe Ent.
Posted by Grit Lyfe Ent. on Oct 24 2014 6:59 PM
love it!
Charls Brown
Posted by Charls Brown on Oct 25 2014 4:20 PM
Good job and nice photos/locations... very serene. Thanks for establishing this platform for artist around the world both signed and independent to market their musical materials. Best regards.
KICKIN*NASH
Posted by KICKIN*NASH on Oct 26 2014 5:20 PM
very cool....
Dave Cool
Posted by Dave Cool on Oct 27 2014 11:45 AM
Glad you guys enjoyed the post!
Paper Fish
Posted by Paper Fish on Oct 28 2014 2:39 AM
So cool thanks for your hard work
Voices Around The World
Posted by Voices Around The World on Oct 28 2014 3:17 AM
I think this is great! We operate much the same way in our edu/music company www.voicesaround.com from a converted garage! When the phone rings sometimes we answer for a joke with 'Helloo Head Office......please hold....I will pass you to the right extension.........Then hand the phone across the room to my wife! We're working on the hold music angle. Seriously huge thanks to you guys....always super efficient and helpful. Big hugs, Laurie and the VATW team (me, wife, occasional son, itinerant musos and permanent dog companion!
Tracey Kelly
Posted by Tracey Kelly on Oct 28 2014 7:49 AM
Great to see all the fab and helpful staff, and their HQs! Thanks for all your help...
Bill West Music
Posted by Bill West Music on Nov 2 2014 8:44 AM
Absolutely so super cool! I tried contacting Spotify for some help regarding their 'payouts'. (ha) All I found were articles about how the employees eat cake in big lavish office buildings while watching free in-house unplugged concerts by famous artists. (boo) I much prefer your business model! Great work! Thanks guys!!! Bill
Dave Cool
Posted by Dave Cool on Nov 3 2014 1:37 PM
Voices Around The World: Ha, amazing!
Dave Cool
Posted by Dave Cool on Nov 3 2014 1:37 PM
Paper Fish, Tracey Kelly, Bill West: Thank you!