MONTREAL, QC (Jan 19, 2016) - From indie bands to GRAMMY-nominated artists, weekend warriors to JUNO award winners, there are now 30,000 musicians and bands using all-in-one website and marketing platform Bandzoogle to power their websites.
Launched in late 2003, the Montreal-based platform has never taken outside investment or capital, bucking the trend among tech companies. Instead, the privately owned company has grown steadily over the past 15 years under the leadership of Founder & CTO Chris Vinson.
"By not having investors, my decisions are based solely on what is good for our members and our team,” said Vinson, who is also a musician himself. “The ‘get big fast’ model works for some tech startups, but I have always preferred to focus on building a sustainable business on my own terms".
“Some of our competitors are publicly traded companies with 500+ employees that buy Super Bowl ads to promote their platforms,” he added. “We’re a small team, and most of us are musicians ourselves. So we’ve always focused on being authentic, and musician-focused."
Bandzoogle regularly adds new features, templates, design options, and functionality to the platform. In 2016 alone, it launched a new Theme Designer, offering more design customization to its users than ever before. Five new fully responsive website themes were also added, along with video headers, preset page templates, new design options, and custom band email addresses.
Bandzoogle’s members also reached a milestone recently, as commission-free sales of music, merch, and tickets through the platform crossed $25 million.
“When we added commission-free sales tools in 2010, we wanted to help musicians make more money from their own hard work,” said Vinson. “We’re thrilled that our members have now sold over $25 million worth of music and merch, especially knowing that it went straight into the pockets of musicians.”
Built for musicians, by musicians, Bandzoogle makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music. The all-in-one platform features powerful design tools, hundreds of mobile-friendly themes, commission-free music, merch & ticket sales, a built-in mailing list, integrations with social networks, and more.
It’s free to try, and offers affordable monthly plans starting at $9.95/month.
For more information, contact:
Director, Artist & Industry Outreach