Montreal, QC, (March 11, 2011) - Bandzoogle, the most powerful website platform for musicians, today announced that it has acquired Sayvee, a fledgling Canadian start-up that brands itself as "Web Fuel For Artists". With this acquisition, Bandzoogle aims to consolidate its position as the leading site builder and hosting solution for independent bands and artists.
"We have been hard at work this year upgrading Bandzoogle's core platform and features to make sure we meet our members' expectations and help them navigate the heavily disrupted music landscape" said David Dufresne, Bandzoogle's CEO. "We are excited about working with the Sayvee team because they created an intuitive way to design a beautiful and slick web presence, and because they have built a solid member base of serious and motivated artists that will fit in nicely with our member community".
"We are very happy to merge Sayvee into Bandzoogle, a company we admire for their artist-friendliness and impressive list of features" said Steve Devries, Sayvee's founder. Chris Vinson, Bandzoogle's founder and CTO added: "Websites have become an incredibly important instrument in helping artists achieve their career goals and we take pride in making it possible for them to build a professional website easily, at a low cost. We know that the Sayvee team feels the same way about empowering artists, so we're glad to join forces and gain the privilege to work with their members".
Sayvee hosted websites will be moved over to Bandzoogle's servers over the next few weeks and Sayvee members will enjoy a free trial before deciding on one of Bandzoogle's subscription plans. An e-mail containing more details on the process has been sent to all members.
Bandzoogle provides online tools for musicians to build a professional website, promote their music, and sell directly to fans. The all-in-one platform lets an artist's website become the hub of all their online activity, with a built-in store, fan management tools, email and text message blasts, detailed reporting and integration with social networks. Bandzoogle is free to try. Plans start at $9.95/month. View a full list of features, detailed plans, example websites and read the Bandzoogle Blog on www.bandzoogle.com.