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Music website platform Bandzoogle’s members have reached another milestone, with sales of music, merch, and tickets through artist websites surpassing $75 million. Bandzoogle has never taken a cut of sales since launching direct-to-fan eCommerce tools in 2010. Despite the pandemic, in 2020, Bandzoogle members earned $12.7 million dollars through their websites alone, as artist websites continued to be the hub of direct-to-fan engagement and monetization. “Launching tools like a virtual tip jar, live stream tickets, and an integration with Printful have helped our members generate even more revenue through their websites than ever before, and we’re really proud to be able to […]

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Created by and for musicians, website and direct-to-fan platform Bandzoogle has launched several new options to their built-in EPK feature, including downloadable and printable versions, and four new EPK templates. For working musicians, a well-organized and eye-catching EPK is a vital promotional tool. “It’s such an integral tool for musicians wanting to move their careers forward,” says Bandzoogle CEO Stacey Bedford, noting that an electronic press kit can be particularly important for independent artists. “EPKs should live right on your website,” says Bedford, “and should be updated as your career evolves.” An EPK contains everything the press and industry needs, all on one […]

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, musicians have earned over $13 million in commission-free sales of digital music, merch, livestream tickets, fan subscriptions, digital multimedia, and tip donations through their websites powered by Bandzoogle. Over the past year, Bandzoogle rapidly responded to the changing needs of independent musicians amid the COVID-19 pandemic. New feature launches included commission-free live stream ticket sales, a Tip Jar for commission-free donations during live streams, expanded website integrations for live streams including Twitch and Crowdcast, a pay-what-you-want fan subscriptions pricing option, and an integration with print-on-demand merch service Printful. “While much of the industry continues to focus […]

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Musician website and direct-to-fan platform Bandzoogle is celebrating their 17th anniversary by giving back to artists in need. Using their newly launched integration with print-on-demand provider Printful, the company has created exclusive merch for sale, donating all proceeds to the Unison Benevolent Fund, a charity focused on providing emergency relief to the Canadian music community. T-shirts, hoodies, and more are now available through a Bandzoogle-powered store. Profits from all sales of this 17th anniversary merchandise will go directly to Unison’s Emergency Mental Health for the Music Community campaign, with Bandzoogle matching donations up to $5000 CAD. “We are so grateful to Bandzoogle for joining our Emergency Mental […]

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Musician website platform Bandzoogle has launched an integration with print-on-demand drop shipping service Printful for musicians to create and sell custom merchandise directly to their fans on their websites, commission-free. Artists can now connect their Bandzoogle website account to Printful, simplifying access to the popular print-on-demand drop shipping service. Bands can choose from over 200 custom merch items available through Printful to display on their website alongside their other music and merch offerings to sell directly to fans. With this integration, Bandzoogle adds another direct-to-fan option to their commission-free sales tools for musicians. “Our mandate is to help artists generate revenue for their careers by […]

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As musicians look for ways to engage their fans and earn a living beyond the traditional touring model, musician web services provider Bandzoogle continues to expand their direct-to-fan offerings accordingly. The platform’s most recent development sees an important update to their popular fan subscriptions feature as the company implements a pay-what-you-want option alongside standard pricing tiers. In addition to offering set premiums per month, artists can offer specific rewards to listeners who make recurring payments at a price they choose, opening up support options to an even broader base. Since its 2019 launch, the fan subscription feature has been one of Bandzoogle’s most popular commission-free offerings. […]

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In response to the proliferation of virtual performances and hot on the heels of their recently-launched Tip Jar feature, Bandzoogle has launched new integrated options for videos and live streams that help maximize musician control and revenue. While the Bandzoogle platform has long provided tools for easy embedding of pre-recorded YouTube and Vimeo videos, live streaming creates new opportunities for real-time fan engagement. Bandzoogle now makes it easy to embed live and pre-recorded video from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitch, and Crowdcast directly to artists’ websites. As always, musicians need no background in web design or programming. Once they provide a […]

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One of the many ways that musicians can stay productive during the current pandemic is to learn new skills, including non-musical skills. Bandzoogle is hosting a new webinar on how to generate publicity for your music along with special guest Ariel Hyatt, author of The Ultimate Guide to Music Publicity. Ariel will take you through […]

Musician website platform Bandzoogle announced that they have added commission-free live stream tickets sales to their ecommerce tools. Musicians on Bandzoogle’s Pro Plan have been able to sell tickets to shows directly to their fans since 2015. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bandzoogle members on all plans will be able to sell tickets commission-free through their website during the pandemic. […]