BandPage To Discontinue Key Features As Service Folds Into YouTube
BandPage is discontinuing many of its most used features as of March 1st. BandPage has served as a cornerstone of many artist's web and Facebook presence since it launched in 2009. But when Google's YouTube purchased the company in February of this year, major change became inevitable.
As of March 1st, 2017, BandPage is discontinuing many key features that artists have used for years and migrating others to YouTube, as it pivots to serve as a profile and direct to fan tool for the video platform's many creators.
BandPage users will no longer have access to the BandPage editor and these key features will be discontinued:
- Website widgets
- Bandpage.com public-facing profiles
- The BandPage Facebook applications
- BandPage store and event features
- Facebook and Twitter integrations
- Custom website
- Account creation and ability to add new admins
Content currently displayed on BandPage and distributed to partner sites and services through the discontinued features will no longer display on partner platforms. That includes any offers sold directly through the BandPage Store, custom website widget integrations and installed Facebook applications.
Look For Alternatives Now
In other words, if you've been using BandPage to sell experiences and merchandise on Facebook or your site, you better start looking for alternatives. ReverbNation has put together a How To Switch guide that replaces many of BandPage's offerings and other D2F providers are likely to follow.
Artists are also encouraged to create a new BandPage profile tied to their YouTube channel. (Find transfer instructions here.) By creating a YouTube artist profile you can:
- Manage your artist profile in the new Artist Center in the YouTube Creator Studio.
- Be eligible for new YouTube features coming in 2017 specifically for artists.