Music Business

Bandzoogle turns 20, shares impressive stats

Bandzoogle is celebrating 20 years as the leading website and marketing platform for musicians. Acquired recently by DistroKid, the still-independently run Ottawa-based company was founded by a musician and boasts a 100% remote staff that is 80% musicians.

When it launched in November 2003, Bandzoogle offered musicians just 5 features, including a music player, guestbook, and simple events list. The platform now offers over 130 features and options, including marketing tools and e-commerce developed specifically for musicians.

Known for all-in pricing and superior customer service, Bandzoogle has expanded globally with more than 60,000 users in 219 countries and territories that have used its e-commerce tools to generate over $114 million in commission-free direct-to-fan sales.

“One of our main goals is to help musicians make more money from their music,” says Bandzoogle CEO Stacey Bedford. “This is why we’ve never taken a commission from sales,

Some data culled from Bandzoogle’s 20 years:

  • 12,606,489 minutes of music (or 23.98 years) played back to back, has been
    uploaded to the platform.
  • Nearly 4 million shows have been listed to Bandzoogle’s calendar tool, with
    3,756,779 tickets sold, commission-free, directly to fans.
  • 8,741,946 photos have been uploaded to Bandzoogle, totaling 11.32 Terabytes.
  • Over 500,000 email newsletter campaigns have been sent by Bandzoogle members
    to their fans promoting their music.
  • Bandzoogle support staff have responded to more than 4 million help tickets

This infographic tells Bandzoogle’s impressive story and the essential role it plays in the success of tens of thousands of musicians.

Bruce Houghton is the Founder and Editor of Hypebot, a Senior Advisor at Bandsintown, President of the Skyline Artists Agency, and a Berklee College Of Music professor.

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