Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bandzoogle - websites for bands

The falling price of recording & distributing music, and even music lessons (for example on YouTube) have all helped contribute to the current vibrant music scene. There have probably never been more bands making music. But arguably, as in the gold rush, the people making the money are the people selling the picks and shovels.

Bandzoogle is one example of this. Bandzoogle lets bands build a professional looking website in minutes ('so easy even your drummer can do it'). Features include a store to sell music and merchandise, a mailing list builder, calendar, and forums. It's basically a few steps up from the usual MySpace page. Pricing is $14.99 - $19.99 a month.

A few examples from the site:

Enter The Haggis
The Pimps
Elise Davis

Bandzoogle have just announced sales of over $1m i music and merchandise for bands through their sites. More info at their blog

Similar service available at Bandcamp

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