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DistroKid Acquires Indie Website Builder, Bandzoogle

DistroKid, the popular music distribution platform, has recently acquired Bandzoogle, and we're here to break it down for you in simple terms.

What's the Buzz About?

In a nutshell, DistroKid is consolidating their power, by acquiring Bandzoogle. If you distribute your music through DistroKid, you can now seamlessly sell your music, merchandise, and more directly to your fans using Bandzoogle's powerful tools, all within the DistroKid ecosystem.

Who Is Bandzoogle?

Bandzoogle, launched in Canada back in 2003, has been a trusted ally for musicians for nearly two decades. They've helped artists generate over $100 million in sales through websites powered by their platform. What's truly remarkable is that Bandzoogle has never taken a cut of these sales, showing their unwavering support for independent musicians.

DistroKid: A Music Distribution Giant

DistroKid is no small player in the music industry either. They distribute a massive chunk of the world's new music, estimated to be around 30-40%. With over 2 million artists using their platform, it's clear that they're a go-to choice for musicians worldwide. In 2021, DistroKid received a substantial investment from Insight Partners, valuing the company at a whopping $1.3 billion.

What This Means for You

So, what's in it for you as a musician? This will help you to streamline the admin work required to set up the platforms for your earnings. This collaboration between DistroKid and Bandzoogle means that you can create a powerful website and e-commerce store for your music, making it easier than ever to earn from your fans. Bandzoogle also has a subscription feature where your fans can pay you monthly, for content. Whether you want to sell downloads, merch, concert tickets, or anything else related to your music, it's all right at your fingertips.

Philip Kaplan, Founder and CEO of DistroKid, said, "At DistroKid, we're always working on innovative ways to help artists. Bandzoogle has built incredible tools that make it super easy for every artist to set up an impactful public website and e-commerce store."


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