Bandzoogle is a cool company that helps bands and solo artists build their own websites. CEO David Dufresne answered a few questions over on Hypebot about how his company has managed to stay relevant as the web has grown, what he thinks about bands who make blogging platforms their primary websites, what plans they have for the growing mobile universe and more!
(Hypebot) Bandzoogle: “Your website should not be a blog”
Bandzoogle is one of the most effective platforms for musicians to build their website and manage their direct-to-fan marketing and sales. Their platform is one of the oldest web hosting tools available for musicians and I have created a few websites through them myself.
Bandzoogle sites are very easy to create, stylish, and they come with some great built-in features. The service is free to try, and offers affordable monthly subscriptions plans, with great customer service. Below is a brief Q/A that I recently had with Bandzoogle’s CEO David Dufresne.
I remember creating several websites on Bandzoogle back in 2006, which is a century in internet time. How has your company been able to maintain its relevancy?
Ha, so back when it looked like this then ? Bandzoogle Circa 2006
It does feel like a century! To answer your question, the first way we stayed relevant is by not only surviving, but by growing in a profitable and organic, independent way, which sadly can’t be said of so many web companies that have come and gone, relying on venture capital and flawed business models.
Otherwise, we keep listening to our users, they are our R&D department. We add requested features when we feel a good number would use them. We are also launching a full upgrade of our platform (preview here) that will make us light years ahead of any other artist website platform out there. Design wise, we keep working with some of the best designers out there to always have fresh themes that our members can use (or help them make their own themes).