Unbiased music distribution service DistroKid introduced its latest acquisition of Bandzoogle, the web site builder designed for musicians. The monetary particulars of the transaction weren’t publicly disclosed.
The acquisition is a brilliant transfer for the corporate since DistroKid customers can now energy digital, bodily and on-demand gross sales “inside the DistroKid ecosystem,” the corporate famous in its announcement. Nonetheless, word that non-DistroKid customers can nonetheless use Bandzoogle.
Many impartial artists on DistroKid will doubtless profit from having Bandzoogle’s instruments at their disposal. Bandzoogle, based by musician Chris Vinson in 2003, presents a set of e-commerce options to assist artists promote their music, merchandise and live performance tickets commission-free on to followers. Different income alternatives embrace fan subscriptions, mailing lists, crowdfunding and digital suggestions.
Since its inception, Bandzoogle customers have offered greater than $100 million in music, merch and tickets. The platform at the moment powers over 60,000 web sites.
DistroKid is utilized by over two million artists and distributes about 30-40% of all new music on this planet. The corporate just lately launched its first iPhone app, permitting customers to add new music, examine earnings, edit lyrics or credit for earlier releases, see streaming stats and extra.
DistroKid was based in 2013 by Philip “Pud” Kaplan, a widely known entrepreneur who has based a number of firms, together with the Fucked Firm web site, which sadly shut down in 2007.