Astoria, New York (PressExposure) May 13, 2011 -- Sonicbids, the leading matchmaking site for bands and music promoters, and Bandzoogle, the most powerful website building platform for musicians, today announced a partnership to help emerging artists rule the web with custom websites. The goal of this partnership is to help musicians build a strong website and hub for their online presence, without having to code anything, or hire a designer.
"Our mission is not only to help bands get gigs, but to help them to create a truly authentic relationship with fans offline and online," said Panos Panay, Sonicbids Founder and CEO. "Partnering with Bandzoogle to make it easy for artists to create their own unique web presence just enhances our belief in the truly self-sufficient emerging artist."
Sonicbids members can sign up for Bandzoogle from their dashboard within their artist homepage. They only need to click on the Bandzoogle App to get started. They'll be able to import all of their EPK data, and can have a fully functional website up and ready in less than a minute.
Bandzoogle then lets users customize the site's design and add pages and content. There is no need to know code and users can update the site themselves at any time. Users can also add features to engage with their fans like mailing lists, blogs, community forums and more. In addition to fan interaction, Bandzoogle also allows users build a store to sell their music and merchandise directly to fans at no commission.
"Sonicbids is an incredible tool for artists to find opportunities to perform live and connect with new fans," said David Dufresne, Bandzoogle CEO. "Performing musicians need a pro website to engage those fans, bring more people to gigs, and sell their music and merch directly. So we're excited by this partnership, a natural fit.
Bandzoogle provides online tools for musicians to build a professional website, promote their music, and sell directly to fans. The all-in-one platform lets an artist's website become the hub of all their online activity, with a built-in store, fan management tools, email and text message blasts, detailed reporting and integration with social networks. Visit http://www.bandzoogle.com to try it free.
Sonicbids is the leading matchmaking site for emerging bands and music promoters. Since its launch in 2001, Sonicbids has become the de-facto standard for submitting music to events and opportunities around the globe, counting as partners thousands of prominent events and festivals in North America, Europe, and Australia. Today, the Company boasts a registered membership base of 300,000 bands from over 100 different countries, who use the site daily to connect with 25,000 music "promoters" - ranging from some of the world's largest music festivals and music conferences, to clubs, coffee houses, cruise ships, colleges, advertising agencies, brand managers, podcasters, music supervisors and other people looking to book, license or broadcast music. In 2010, bands and artists using Sonicbids booked close to 80,000 "gigs" through the site. Sonicbids' mission is to empower the Artistic Middle Class.