Sales of music, merch, and tickets through artist websites hosted by Bandzoogle have surpassed $75 million.
The music website platform says that it has never taken a cut of sales since launching direct-to-fan eCommerce tools in 2010.
Bandzoogle says that it has over 55,000 members, whose websites feature a commission-free store to sell music, merch, and tickets, as well as a built-in mailing list tool, detailed fan data integrations, social networks and a tip jar.
The platform also recently expanded its EPK tools for artists.
Additionally, according to Bandzoogle, its members earned $12.7m through their websites in 2020 alone.
The company also reports that its members sold over $9.4m worth of physical and digital merch last year including CDs, vinyl, t-shirts and more.
Other key Bandzoogle stats from 2020 include 869,016 music downloads from its member websites and over 26,000 tickets sold to live stream events across the year.
The company also states that 4,649 fans are subscribed to its member websites, generating over $300,000 in revenue for those artists in 2020.
Fans also left 8,492 tips for musicians through their websites using Bandzoogle’s Tip Jar feature, donating over $272,000 to their favourite artists.
“With the pandemic, we wanted to expand our online tools to allow musicians to reach their fans directly, and give those fans multiple ways to help support the livelihoods of their favorite artists.”
Stacey Bedford, Bandzoogle
CEO Stacey Bedford, said: “Launching tools like a virtual tip jar, live stream tickets, and an integration with Printful have helped our members generate even more revenue through their websites than ever before, and we’re really proud to be able to facilitate that.
“With the pandemic, we wanted to expand our online tools to allow musicians to reach their fans directly, and give those fans multiple ways to help support the livelihoods of their favorite artists.”Music Business Worldwide