Music website platform Bandzoogle has added a new crowdfunding template to its commission-free sales tools. The preset template automatically populates a page with many of Bandzoogle’s built-in features to help musicians and bands easily create a crowdfunding campaign.
With the new crowdfunding template, musicians can take pre-orders for their album, bundle digital music with CDs or vinyl, and create custom merch bundles and experiences in limited quantities by using the built-in Store with inventory tracking. Artists can also have an intro video, FAQ and keep their fans updated with the built-in mailing list and blog features.
All pledges through Bandzoogle are commission-free, as the website platform doesn’t touch the financial transaction. Funds are processed through Stripe or PayPal and go directly into the artist’s account, without delay. On Bandzoogle’s Pro plan, pre-order sales are reported to SoundScan on the day the music is released.
“We want to make it easier for musicians to put our built-in tools into context to help with crowdfunding their projects,” said Stacey Bedford, Bandzoogle’s CEO. “We feel it’s important that artists can use a crowdfunding tool that doesn’t take any commission from sales, and that doesn’t touch the financial transaction. This way artists can be assured that the money their fans pledge to their campaign is reaching them directly, and immediately.”
New users to Bandzoogle can select the crowdfunding preset page template when first building their site. Current members can simply add a new page, then select the crowdfunding preset template.
For more information, along with a video walkthrough of the features, artists can check out the Bandzoogle blog.
In the coming months Bandzoogle will look to add additional features and resources to help musicians with crowdfunding their projects.