CD Baby’s HostBaby is partnering with music-oriented web hosting provider Bandzoogle.
Bandzoogle will now host artist sites for HostBaby, as the web hosting service winds down.
HostBaby users will keep the same domain, inbox, and other assets, as well as all hosting time purchased and all deals with CD Baby.
As the transition occurs, HostBaby will not accept new sign ups.
In addition, users will get access to new mobile-friendly templates, direct-to-fan eCommerce features to sell music, merch, and tickets, as well as run crowdfunding and fan subscriptions, and integrations with platforms like Bandsintown and YouTube.
“WE AIM TO MAKE THIS MOVE SO EFFORTLESS AND EASY FOR USERS, THEY BARELY NOTICE.”
KEVIN BREUNER, CD BABY
“We aim to make this move so effortless and easy for users, they barely notice,” said Kevin Breuner, VP of Marketing at CD Baby.
“Our goal is to create or provide the strongest, most effective tools for artists to make the most of their creative lives and music careers.
“This partnership will allow us to move forward in a focused way, putting energy into new offerings while keeping our high standards of support and service.”
“BANDZOOGLE SHARES OUR FOCUS ON ARTISTS, WITH TOOLS THAT HELP THEM WHEREVER THEY ARE IN THEIR CAREER.”
TRACY MADDUX, AVL/CD BABY
Tracy Maddux, CEO of AVL/CD Baby, added: “Bandzoogle shares our focus on artists, with tools that help them wherever they are in their career.
“They have built the best hosting product for indie musicians, and they back it up with amazing customer service.
“Like us, they keep ahead of a fast-changing business and think hard about what tools will best support artists’ dreams and goals. I can’t think of a better partner in web hosting, and I’m glad we finally get to work more closely together to promote indie music as a whole.”
“BANDZOOGLE AND CD BABY SHARE SIMILAR VALUES AND GOALS: OUR SUSTAINED, HONEST EFFORTS TO PROVIDE ALL OF THE TOOLS DIY ARTISTS NEED ONLINE TODAY.”
STACEY BEDFORD, BANDZOOGLE
Stacey Bedford, CEO of Bandzoogle said: “Bandzoogle and CD Baby share similar values and goals: our sustained, honest efforts to provide all of the tools DIY artists need online today.
“We both have longevity in the industry (over 35 years combined!) and we are thrilled to be able to work together to help musicians.”