Earlier this year BandPage launched BandPage Everywhere, which allows musicians to update their content from one place and publish to their website and blogs. Now, BandPage Connect makes it easy for any online or mobile platform to quickly pull in great musician content once a musician has connected, while allowing them to update their profile at any time within BandPage. If a musician adds a new tour date, profile picture or updates their bio, that change is automatically reflected on any site they've connected their BandPage profile to.
Ryan Kavontrka, Digital Manager for Maroon 5, Sara Bareilles, Gavin DeGraw, and Eve 6, says, "There are a lot of platforms out there that have our bio, photos, and videos, but the info they have about us is out of date and we don't have a way to change it. This makes it so that any member of a band or their manager/label can update the content, not just the guy who knows HTML. If you're connected with BandPage, you know your entire online presence is up-to-date."
This new BandPage Connect offering is coupled with a gallery where musicians can go to find out about new services powered by BandPage, called the BandPage Connect Center. The BandPage Connect Center makes it easier for musicians to discover new opportunities like setting up a mobile app with Conduit, fundraising for a nationwide tour through PledgeMusic, entering a music competition like Guitar Center’s Singer-Songwriter 2 contest or claiming their presence on a third party site so they can control it for the first time.
“There’s a need for a better infrastructure for musicians across the web and we’re laying the pipes to do it,” says BandPage Founder and CEO J Sider. “With BandPage Connect, external sites win because they get up-to-date rich content from musicians, and musicians win because it takes a fragmented ecosystem of sites to manage and pulls it all together."
Live Launch Partners
Today BandPage is excited to announce its live launch partners, companies that represent the diverse landscape of musician services, from ticketing to social media to crowdfunding. They include Wordpress, Guitar Center, Midem Music Festival, PledgeMusic, Conduit Mobile, Earbits, StoryAmp, Tixie, Music XRay, Local Music Vibe, WeDemand and The Social Radio, and BandPage will be continuing to add more over time.
"As we've worked with the BandPage API it's been very flexible and allows us to customize the look and feel so that musicians content fits into our site the way we designed it to be. With over 100 musicians playing at our conference/festival, there’s a lot of back and forth asking them to send all their info to us. Now with BandPage Connect they just have to click a button and their BandPage profile is pulled in automatically," says Marc Pelletier, Business Development Manager, Technology and Digital Media at Midem.
Features of BandPage Connect include:
Easy Brand Management for Musicians
BandPage Connect makes it easy for any musician to manage the way their profile is represented across the web. If a musician changes their profile photo or bio, that change is automatically reflected on any site powered by BandPage Connect. With over 500,000 musicians ranging from arena performers to regional bands, BandPage has taken steps to ensure that musicians are in control of their personal brands.
Adaptable to Any Service Displaying Music Content
Whether a musician is looking to crowdfund their next project, submit their music to a competition, or build their musician profile on a new service, BandPage can streamline that process. Anyone can now build out the music content on their site with very little development time using Extensions or the raw API. From established companies to early stage startups, developers are encouraged to sign up and start using BandPage Connect at developers.bandpage.com.
BandPage Connect Center
BandPage is also launching the Connect Center so that all Bandpage users can now have a single place to go to and see the sites online where they can connect and reach fans. Musicians can browse through the gallery of services, read through the descriptions and then go directly to those sites to connect their BandPage profiles. For developers, the Connect Center is an opportunity to get their service in front of 500,000+ musicians.
Companies interested in implementing the BandPage Connect functionality on their own sites can do so now on developers.bandpage.com.
Live Partner & Artist URLs
Extra Quotes From Partners
Dustin Hinz, Director of Music and Entertainment Marketing and Artist Relations at Guitar Center Stores. Inc says, "BandPage Connect makes it dead simple for any aspiring musician to sign up for Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter 2 contest. We're thrilled that BandPage made this feature and hope that thousands of musicians will take advantage of the opportunity to Connect!"
"For us, it's a natural evolution for Conduit Mobile to partner with BandPage, taking artists' online presence to the mobile realm. As a BandPage Connect partner, we get great promotion for our product within the Connect Center, rich artist content uploaded instantly, making it faster and easier for artists to go mobile than ever before, and continuous fan engagement with mobile apps that are always up to date, thanks to automatically updated BandPage content." says Li-At Gurwicz, Mobile Marketing Manager at Conduit.
"WordPress.com is all about quality content and we are excited to work with BandPage to bring up to date musician content to our platform," says Raanan Bar-Cohen, Business Development at Wordpress.
"Having one place to update was something that I always wanted as an artist myself. I'm excited to be able to share this with the PledgeMusic artists across our Platform," says Benji Rogers, CEO of PledgeMusic.
Reid McMullian, Digital Manager of All Time Low, says "BandPage is the perfect solution for us because we're always on the go. It's easy for any member of the band to change something on the fly and have it update everywhere else they would normally have to go and manually update."
"We have been looking for a way to make it super fast for musicians to get up and running with our web platform. BandPage Connect has answered our prayers,” said Dmitri Vietze, founder/CEO of StoryAmp.
BandPage is the musicians' hub for managing their online presence. Used by over 500,000 musicians ranging from local bands to singers and performers like Rihanna, Jimi Hendrix, Arcade Fire and many more, BandPage is a fully-featured solution for musicians to manage their music, tour dates, photos, bio and videos across the web from one central place. To create a BandPage and learn more, visit BandPage.com.