DIY distributor DistroKid has bought direct-to-fan platform Bandzoogle, meaning that artists will be able to "power digital, physical and on-demand merch and music sales seamlessly within the DistroKid ecosystem".
Bandzoogle was first launched 20 years ago and says it now powers more than 60,000 websites and online stores. As well as facilitating the online sale of downloads and merchandise, it can also be used to sell tickets, and to manage membership or crowd-funding programmes.
Confirming the acquisition, DistroKid founder and CEO Philip Kaplan says: “At DistroKid, we’re always working on innovative ways to help artists. Bandzoogle has built incredible tools that make it super easy for every artist to set up an impactful public website and e-commerce store".
Bandzoogle CEO Stacey Bedford adds: "After 20 years of helping artists build effective websites and sell over $100 million in commission-free music, merch and tickets, this is an exciting new chapter for Bandzoogle. DistroKid has always put artists first, just like we have, so we’re THRILLED to join forces to continue to empower artists".