Bandzoogle has added new integrated options for live streams and videos, as part of an ongoing effort to help artists replace income lost during the pandemic from touring.
Bandzoogle now makes it easy to embed live and pre-recorded video from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitch, and Crowdcast directly to the artists’ websites.
The ability to centralize content on their own site opens up even more opportunities for fan engagement and direct-to-fan monetization.
So far Bandzoogle members have sold over $188,600 in commission-free ticket sales to more than 1,300 virtual events since mid-April.
”This makes it easier for Bandzoogle members to bring the live stream experience onto their own website,” says Stacey Bedford, Bandzoogle CEO, of the new integration. “Musicians can drive fans to their own websites and collect data, then sell music, merch, and take donations through the Tip Jar feature. It’s a great way to make the most of an opportunity to have a focused audience that’s not distracted by other notifications or ads.”
Tip Jars and Fan Subscriptions
Bandzoogle also recently launched a Tip Jar, which has facilitated over $181,600 in commission-free donations from fans to Bandzoogle members since May (with an average tip of $42.12).
As a further step, musicians can now integrate video into the Tip Jar, offering a pre-recorded message or a live stream video. Fans can then send tips during a live stream performance.
With these additional options, artists using the fan subscription model through Bandzoogle can also reward certain levels of subscribers with access to live and pre-recorded video.