With the Bandzoogle platform, musicians build their website and manage direct-to-fan marketing and sales. Musicians can create a professional website without having to code anything or hire expensive designers, and they can quickly build an online store to sell music, merch, and tickets, commission-free. The all-in-one platform also includes features ...
Musician website and direct-to-fan platform Bandzoogle is celebrating their 17th anniversary by giving back to artists in need. Using their newly launched integration with print-on-demand provider Printful, the company has created exclusive merch for sale, donating all proceeds to the Unison Benevolent Fund, Canada’s leading music industry charity.
T-shirts, hoodies, and more are now available through a Bandzoogle-powered store. Profits from all sales of this 17th anniversary merchandise will go directly to Unison’s Emergency Mental Health for the Music Community campaign, with Bandzoogle matching donations up to $5000 CAD.
“We are so grateful to Bandzoogle for joining our Emergency Mental Health GoFundMe Charity campaign in support of our music workers” says Amanda Power, Executive Director, Unison Benevolent Fund. “We have more members of our music community depending on Unison’s Counselling & Health Solutions program than ever before, and every dollar raised will directly allow us to provide a lifeline to Canadian music-workers and their families.”
Bandzoogle has always prioritized artists’ needs, especially in industry-wide hard times. “There are a lot of musicians on our team. We’re always there to support each other,” says Bandzoogle CEO Stacey Bedford, “so this was a charity that was near and dear to our hearts.”
“Every year we release a limited edition Bandzoogle t-shirt that’s available just for staff,” Bedford explains. “Whenever we post about them, our members ask if they can buy one.” Now, they can easily do just that with knowledge that profits will go back into the musical communities Bandzoogle has served for the last 17 years.
For this exclusive merchandise, Bandzoogle worked with Hamilton-based illustrator Jacqui Oakley to create a custom design.
“In the front of my mind was how in isolation we’re all missing being close to our loved ones. So how better to illustrate that than a fiery pagan dance party?” says Oakley. “Of course it was a chance to draw a skull engulfed in flames, but more importantly a chance to help raise money and awareness of the importance of mental health in this perilous time.”
Bandzoogle has always embraced a spirit of charity, both through in-kind donations and direct contributions to registered organizations. To celebrate their 15th anniversary, Bandzoogle teamed up with MusiCounts by donating $15,000 CAD to help launch a new tier of their Band Aid Program to provide musical instruments and equipment to schools across Canada.
To purchase the limited edition 17th anniversary merch, visit Bandzoogle.com/store by March 31st. All orders will be fulfilled by print-on-demand and drop-shipping service Printful as part of a recently-released integration with Bandzoogle.
With the Bandzoogle platform, musicians build their website and manage direct-to-fan marketing and sales. Musicians can create a professional website without having to code anything or hire expensive designers, and they can quickly build an online store to sell music, merch, and tickets, commission-free. The all-in-one platform also includes features like mailing list management, detailed fan analytics, and integrations with social networks.
About Unison Benevolent Fund
Canada’s leading music industry charity, Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. We are here to help professional music makers in times of hardship, illness or economic difficulties. Unison Benevolent Fund is an assistance program – created and administered for the music community, by the music community – designed to provide discreet relief to music industry professionals in times of crisis through financial assistance and counselling and health solutions.
About Jacqueline Oakley
Jacqueline Oakley is a Canadian Illustrator. Her illustration work has included editorial, advertising, and book projects for clients such as The New York Times, Reebok, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, The Financial Times (UK), The Globe and Mail, Penguin Books, USPS, Amazon, Pentagram, Chevrolet, Miller-Coors, Vox, AOL and more. Her paintings have been exhibited in Toronto, L.A., San Francisco, Philadelphia, San Diego and Shanghai and she’s won awards from Applied Arts Magazine, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and American Illustration.