Announcing: HostBaby & Bandzoogle Are Joining Forces

Bandzoogle + CD Baby

We have some exciting news to share with you. After many months of consideration, we’ve decided to join forces with our friends at Bandzoogle to usher in the next era of HostBaby. When it comes to web hosting for musicians, Bandzoogle shares HostBaby’s values and commitment to customer service every step of the way. They’re a team of musicians building great products for musicians, just like we do.

Got questions? We’ve got answers!

Why is HostBaby partnering with Bandzoogle?

The big-picture answer: We want to put all our energy into what we do best, namely distributing music, creating tools for independent artists, and helping them collect their royalties worldwide.CD Baby is thriving, as are many of the artists we work with. We’re continuing on our determinedly independent way helping independent musicians by providing the best tools possible. We think Bandzoogle is a great fit for CD Baby artists’ hosting needs. They have an amazing set of tools and features we think you’ll love. To name a few:

  • Bandzoogle offers better, more modern technology and themes;
  • They have more programmers and staff to help you. They have 7 day/week support and their policy is to respond to all support requests within one hour during business hours;
  • They have subscription and crowdfunding services (commission free);
  • They have a music player that lets you sell individual tracks and full albums (commission free);
  • They have an events feature to list your gigs and sell tickets to upcoming shows;
  • They offer an easy-to-use mailing list feature so you can stay in touch with your fans and provide free downloads;
  • And last but not least, they are a company of musicians much like we are. They get it, which is why we’re working with them.

How soon is this happening?
We expect to start migrating sites around the end of 2019. We’ll take the migration slow and steady over the course of several months because we want to get it right. And we’ll communicate with HostBaby users every step of the way so that you know exactly what to expect.

What about the hosting I’ve already paid for?
Your prepaid balance will be transferred to Bandzoogle and they will honor all current deals and agreements. Don’t worry – We’re committed to making sure that HostBaby users get the absolute best price on hosting services & added perks in the business.

What does the transition look like?
Nothing is changing right now, but you might notice that we’re winding down new site signups to allow us to prepare for a seamless transition. For existing users, we’ll communicate more details about what you can expect over the coming months. Eventually, your HostBaby site will be migrated over to the Bandzoogle platform and you’ll gain access to Bandzoogle’s amazing suite of tools.

What about my domains and email service?
Bandzoogle offers both domain registration and email service. They also work well with Google Apps email. We’re working with them to offer HostBaby users the same great deal on each and every service we both offer.

What about my CD Baby distribution coupon codes?
Those aren’t going away! As long as your account remains in good standing, you’ll be able to continue receiving your CD Baby Standard single and album submission codes. You keep creating music. We’ll continue to make it available in more places than any other music distributor. Once the transition to Bandzoogle is complete, we’re going to give migrated HostBaby users unlimited CD Baby Standard single and album submissions.

Does this have any effect on CD Baby?
Absolutely not, we’re just focusing our efforts into what we do best, namely distributing music, creating tools for independent artists, and helping them collect their royalties worldwide.

I’m not currently a HostBaby user but this sounds great! How can I get in on this?
HostBaby is not currently accepting new signups to allow us to prepare for a seamless transition, but you can join the family by signing up with Bandzoogle through our special partner link. Using this link will ensure you get the best deals on hosting services and CD Baby distribution offers as we roll them out to HostBaby users!