(CelebrityAccess) — CD Baby announced that its web hosting platform HostBaby is partnering with the music-oriented web hosting provider Bandzoogle.
As part of the partnership, Bandzoogle will now host artist sites for HostBaby as CD Baby winds its own in-house hosting service down.
The company says the transition should be seamless for HostBaby clients, with web domains, inbox, and other assets remaining the same, as well as all hosting time purchased and all deals with CD Baby.
“We aim to make this move so effortless and easy for users, they barely notice,” notes Kevin Breuner, VP of Marketing at CD Baby.
One change users will notice is the rollout of new tools, including customizable mobile-friendly templates, direct-to-fan eCommerce services for merch, music and ticket sales, as well as crowdfunding and fan subscriptions, and integrations with external services such as Bandsintown and YouTube.
As the transition occurs, HostBaby will not accept new sign ups, the company said.
“Our goal is to create or provide the strongest, most effective tools for artists to make the most of their creative lives and music careers,” Breuner added. “This partnership will allow us to move forward in a focused way, putting energy into new offerings while keeping our high standards of support and service.”