2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Band Website Extreme Makeover Part 1: Demolition Derby

Wednesday, March 18
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Artist Central in Ballroom E
Austin Convention Center

Live critiques of band websites! In this interactive session, bands submit their websites for review, then each site's design, organization, content and functionality will be assessed. How does the website fit with the band's overall online strategy? How successfully does it achieve their goals? Reviews will be ruthless and diplomacy left aside, but everyone in attendance will learn how to improve their websites. Plus, one winner will be chosen to have their website redesigned and used for part 2 of this session on how to build an effective band website!

We're welcoming early website submissions through dcool@bandzoogle.com, subject line: Band Website Extreme Makeover.


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David Dufresne



David Dufresne is CEO of Bandzoogle, the most powerful platform for musicians to build their website, engage their fans, and sell their music and merch directly. Bandzoogle works with many thousand...

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Chandler Coyle


Music Geek Services

Chandler spends every waking moment thinking about how to help artists build up their audiences. He has been teaching music marketing and music business courses for Berklee College of Music's onlin...

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Brian Felsen



As President of CD Baby and HostBaby from 2008-14, Brian Felsen was responsible for all business development, operations, customer service, marketing, and technology at the world's largest online d...

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Dave Cool

Dir of Artist Rel


Dave Cool (yes, that’s his real name) is the Director of Artist Relations for Bandzoogle, a website and marketing platform for musicians. Through blogging, social media, and traveling to conference...

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Ari Herstand

Musician, Blogger

Ari's Take/Digital Music News

Most people now know Ari Herstand as the guy who helped them fly with their instruments. His Carry Your Instrument On The Plane… It’s The LAW blog post went viral and has been viewed over 250,000 w...

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