Music Business Radio #193: David Dufresne

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David DufresneDDslider is CEO of Bandzoogle, a platform for musicians to build websites, engage fans and sell music and merchandise directly. More than 20,000 musicians and bands use Bandzoogle.

David has a venture capitalist background and spent eight years placing bets on software, web and video game startups. We talk about the parallels between “startup” culture and the music business, how the Internet has changed everything for musicians and answer the question, “Do musicians really need a website?”

Brian "the web guy" is a Nashville native that grew up on radio and Grimey's New and Preloved Music. Seasoned communications professional that has immersed himself in the Nashville community while connecting local musicians, businesses, non-profits, unicorns, and transplants. Starting in 2008, Brian has worked with programming, marketing, sales, and promotion. Roles have included but not limited to copywriting, digital sales, content creation, sponsorship, video production, graphic design, booking, event creation, social media posting, and targeted ad purchasing.