CEO @ Bandzoogle + GM @ DistroKid

Experienced and empathetic leader with a demonstrated history of working for fully remote tech start ups. Skilled in business planning, forecasting, project management, operations, team assembly and motivation. Currently holding the esteemed positions of CEO @ Bandzoogle, and General Manager at the world's most prolific digital distributor, DistroKid.


The Power of Fans: Strategies for Fan Engagement

SCHEDULE: Wednesday | 3:00pm-3:50pm

Fans are the lifeblood of any artist's journey, and understanding and mastering the art of fan engagement is key. And in a post-pandemic world where digital communication has become the primary means of connection, our panel of experts will explore the new normal of fan engagement. How has the industry adapted, and what lessons can we carry forward as we navigate the ever-changing landscape?

Collision: Getting Out From Under the Algorithm

Thursday, June 29 15:40 - 16:05

Join Canadian music legend and technologist Raine Maida, Bandzoogle CEO Stacey Bedford and tech journalist Erin Gee as they discuss the importance of owning data, the value of direct-to-fan interaction, and how to break the big platforms' algorithms.

Direct Fan Engagement & Monetization Strategies


As engagement rates within social media, editorial playlists, and traditional press channels continually decrease, artist revenues are increasingly dependent on whether a team directly can engage and communicate with their fans and community. Artist teams' ownership and access to fan contact information and other data has been a continually-growing service offered by marketing tech companies and an emerging standard offered by points of sale—especially in the contexts of merchandise and ticketing.

Articles and Interviews


Billboard’s 2024 International Power Players Revealed (Billboard | Read online)
Recognized as one of the NCR's top employers (The Ottawa Citizen | Read online)
Recognized as one of Canada's top small & medium sized businesses (The Globe & Mail | Read online)


Tools To Sell More Music, Merch & Experiences with Stacey Bedford from Bandzoogle (FEM | Listen Online)
Billboard’s 2023 International Power Players Revealed (Billboard | Read online)
Stacey Bedford: Bandzoogle Providing Tools For Musicians To Build A Professional Website (Made in CA | Read online)
Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers 2023 (Globe and Mail | Read online)
$100M In Commission Free Sales (Unstarving Artist Podcast | Listen online)
How to power your direct-to-fan marketing and sales through Bandzoogle websites (The Profitable Musician | Listen online)
Grand prize recipients of the third annual Her Music Awards, in partnership with Bandzoogle (Newswire | Read online)
Artists reach $100M in direct-to-fan sales via Bandzoogle (Music Business Worldwide | Read online)
Bandzoogle members reach $100,000,000 in sales (Bandzoogle | Read online)


Bandzoogle in 2022: Direct-to-fan sales for musicians (Bandzoogle | Read online)
Websites - Why Have One? (MPW Podcast | Listen online)
Introducing Ottawa's 2022 Forty Under 40 Recipients (Ottawa Business Journal | Read online)
Revealed: Billboard's 2022 International Power Players (Billboard Magazine | Read online)
SME: Canada's Top Employers (The Globe and Mail | Read online)
Finding Joy with Stacey Bedford (Serendipities to Success Podcast, 2022 | Listen online
Building your career and why a website is your resume (The 80/20 Show, 2022 | Listen online)


Women in the music industry (Guitar Girl Magazine | Read online, p.32)
How Bandzoogle became the go to website builder for musiciains (Techopia, 2021 | View online)
How artists can success online (Diagnosis Success Podcast | Listen online)
Technology Spotlight: Bandzoogle (Gig Life Pro, 2021 | Read online)
Working at a remote company really levelled the playing field (Ottawa Business Journal, 2021 | View online)
Revealed: Billboard 2021 International Power Players (Billboard, 2021 | View online)
How Artists Make Money in 2020/2021 (Amplify Music Event Panel, 2021| Watch online)
How Artists Can Optimize Their Website with Stacey Bedford (Music Business Hacks, 2021 | Listen online)
Websites for Artists (The Setup Podcast | Listen online)
How to Make your Band your Business 2021 with Bandzoogle CEO Stacey Bedford (Funktastic Chats, 2021 | Listen online)
Build A Better Website With Tips from Bandzoogle's CEO Stacey Bedford (Root Note, 2021 | Read online)
Five Fun Facts about Stacey Bedford (Guitar Girl Mag, 2021 | Read online)
How Bandzoogle is empowering Aussie acts to earn more money (The Music Network, 2021 | Read online)
Direct to the fan: websites are where the rubber meets the road for independent artists (The Industry Observer, 2021 | Read online)
Do musicians need a website in 2021? (Mix Down Magazine with Will Brewster , 2021 | Read online)
The Biggest Money-Makers For Musicians During The Pandemic with Stacey Bedford of Bandzoogle (Female Entrepreneur Musician Podcast With Bree Noble, 2021 | Listen Online)


Executive Profile: Stacey Bedford (Music Connection Magazine, 2020 | View online)
The Bandzoogle Members' Secret to Making Over $5M During the Pandemic with Bandzoogle CEO Stacey Bedford (Profitable Musician, 2020 | Listen Online
A Conversation with... Bandzoogle CEO Stacey Bedford (FYI Music News, 2020 | Read online)
Interview with Stacey Bedford (Working Musician Podcast, 2020) Listen online
Helping Musicians Monetize Online (Hypebot, 2020) View online
Why Every Band Needs a Website with Bandzoogle’s Stacey Bedford & Dave Cool (Musictronics Podcast, 2020) Listen online
Bandzoogle: Website builder for musicians (OpenSRS, 2020) View online
Adaptability of startup culture (The Morning Tempo, 2020) Listen online
Workflow with Stacey Bedford, CEO of Bandzoogle (Balance the Grind, 2020) View online
Lessons from a 17 year old remote tech company  (Digital Music News, 2020) View online
Bandzoogle surpasses 60M in commission free sales (Music Business World Wide, 2020) View online
Tips for working on a remote team (Bandzoogle Blog, 2020) View online
Company Cultures interview with Stacey Bedford (Balance the Grind, 2020)  View online


Billboard's 2019 Digital Power Players: Stacey Bedford (Billboard, 2019) View online
CD Baby to migrate Hostbaby websites to Bandzoogle (Hypebot, 2019) View online
Work life balance with Stacey Bedford (Balance the Grind, 2019) View online
Bandzoogle launches the most powerful subscriptions tool available for musicians (Music Business World Wide, 2019) View online
Up Close: Stacey Bedford of Bandzoogle (Music Connection Magazine, 2019)  Get PDF | View online


All the tools your music website needs with Stacey Bedford (Music Biz Weekly Podcast, 2018) Get Podcast | Listen online
Five Questions with CEO Stacey Bedford (FYI Music News, 2018)  Get PDF | View online
Meet our new CEO, Stacey Bedford! (Bandzoogle Blog, 2018) View online
Bandzoogle names Stacey Bedford CEO (Hypebot, 2018) View online
Executive Turntable (Billboard, 2018) View online
15 ways Bandzoogle is the best website platform for musicians (Bandzoogle Blog, 2018) View online
Secrets to great customer service (Bandzoogle Blog, 2014) View online

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