Being a musician is hard. That’s why BandPage, a music startup launched in 2010, is on a mission to provide musicians with sustainable careers by creating a distributed marketplace for artists to engage with and sell to hundreds of millions of fans.
Although a young company, employees say BandPage is a place to make a profound impact in the music industry. You might be wondering how such a small startup could possibly “change” such a huge industry. BandPage’s partnerships with big-time companies make it possible. For example, when Director of Product Janet Zhou isn’t communicating with artists, their management teams, and their fans, she’s interfacing with streaming service partners like Google and Spotify.
Market Strategy Manager Michael Nurick is very optimistic about, not only the future of the organization, but about his future within it. The music industry is on the cusp of another digital revolution, and he believes that BandPage—being a small, agile startup—will heavily influence the careers of musicians. “There’s so much mistrust out there in the music industry,” he explains, “but BandPage is a space that’s truly working on behalf of the artists.” Nurick is ready to tackle new projects that will establish the fundamental infrastructure for the future of the music business and artists’ livelihoods. “I’m allowed to bring my own ideas here at BandPage, take initiative, and turn them into reality,” he says.
Employees stay on top of industry trends through the musically-driven office culture as well. Every morning the Sonos system pumps music throughout the entire office—and anyone can control the playlist. You’ll hear music ranging from Elton John to Eric Church to intense dubstep all within the same hour. Plus, BandPage’s office is decorated with music-inspired artwork and even has a jam room. “Even though we are living and breathing music every single day, there are multiple ways we can express ourselves musically within the office,” shares Nurick.
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