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Music-tech heavyweights pile into $8.5M round for Bandpage

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Bandpage has raised a fresh $8.5 million in funding for its community building platform, according to a SEC document filed today.

Investors include Mohr Davidow Partners, longtime VC (and Pandora board member) Robert Kavner, Walden Venture Capital (via Larry Marcus, who also has a hand in such music startups as Boombotix, Pandora, and SoundHound), and GGV Capital (where investing partner Hany Nada also serves on the SoundCloud board).

Bandpage’s platform allows bands (or even solo artists) easily create websites that keep their fans informed with things like tour dates, news about the band, and connect with other social services.

Last year, the company teamed up with Glam Media’s Ning to go a step further by helping band interact with their fans as well as grow their following.

Bandpage’s latest round currently sits at the $8.5 million figure, but it may close at $9.2 million or more, depending on how the rest of the raise goes. VentureBeat is reaching out to Bandpage for more information, such as what it intends to do with the new capital.

Founded in 2009, the San Francisco, Calif.-based startup has raised a total of $26.8 million in funding to date from GGV Capital, Northgate Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and others.

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BandPage is the central location for musicians to update music, bio, photos, videos, and show dates and push them out to their other websites. BandPage’s mission is to revolutionize the way musicians, fans and the industry interact. ... read more »

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