BandPage has secured $9.25 million in funding from a Series C round, the popular artist-to-fan platform announced today. The money will, according to a post on the company's website, be spent strengthening the artist platform's partnerships with companies like Pandora, SoundCloud and Google.
The funding was led by the investment firms Mohr Davidow Ventures, based in Melo Park, California, and GGV Capital, based in Shanghai and Menlo Park. Each firm has over $1.5 billion under management. Both were previous investors in BandPage. They have been, according to BandPage, "instrumental in helping guide and support BandPage as we have grown."
Last month, BandPage inked deals with Clear Channel and iHeartRadio to disseminate its growing base of data to the radio station websites under Clear Channel's umbrella, as well as on iHeartRadio's streaming platform.
Three months prior to the Clear Channel/iHeartRadio deal, the company announced a similar deal with LiveNation (excluding Ticketmaster).
“BandPage is playing a critical role in empowering musicians to further their careers in the digital age," Brian Message, manager to Nick Cave and chairman of the Music Manager's Forum, said in a quote provided to BandPage. "The future of the music business is the direct musician-to-fan connection and, by working with the music services to build a channel through which musicians can directly reach their fans with content and commercial offers, BandPage is helping musicians capitalize on the tremendous opportunity facing the music business today.”