Simple website builder for artists launches while declaring end of recession
July 13, 2010
Nico Boesten in Artist Development, Education, Future Of Music, Information, Innovation, Music Industry, Music Management, Music Services, Selling Your Merch, Social Media, The Business of Independent Music, artists, bands, hosting, music business, music marketing, music promotion, musicians, sayvee, social media for musicians, website builder

Canadian startup Sayvee has just launched a simple and easy way for musicians to create a professional website without the need to be a geek. Their launch is combined with an announcement declaring the official end of the recession and a creative Facebook contest.

Not often do you find a technology company with a lot of personality. Sayvee is changing that by turning the heads of their biggest competitors with their tongue-in-cheek promo videos and their latest contest on Facebook where they declared July 1, 2010 as the official last day of the recession.

“We decided that it was time for the recession to be over,” commented Steve Devries, co-founder and photographer. “We’ve been building Sayvee for the past 2 years and figured that since people are doing things like selling stars and space on the moon that we could claim a date for the end of the recession.” is different from other services in that it offers (finally) artist-friendly website building tools using drag ‘n drop along with a handful of built-in tools like a mailing list, blog, events calendar, slideshows, and a music player with the ability to sell MP3s.

“We got so sick of seeing all of our technically impaired artist friends struggle to have their music and art available online,” said co-founder Nico Boesten, musician and producer. “I had one buddy who was trying to make a living as a musician without having a website or any music for sale online because it was too confusing and expensive. These are the types of artists we’re looking to help get set up with a professional website so they can quit their day jobs and focus on what they love doing.”

Nico Boesten is a father, husband, artist, producer, musician, and co-creator of working his tail off to help musicians and artists be able to build their own websites (and eventually quit their day jobs).

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