$16M Is Music to Facebook Developer RootMusic’s Ears

By David Cohen Comment

The new sounds coming out of RootMusic, developer of Facebook music platform BandPage, include the closing of a $16 million series-B funding round.

The funds will be used to improve the BandPage experience from both the fan and artist perspective.

GGV Capital led the latest funding round, along with new investor Northgate Capital and existing investor Mohr Davidow Ventures. RootMusic has now raised a total of $18.3 million. GGV partner Hany Nada was added to RootMusic’s board of directors, joining Bill Ericson from Mohr Davidow, and venture capitalists Larry Marcus and Robert Kavner.

RootMusic has now raised a total of $18.3 million. The company’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer J Sider says:

Every person at RootMusic is dedicated to the artist, fan, and innovative technology. We work every day to continually improve the BandPage platform. We speak directly to artists, labels, and management companies, and are always open for their feedback. This product is for them, and we’re just getting started.

RootMusic cites our own AppData figures in saying that BandPage has reached more than 30 million monthly active users, up nearly tenfold compared with January. It’s become the number one Facebook music app and the number six app overall.

More than 250,000 artists are using the platform, including Rihanna, Katy Perry, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Beastie Boys, and Kanye West.

The BandPage platform allows artists to create customizable, branded Facebook pages through which they can share music, video, photos, tour dates, and their Twitter feeds.

Readers, have you noticed if the Facebook pages of any of your favorite artists were powered by BandPage?