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BandAndMe Inc.

BandAndMe is the alternative to today’s decaying music distribution system that lets bands make money from their music.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location Emeryville, CA, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2012
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

The BandAndMe app is a virtual destination where music lovers enjoy their favorite bands with access to public content aggregated into a single newsfeed, and for a $2/mo subscription, to proprietary music and video streaming and live broadcasts. BandAndMe integrates sales, distribution and promotion into one platform, removing the middlemen and freeing up more money to pay bands. Artists receive 50% of revenues, instead of 15% from record labels.


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    Daniel O Wagster
    President and Founder

    Dan is the President and sole founder of BandAndMe, formed in October 2012. He spent 25 years growing early stage companies with multiple exists, including Novamed Eyecare, acquired by Surgery Partners in 2011, and Calgene, acquired by Monsanto in 1994. He leads BandAndMe by drawing on expertise in three domains: technology adoption, the music industry, and social networks.

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    Jak Dempsey

    Jak Dempsey is our app designer, and joined BandAndMe in April 2013. He has channeled his passion for music into redefining the fan experience that’s possible with a direct connection to a favorite band. You can see Jak's profile and other work at

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    VP Technology

    App and backend programming is performed by a dedicated team at Techugo, based in Uttar Pradsh, India. Three previous development teams tried and failed before the Techugo group demonstrated they could deliver product on schedule and on spec. Preeti Singh is the CTO


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    David P. Horne

Previous Investors

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    Craig Seastrom - Board Member
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    Steve Silverstein - Board Member