Bandcamp to hold its second annual Juneteenth fundraiser
Last year, Bandcamp held a one-day fundraising sale for ‘Juneteenth’, the US holiday that celebrates the anniversary of the emancipation of enslaved people. It was in response to the murders of George Floyd and...
June 14, 2021
Skee Mask swerves streaming with new album (er, but not YouTube)
“Skee Mask’s Spotify snub could be a fork in the road for underground music,” suggested Clash in its report of artist Skee Mask’s decision to keep his new album ‘Pool’ exclusive to Bandcamp. The framing of...
May 18, 2021
Bandcamp has paid out $197m to artists and labels in last year
Bandcamp has offered a new figure on its recent payouts to artists and labels using its platform. The company has paid out $48.3m from its series (11 so far) of Bandcamp Friday sales, and another $148m from regular business...
April 6, 2021
Digital Distribution Coordinator – Ninja Tune – London
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March 31, 2021
Bandcamp reaches a devilish new milestone: $666m in payouts
D2C platform Bandcamp was one of the bright spots of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, seeing its monthly sales more than double year-on-year, including $40m of artist and label earnings during its series of Bandcamp Friday...
February 5, 2021
Bandcamp vinyl pressing service expands to more artists
Bandcamp is expanding its vinyl pressing service to more artists on its platform, inviting 10,000 of them to test it out. The service has been in testing since 2019 as a way for artists to sell vinyl albums without the risks...
January 15, 2021
After $40m of sales, Bandcamp Fridays to continue in 2021
Bandcamp Fridays have been one of the real bright spots in 2020’s Covid-19 crisis. Held on the first Friday of every month since March with Bandcamp’s revenue share waived, the sales have delivered crucial income...
December 18, 2020
Bandcamp gets into livestreaming with ticketed service
D2C platform Bandcamp is expanding into livestreaming, with a new service called Bandcamp Live enabling artists to perform online, and sell tickets. “Bandcamp Live is simple to set up, even if you’ve never streamed...
November 18, 2020
Bandcamp’s monthly sales are up by 122% year-on-year
There's a thriving trade in 'Bandcamp as the anti-Spotify' articles this year: the latest, from the Los Angeles Times, puts the 'anti-Spotify' phrase right in the headline. However, lower down there are some interesting...
September 23, 2020
Latest Bandcamp Friday looks to build on $75m sales so far
Independent artists and labels have sold $75m of music and merchandise so far on the 'Bandcamp Fridays' series of sale days, during which the D2C platform waives its revenue share. Today's the latest one, as part of Bandcamp's...
August 7, 2020
Wire protest after Bandcamp ‘scam page’ sells their album
Bandcamp has been getting a lot of love from artists in recent months, thanks to its Covid-19 relief and Black Lives Matter sales. One artist who's not quite so keen, though, is British post-punk band Wire, who've been having...
August 3, 2020
Bandcamp’s rev-share waiving Friday sales to continue
Bandcamp has held four of its special sales – Fridays where the platform waives its revenue share of all music and merch sales – since March, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. According...
July 24, 2020