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
Bandcamp generated $20m of sales for artists in last month
The Financial Times is the latest publication with an approving profile of Bandcamp. It's part of a wave of admiration for the platform after its recent Covid-19 and Juneteenth / Black Lives Matter rev-share waiving sales,...
July 13, 2020
Björk joins Bandcamp – and Black Lives Matter will benefit
Björk is adding her entire back catalogue to D2C platform Bandcamp, with a launch offer that will see proceeds from all sales donated to Black Lives Matter UK until the end of today’s Juneteenth fundraiser on the...
June 19, 2020
Bandcamp’s latest rev-share waiving day has special releases
Today is the third in Bandcamp’s series of days where it waives its revenue share for music and merchandise sold by artists on its site. As before, a number of labels are also waiving their own revenue share, to ensure...
June 5, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (6 May)
It’s back! Some days we’re not running a ‘positive news’ roundup, which doesn’t necessarily mean everything’s bleak and terrible: it might be that we’ve broken out a bigger positive...
May 6, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (4 May)
Start today with an early figure from Bandcamp’s second day of waiving its revenue share (with a number of labels following suit) last Friday (1 May). The first day on 20 March had seen fans spend $4.3m on music and...
May 4, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry stories (28 April)
TikTok is launching a new feature, ‘Donation Stickers’, that will enable creators on the app to encourage their followers to donate to charities. This isn’t only about music, but music industry charities MusiCares and...
April 28, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related music industry news (24 March)
Music Ally is trying to write a story every working day, rounding up the good, practical things happening in and around our industry: focusing on relief efforts and other initiatives from the music industry and music / tech...
March 24, 2020