Hype Machine connects Spotify Wrapped playlists with Bandcamp
Streaming music doesn’t mean you don’t also want to buy it sometimes. Music Ally has always argued that there could be more links between streaming services like Spotify and D2C platforms like Bandcamp, beyond a few items...
December 12, 2019
Bandcamp launches vinyl-pressing service for artists and labels
Bandcamp has launched a new vinyl-pressing service for independent artists and labels using its platform. Well, we say ‘launched’ – its official debut is later this year, but it was announced yesterday along with four...
April 18, 2019
Bandcamp opens its own record store in Oakland
Bandcamp has long been the platform for a host of independent artists and labels to sell physical music and merchandise, as well as downloads. Now the company itself is getting a physical manifestation: it has opened a record...
January 18, 2019
Bandcamp to hold fundraiser to protect voting rights in the US
Bandcamp has announced the details for its next day-long fundraiser, which will take place this Friday, seven weeks ahead of the US mid-term elections. The focus this time round is on voting rights, with Bandcamp planning...
September 26, 2018
Sandbox Issue 199: Carry on Bandcamping
This week’s lead feature looks at Bandcamp, the platform that paid out $70m to independent artists and labels in 2017. We’ve talked to the company and some labels doing well on it, to get practical tips for making the...
March 7, 2018
Bandcamp paid out more than $70m to independent artists in 2017
Direct-to-fan platform Bandcamp has published its annual review of its business, including the stat that its all-time payments to artists are now past the $270m mark. That compares to nearly $200m at the end of 2016, meaning...
February 13, 2018
Bandcamp in 2017: ’17,076km of beautiful, crunchy tape’
Bandcamp’s year-end blog post focused on a format that’s been making a quiet resurgence for its community of independent artists: cassette tapes. “17,872 tapes were released on Bandcamp this year. That’s an average...
January 2, 2018
Bandcamp launches new app for its artists and labels
Bandcamp has launched a new Android and iOS app, but this one isn’t for its customers, it’s for the artists and labels using the platform to sell their music. “It gives you a real-time mobile view into your stats,...
November 1, 2017
Bandcamp transgender-rights day raised at least $84k
Bandcamp has provided an update on last Friday’s fundraiser in protest at US president Trump’s recent tweets promising a ban on transgender people serving in the military services. Bandcamp donated its 12% share of...
August 8, 2017
200+ artists and labels join Bandcamp’s donations day
Earlier this week we reported on D2C platform Bandcamp’s plans to protest against US president Donald Trump’s proposed ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces. The company is donating 100% of its share...
August 4, 2017
Bandcamp supports trans rights with day of donations
Artist-stores platform Bandcamp has announced that it will be donating 100% of its share of sales this Friday (4 August) to the Transgender Law Center (TLC). It’s the company’s protest against US president Donald Trump’s...
August 1, 2017