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Bandcamp defends indirect payments to musicians

Bandcamp has defended a change in its payment process that means fans’ money is no longer flowing directly to artists. Instead, they are going through the company, which has sparked some concern and criticism from artists...
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The companies Apple could buy to make its next digital music splash

Apple's history of music-related acquisitions is familiar ground: SoundJam in 2000 to form the basis of iTunes; streaming service Lala in 2009; Beats Electronics (including its Beats Music service) in 2014, of course; and...
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Bandcamp hits $100m direct-to-fan sales milestone

Direct-to-fan platform Bandcamp has announced its latest milestone: $100m paid by fans to artists for music and merchandise through its site. “Fans give artists $3.5 million every month on the site, and buy more than 16,000...
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Bjork album leaks just after it was announced

A question: if you haven’t released an album for a few years, if it’s likely to be a big deal for fans, and if it’s finished, why announce it a couple of months before release rather than going the Beyoncé or My Bloody...
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Thom Yorke launched his latest album on Bandcamp

When Thom Yorke released ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ as a BitTorrent bundle last year, it attracted some criticism due to fans being required to install BitTorrent’s software to download the album. Why didn’t Yorke...
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Bandcamp adds features for independent labels

Hot on the heels of its subscriptions option for artists, d2c site Bandcamp is now setting its sights on indie labels, with new features designed to help them make better use of the platform too. Costing $20 a month for...
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Sandbox 121 – The 10 Worst Ideas in Digital Marketing

Our lead feature this week explores the 10 Worst Ideas in Digital Marketing, as marketers, label bosses and artist managers vent their spleen on some of the campaigns and technologies that are at best ineffective, and at...
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What can Spotify learn from Bandcamp’s new artist subscriptions?

Bandcamp has now paid out more than $87m to independent artists running their own stores using its platform, the company announced yesterday. But now it’s rolling out a new feature that will enable those artists to run...
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We don’t think streaming music is leaving snobs adrift

In yesterday’s Bulletin, we wrote about an opinion piece in the New York Times suggesting that streaming music is leaving self-confessed “music snobs” adrift, because now everyone has access to the same...
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Bandcamp adds HD videos with subscriptions on the way

Bandcamp has a new feature for artists on its Pro tier: the ability to "present unlimited HD videos side-by-side with your music and merchandise, with nary a lick of integrity-destroying advertising in sight". The feature...
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EDM label Heroic Recordings’ Spotify revenues now rivalling Beatport

A guest column on Digital Music News by EDM label Heroic Recordings makes for very interesting reading. Founder Budi Voogt breaks down the label’s last quarter of income: 42% of its revenues came from Bandcamp – the...
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Bandcamp, June 2014

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report