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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
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Bandcamp boss: ‘Fans want to support the artists they love’

If you missed it, there’s now another chance to catch our recent interview with Bandcamp CEO Ethan Diamond online. The interview includes the direct-to-fan service’s latest stats: “The big number for us –...
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Bandcamp’s Ethan Diamond: ‘Fans want to support the artists they love’

When musician Zoe Keating published details of her 2013 earnings in February, most of the media coverage predictably focused on how little she was making from streaming services. Keating made $38.2k from sales on Apple’s...
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In this week’s Sandbox marketing report: Bandcamp, Whaam, Pharrell and more

Our Sandbox digital music marketing report went out last night: here’s what you can expect to find inside. Our lead feature profiles Bandcamp, the D2C platform that’s rapidly becoming a music discovery network...
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Bandcamp turns five and hits $50m artist-payouts milestone

D2C music service Bandcamp is five years old this week, but it had another milestone to announce: the company has now paid out $50m to artists.
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Music startup Songdrop launches official iPhone app

British music discovery startup Songdrop has launched its first iPhone app
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Shoutabl combines commerce and social networking for musicians

Shoutabl is the latest 'social network for artists', founded by two former executives at news site Huffington Post
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Bandcamp puts new emphasis on discovery

D2F platform Bandcamp has redesigned with a renewed emphasis on music discovery on its landing page.
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Why I’m still buying albums

I've bought four albums recently. Four! And me a paying Spotify customer. And while this isn't interesting in itself, it's something of a riposte to the idea that once people start streaming music, they stop buying it.