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Entries in bandcamp (5)


This One Time At Bandcamp : The Evolution to a “Legit” Online Music Store

After Four years into beginning its service for indie artists, Bandcamp has finally got the look of a legit online music store. The site has slowly been making changes over the past few months to appeal more strongly to consumers as an alternative to iTunes and Amazon, starting with the launch of fan profiles in January. With the April 9 revision of its front page, the site now resembles a storefront rather than a sales pitch to meandering troubadours, all the while maintaining the same humility that has characterized its grassroots approach.

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Easiest Ways for Independent Artists to Stay One Step Ahead of Piracy

So your band pretty much rules. You have a killer recording that you’ve dumped your blood, sweat, and bank account into. You’ve got the look and the artwork to catch some attention. You have a Facebook and a Twitter that are pretty active, but what next … ?

Technology moves fast. Just look at how up-to-date your year old cell phone is(n’t) and it should come as no surprise. Once you check your email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Trello, Moodle, Pintrest and spend some time on Youtube you’re ready to go back to bed. And that’s just for the average Joe …

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Why 'Name Your Price, No Minimum' Is Better Than A 'Free Download'

Yesterday, Bandcamp launched their brilliant Fan Accounts. I wrote a large amount of words on it already (Thank You Bandcamp. And Damn You.), but one point I didn’t make in the previous post —as that post was long enough– is a rather important one for anyone releasing music on Bandcamp:

If you want people to download a release for FREE, don’t do it as a straight up ‘free download’, but rather set it as a ‘name your price’ with a $0 minimum.

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Thank You Bandcamp. And Damn You

Why Bandcamp’s fan accounts are such a great thing.

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Free Music Streaming: Monetizing The Listening Experience 

People want free music. Artists want to make money from their art while supplying people with music, be it free or otherwise. Could Spotify, Rdio, and MOG be the answer? Does our use of services like Soundcloud, Bandcamp, and Reverbanation handicap the revenue potential of those services?

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