Welcome to the Bandcamp Bulletin, a periodic update on what’s happening at Bandcamp. Here are some highlights from 2023 and a sneak peek at what we’re working on next.
You can now use the Bandcamp app to make playlists from the music in your collection!
“One of the best things an app did, ever. Thanks, @Bandcamp” – @NickAbadzis
We launched Listening Parties, so artists and fans can listen to albums together in real time.
“I wasn’t prepared for how overwhelmingly emotional I got during the Bandcamp album listening party premiere for my new record “The Returner.” It is such a loving, supportive, generous community on Bandcamp. Listening in real time, together, experiencing peoples’ first impressions of the songs and their insightful questions and observations was so moving and joyful. I was in tears and smiling fit to split my cheeks simultaneously!” – Allison Russell.
“If you’ve not done a @Bandcamp listening party upon release then YOU are missing out, so much fun. Engaging with YOUR fans, so many music production questions, just connecting with YOUR core fanbase.” – @robbooth.
We were delighted to win the Independent Champion award at this year’s A2IM Libera Awards presented by Merlin.
Artists and labels have now made over $1 billion on Bandcamp since we launched in 2007. Thank you to our incredible community of fans for supporting musicians directly.
On December 4 the Bandcamp Daily staff will share their favorite music from the year in the Best of 2023 roundup.
It’s about to get a lot easier to shop for t-shirts, cassette tapes, vinyl and more all in one place, with our brand-new Discover page.
And first up on our roadmap for 2024 we’ll be working on automated releases and public playlists. Keep checking the blog for updates!