Every Bandcamp site is now an awesome mobile site

mobile artist sites on bandcamp

All artist sites on Bandcamp now work and look great on mobile. We’ve optimized everything for the smaller screen and touch interface, so your albums look fantastic, fans can browse through your merch store with ease, and the checkout flow is fast and intuitive:

mobile artist site merch, part 1

mobile artist site merch, part 2

Does this mean you expect my fans to launch their mobile browser and peck out dubya-dubya-dubya myband dot bandcamp dot com? No. But for all those fans checking their Facebook or Twitter feed on their phone, and who then see a link to your latest release, they’ll be able to listen and purchase immediately:

mobile artist site from tweet

Is there anything I need to do to get all this goodness? No, all of this is working now, you don’t need to do anything. However, if you’d like a mobile-specific header image (like the ones you see in the screenshots above), you can upload one from your profile page.

mobile artist site custom header

Am I excited about this? We flipped on the mobile-optimized view a few days ago and sales from mobile devices immediately doubled. So if you’re just streaming on Bandcamp and linking to a non-mobile-optimized site for your sales, no, you’re not excited at all. But if you’re selling digital on Bandcamp, yes, you are fired up. And if your merch is also on Bandcamp, you are excited++.

65 thoughts on “Every Bandcamp site is now an awesome mobile site

  1. This is AWESOME!!! Everyone on the streets of NYC is staring down into their smartphone. Now they can get the new tunes. Some friends don’t even have computers, so…
    Is there anyway to customize/change the formatting – like background? Thanks for all the enhancements.

  2. Really love the site and all the improvements you keep on making… I love that it’s no bullcrap, straight forward, no need to log in to download, all that… really a stellar job and a really great tool for independent bands/musicians/promoters/etc… I recommend it to all the bands I work with…

  3. you guys have the best site and it is by far the easiest and most logical to use in terms of uploading and editing your tracks. thanks

  4. I’ve always been a firm believer that the Bandcamp platform is THE platform for independent musicians. The bandcamp mobile site upgrade just made the best platform even BETTER.

    1. Hi Paul,
      Our embedded player is now HTML5-based on browsers that support HTML5 with the MP3 audio mime type. The shareable player widget is all HTML for the user interface, and the underlying audio code will fall back to a minimal (and invisible) flash nugget for browsers which don’t natively support HTML5+MP3.

      Your next suggestion will probably be to add additional streaming formats like OGG for browsers which don’t support MP3 natively, so I’ll just say we would eventually like to do that as well, but we don’t have an ETA on that.

  5. Hi Ethan,
    Thanks for all of you work at Bandcamp and for doing what you do. The platform is great, I’ve been using it for years and it has certainly become a significant part of the creative process.
    Thanks,
    Andrew

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