That’s five as in Bandcamp is now five years old, and oh as in hey-ohhh, fans have now given artists $50 million through Bandcamp! More importantly, that dollar amount is set to double in the next 18 months, and maybe a touch sooner given the just-launched mobile app and some of the other things we’ve got cooking.
<drjohnnyfever>To mark the occasion of our fifth spin around this great big turntable floating around in outer space</drjohnnyfever>, we’ve got a very special Bandcamp Weekly chock full of guests and exclusive mixes. Check that out right here, or listen to it in the app (say, you can do that now!). We’ll follow it up with two more specials, each dedicated to specific genres whose passionate artist and fan communities have made them instrumental in our growth. Set your calendars now for the not-just-bleeps-and-bloops video game music special, coming next week, and stock up on invisible oranges for the ALL METAL SHOW, scaring Mr. Jervis the week after.
Even five years in, it still feels like we’ve just scratched the surface of the enormous opportunity in front of us. That opportunity — to positively impact the lives of millions of artists and their fans — is something we’re incredibly grateful for, and we’re more excited than ever about the work we have planned. Once again, thank you for being a part of it all!