Sales of vinyl records on Bandcamp have grown 600% in the last five years, and every month another 3,500 unique vinyl albums are added to the site. The format’s resurgence—once dismissed as a niche byproduct of hipster affectation—is now firmly established, and seen for what it truly represents: a mainstream desire to connect more deeplyContinue reading “Create Vinyl with Bandcamp”
We’re excited to introduce a new feature for label and Pro accounts: the ability to license albums to labels in specific territories. Here’s how territory licensing on Bandcamp works. Imagine you’re a label releasing an album, and you’ve partnered with another label to distribute it to fans in Iceland. In the album editor, you’ll seeContinue reading “Territory licensing comes to Bandcamp”
2017 was another stellar year for Bandcamp, with double digit growth in every aspect of the business.
The Bandcamp App for Artists and Labels is here! It gives you a real-time mobile view into your stats, helps you manage and fulfill your merch, and lets you directly message your fans, even targeting those messages by fan location and level of support. Check out the screencast above for more details, and grab itContinue reading “Introducing the Bandcamp App for Artists and Labels”
We are very happy to share that Chad Dickerson has joined Bandcamp as an advisor! Chad’s many years of experience running Etsy (one of the largest and most successful global marketplaces) will be hugely valuable to us as we continue to make Bandcamp the best platform for artists and fans around the world. Furthermore, hisContinue reading “Chad Dickerson Joins Bandcamp’s Advisory Board”
Merch on Bandcamp had a good 2016. Vinyl sales grew 48%, cassettes were up 58%, even CD sales grew 14%. To date, fans have bought over four million physical items through the site, totaling $58 million USD, and merch sales continue to accelerate every year. But for as many great reasons to sell merch throughContinue reading “Big Improvements to Selling Merch on Bandcamp”
Thanks to everyone who stood with immigrants and refugees by joining today’s fundraiser for the ACLU. We’ve been inspired and overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the artists, fans and labels in the Bandcamp community, who rapidly and enthusiastically backed this important cause. With several hours remaining, we estimate that fans will have boughtContinue reading “Update on Friday’s ACLU Fundraising Frenzy”
And now some genuinely great news in an otherwise unremarkable week.
Over the years, eight or nine (thousand) people have written to us asking for more ways to pay artists on Bandcamp. We’re pleased to announce that starting today, you have the option to use a credit card (or bank/debit card) to purchase digital albums and tracks, and also save your card with your fan accountContinue reading “Credit Card Support!”
In light of a recent report that Apple will soon abandon music downloads (later denied, but undoubtedly containing a certain amount of inevitability), we thought we’d take a moment to update you on the state of Bandcamp’s business and our plans for the future. Bandcamp grew by 35% last year. Fans pay artists $4.3 millionContinue reading “Bandcamp, Downloads, Streaming, and the Inescapably Bright Future”