And now some genuinely great news in an otherwise unremarkable week.
Author Archives: Ethan Diamond
Credit Card Support!
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!”
Bandcamp, Downloads, Streaming, and the Inescapably Bright Future
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”
Attention music journalists, publicists, and artists who like the idea of a review or feature driving direct sales: you can now create exclusive embeds on Bandcamp! A site like Pitchfork, Fader or Stereogum can use an exclusive embed to offer its readers a first listen of an album or track, complete with a link backContinue reading “Exclusive Embeds”
Bundle Up, Winter’s A Comin!
You can now offer fans your entire digital discography for a special price, and fans can purchase or gift it in a single transaction. Check out a few examples here, here, and here. The full discography purchase option is not enabled by default. To turn it on, first log in to your Bandcamp account. IfContinue reading “Bundle Up, Winter’s A Comin!”
If you have an artist subscription set up, you can now post video to just your paying subscribers! You upload video from desktop, like so: And your subscribers can then view your video from their music feed on the web, or in the free Bandcamp app for Android and iOS: For those of you whoContinue reading “Subscriber-Exclusive Video”
You can now create your own subscription service on Bandcamp! Watch the screencast below to learn more, check out subscriptions by some of the artists who helped us test, like Rabbit Rabbit, The Disney Dish, and Jim Guthrie, and visit bandcamp.com/subscriptions to get set up!
App update: browse by genre, location, and format
You can now browse Bandcamp’s catalog of 1.8 million albums and 14 million tracks by any genre imaginable, and filter by format and artist location, right from the app. Portland chillwave on cassette? Pfft, you know it! Surf from Madrid on vinyl?! We’re as surprised as you! The lets you filter by artist location… …andContinue reading “App update: browse by genre, location, and format”
Dolla Dolla Bill, Y’All
Fans have now given artists $100 million USD through Bandcamp. Fans give artists $3.5 million every month on the site, and buy more than 16,000 records a day, which works out to about one every five seconds, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (there goes one now). In terms of units sold, Bandcamp’sContinue reading “Dolla Dolla Bill, Y’All”
EU digital VAT changes and Bandcamp
If you’ve seen the recent news of changes to EU tax law, you may be wondering how this affects you as an artist or label selling on Bandcamp. The good news is that for digital sales, there is no need for you to register for VAT, submit quarterly reports, and so on. We will takeContinue reading “EU digital VAT changes and Bandcamp”