Trent Reznor and Another Way of Thinking About Pay-What-You-Want

If there’s an equivalent in the music tech world to the Oprah Book Club Seal of Magnificence, it would have to be an endorsement from Trent Reznor. Woop: “Bandcamp: This looks excellent to me. I have not used it but it appears to be great. This would cover your digital distribution of files and theContinue reading “Trent Reznor and Another Way of Thinking About Pay-What-You-Want”

RSS and the Greatly Exaggerated Rumors of the Album’s Death

The album is dying! And it’s not just the bottomless supply of industry clairvoyants saying so either. Nope, there’s cold, hard evidence, too. Nielsen SoundScan reported that in 2008, sales of individual digital tracks trounced sales of digital albums by a whopping 16 to 1 (1.07 billion to 65 million). That’s actually a slightly narrowerContinue reading “RSS and the Greatly Exaggerated Rumors of the Album’s Death”

Let Me Try Throwing an Exclamation Point on the End. Receipts!

When someone buys something from your Bandcamp site, we now email a receipt to both you and them. Sounds painfully obvious, we know, but it’s something we intentionally avoided up until today because both parties already get a receipt from PayPal, and adding any more mail into the mix struck us as unnecessary noise. AContinue reading “Let Me Try Throwing an Exclamation Point on the End. Receipts!”

Reporting to SoundScan (This Feature Dedicated to the Memory of Snuggles)

Sales on Bandcamp will soon be reported to Nielsen SoundScan, the company behind the Billboard charts. Before we can start submitting weekly stats, however, we need you to please add your UPC codes to your albums, and ISRC codes to your tracks. Just go to each album or track’s page, click Edit, and towards theContinue reading “Reporting to SoundScan (This Feature Dedicated to the Memory of Snuggles)”

Stickers, WANT

Please help us spread the Bandcamp word! Simply send your name, physical mailing address, and Bandcamp URL to stickerscommawant@bandcamp.com, and we’ll immediately stop what we’re doing, hand copy your address onto an actual envelope, drop in an assortment of ultra-covetable vinyl Bandcamp stickers (with waterproof overlam!), slowwwwly lick both the envelope and the stamp(s) (non-U.S.Continue reading “Stickers, WANT”

Minimum Name-Your-Price Minimum Now Zero

When we implemented name-your-price downloads, we decided to limit the price bands could specify as the let-fan-name-price minimum to no lower than $0.50 USD. That approach made perfect sense to us at the time, since if you went much below fifty cents, all of a fan’s payment would be eaten up by transaction fees. TroubleContinue reading “Minimum Name-Your-Price Minimum Now Zero”