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”
Over 400 artists and labels have joined us in donating their Bandcamp profits today to the ACLU and other organizations in support of immigrants and refugees. We’ve done our best to list them all here, but if you’re a label or artist who will be making a donation, you can let people know by sharingContinue reading “#NoBanNoWall: Over 400 Labels & Artists Join Us in Donating Today’s Profits to the ACLU”
Like 98% of U.S. citizens (including the President), I am the descendant of immigrants—my great-grandparents came to America from Russia and Lithuania as teenagers and worked in sweatshops until they were able to afford to bring the rest of their families over. Most everyone you speak to in this country has a similar story toContinue reading “Today, Stand with Bandcamp in Support of Immigrants/Basic Human Values”
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”
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”
Since tweeting about the most popular band names, it seems that the number of bands called “Atlas” on the site has increased at an even higher rate than the historical Atlas Signup Rate (A.S.R.) would have predicted.
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”