Bandcamp has remained the only distribution network to enable artists to actually make a reasonable income on music sales in recent years, so let’s remain positive that it continues to do so. Perhaps it’s time to halt @Bandcamp Fridays though…https://t.co/eO0c1RokdC
— Robin Rimbaud – Scanner (@robinrimbaud) September 28, 2023
Epic is selling Bandcamp to Songtrdr, a licensing and distribution platform that charges both musicians and licensors a monthly fee.
Somehow, despite the money flowing in from both ends, the sluggish revenue and path to profit has delayed their IPO goals in the AU market. ? pic.twitter.com/XXmk8MzIzH
— Benn Jordan (@bennjordan) September 28, 2023
Are you freaked out about Bandcamp being sold by Epic to Songtradr? Sharing what we know and what we don't know in this THREAD ?
— Future of Music Coalition (@future_of_music) September 29, 2023
Bandcamp’s business model is easy to understand but it’s completely opaque what the companies buying and selling it are up to which means it’s only a matter of time till they destroy that sensible business model
— Damon K ? (@dada_drummer) September 29, 2023
If I owned Bandcamp, I'd invest in marketing outreach to more people. The average person has never heard of the site.
The default assumption is that there's only a tiny sliver of the populace who would find it worthwhile.
I think that's a huge cultural and economic mistake.
— BEAUTY PILL (@beautypill) September 28, 2023
I was going to wait to share this but the recent Bandcamp news added some urgency, so let's do it now. For the past year, I've been building https://t.co/Eb08zxGGTE, which I plan on positioning as an alternative to Bandcamp. This is my first time publicly talking about it. ?
— Chris Grigg (@subvertallmedia) September 29, 2023
Thanks everyone for your support & solidarity. We have a short update for you all: pic.twitter.com/QIPpXHS6k3
— Bandcamp United (@bandcampunited) September 29, 2023
Bandcamp unionized and Epic immediately sold that shit lmao
— mirrorish (@mirrrorish) September 28, 2023
Everybody throw $1 in the pot so we can buy Bandcamp together
— eu-IV ????? (@euIVmusic) September 28, 2023
fun reminder that you should have a bandcamp account & tie your purchases to it so that you can download the album at as high quality as you want (including wav & flac) at any time & store them on a drive because personal music libraries are the only guaranteed music preservation
— lena raine is elsewhere (@kuraine) September 28, 2023
— Songtradr (@songtradr) October 5, 2023