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WHAT IS BANDCAMP?

Bandcamp allows artists sell their music and merch directly to their fans while providing them the tools for discovering new ones.

To get started bands and musicians create a Bandcamp page where fans can stream their music, purchase songs or albums and even merch.

Among the features available is name-your-price downloads, which provides artists the ability to distribute their music for free, for a set price, or on a ‘pay-what-you-want’ model.

Bandcamp also provides real-time statistics, viral distribution, the ability to sell on Facebook through the Bandcamp Facebook app, and the option to set your own custom domain, so instead of Bandcamp.com/yourbandname you can replace it with yourbandname.com.

For bands wanting to create a page that suites their style, Bandcamp allows for page customization. Artists can change a site’s header, background image, and colors.

Overall Bandcamp makes it easy for artists to distribute, share and promote their music.

The basic Bandcamp service is free, which means there are no signup costs, and no subscription fees. Bandcamp makes money via a 15% revenue share on all sales. Additionally, Bandcamp Pro, which gives you deeper stats, private streaming, batch upload, video, and more runs $10 /month.

PRICE: Free – $10.00 a month

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PROS:

  • Name-Your-Price Downloads - Offer up your music for sale in a variety of methods
  • Real-time statistics - View links, pages views, plays, and more
  • Free - No signup costs or subscription fees
  • Download Codes - Offer download codes

cons:

  • Revenue share - Bandcamp takes a 15% cut of sales

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