OT: Selling your music on BandCamp

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OT: Selling your music on BandCamp

Post by synnack » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:19 pm

Anyone use http://bandcamp.mu?

Seems pretty cool. They support several loss-less formats and have a neat feature where people can name their own price for the release they are buying (with a minimum set by the artist)
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Post by j2j » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:30 pm

interesting. looks brand spanking new, I'll see where it is at in 3 months...


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Post by liveISlife » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:13 am

Hmmm this site looks interesting. Would anyone who uses it like to tell us about it?

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Post by nf0 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:34 am

I remember this one time, at band camp, I stuck a flute in my pussy

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Post by liveISlife » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:10 pm

kaffein wrote:Yeap.

http://shuutobi.bandcamp.mu
Tell the people, tell the people how you like it kind sir.

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Post by kaffein » Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:31 am

I like it a lot, and the stats are real nice.

However I wish they would allow custom file naming however. I'm real anal and like my music digitally released to be named: "artist_-_album_-_disc#_-_track#_-_song.ext"

The reason is I understand some people like to organize their music by file name and just use the OS to browse. (I'm one of those people)

They rename the files "## Song Name.ext," so:
A) They are not ftp friendly files.
B) They leave out all the info needed to organize with only the OS, and place it all in id3 tags. :\

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Post by creature » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:58 am

I intend to check these out mainly as a retailer that does flac. I will get my back catalog up with them over january.

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Post by creature » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:06 pm

I must say I am quite impressed with BandCamp. I have uploaded 2 of my albums so far, currently adding the rest of the back catalog. I like the fact people can choose what to pay. we'll see how that pans out. I also love the fact people can get hold of flac versions.

The other thing I am going to find useful is the fact people can preview the entire album and I can add this to my main site as an embedded player. This means I can get rid of the whole shit 30second preview thing off my site and let people preview properly. Will save me ftp space too.

My page is http://creature.bandcamp.mu

I have mechanical and distant horizon up already. am working on mechanical ep collection, nightmares and dreamscapes, promo1 and my new single over the next couple of days :-)

So over all I like it.

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Post by spiral » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:36 am

I heard about it today and signed up
got to sort out the paypal part too

putting my latest tracks up there now
http://dylab.bandcamp.mu

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Post by creature » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:52 am

Its an interesting site bandcamp. I have mades some sales through it already so an using it as an experiment into the whole pay what you want thing. 70% of the sales paid the minimum and the rest payed on average $2 more than the minimum.

Will see how it pans out :-)

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Post by mkelly » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:47 am

creature wrote:70% of the sales paid the minimum and the rest payed on average $2 more than the minimum.
Probably novelty and guilt. No offence to your music - got it bookmarked for a listen later :-)
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Post by rasputin » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:03 pm

Comparing to amiestreet (for instance) it looks much, much more thorough and professional. It's clear they have a ton more money for programming behind it, but the features are pretty well thought out.
As a previous poster said: let's see where they're at once the VC people want to see a return on their investment. But while it's free it's good for us musicians...
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Post by rbro » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:00 pm

Looks very cool. Can anyone compare/contrast with Soundcloud? Also, are you getting any drive-by traffic there? One thing about Soundcloud is that people tend to listen to my tracks without much promotion on my end other than the occasional forum post. What's the drive-by traffic like on Bandcamp?

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Post by rbro » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:02 am

Cool so far. Signed up. Hooked up with Paypal and uploaded a few tracks:

http://atomicskunk.bandcamp.com

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