Bandcamp for Artists

Fans have paid artists $120 million USD using Bandcamp, and $3.4 million in the last 30 days alone.

Why, dear musician friend, are you not yet yourself twirling with arms spread beneath this gentle shower of silver and gold? Read on and be further convinced, or simply…

The Best Fan Experience

Fans want to support the artists they love, you just have to give them direct and compelling ways to do so. On Bandcamp, fans can listen to your music, decide if they like it, and if so, pay you directly for it. They then get unlimited streaming access via the free Bandcamp app for Android, iOS and Sonos, plus an optional high-quality download.

Total Artist Control, Total Flexibility

Charge whatever price for your music you choose, and change it whenever you like. Sell for a fixed price, specify a minimum and let fans pay more if they want (and yes, they do pay more, a whopping 50% of the time), or give your music away in exchange for an email address. You retain complete control over your customer information, just as you damn well should.

Reach a Whole New Fan Community

Bandcamp is much more than a storefront; it’s a vast and quickly growing community of fans who get that paying artists directly is the best way to support the ongoing creation of music. Our discovery features, like fan accounts, the music feed, and artist recommendations introduce your music to new fans and drive a huge number of sales every single day. More, in fact, than we take in our modest fees.

Gorgeous, Clean Players

Bandcamp gives you, your fans and the press a bevy of sharp, customizable music players to embed across the web. Showcase your cover art, photos of your merch, and if you're Pro, even your videos. They’re simple, effective, and completely focused on driving sales. more info

Sell in (Just About) Any Currency

Price your goods in U.S. Dollars, Pounds Sterling, Canadian Dollars, Euros, Australian Dollars, Israeli New Sheqels, or any of 12 other currencies.

Real-time Statistics

Bandcamp’s rich, up-to-the-instant stats system reveals who’s linking to you, where your music is embedded, which tracks are most and least popular, what’s being purchased and when, which search terms and blogs are sending fans your way, and what you ate for breakfast on January 4th, 1993 (Lucky Charms? That's a lot of sugar!). Use the data for the pure, ego-stroking thrill of it all, or to jump in the conversation and stoke the fires of your fandom.

Physical and Digital, Side-by-Side

Bundle your digital music with your vinyl, posters, tickets, t-shirts… you name it. For example, you can create an LP + digital package and your fans get your music instantly -- no code redemption awkwardness, and no having to wait for the physical record to arrive. Or sell tickets to your next show with the digital of your latest album included (we’ll even automatically generate your door list). more info

Breeze Through Order Fulfillment

If you’re selling merchandise through Bandcamp, we provide a streamlined fulfillment interface from which you can see all your orders at a glance, print shipping labels and packing slips, mark orders as shipped and automatically notify the recipient, or filter by package type, date, or shipped status. You can even invite other members of your team to use the fulfillment backend without granting them access to the rest of your site (put those interns to work!).

Reporting to SoundScan

We submit U.S., Canadian, and international sales reports to SoundScan each and every week, so go ahead and set your sights on the Billboard charts. American Idol, Season 47: The Album, watch out! more info

Dead-Simple Pre-orders

Setting up pre-orders on Bandcamp couldn’t be easier. You can give fans one or more tracks immediately when they pre-order, and then when you release your record, the full album appears instantly in their collection in the Bandcamp app (we also notify your fans via email, and provide a link to the high-quality download). And yep, we automatically report your pre-sales to SoundScan, too. more info

Search Engine Optimized

When fans Google your band name, track titles or lyrics, they should find you, not lyriczzzbay.com or iMyFace. Why should some other site get first crack at engaging, and ultimately, profiting from, your fans? We grease up your SEO slicker than pomade-dipped velour, so you may claim your rightful place at the top of Google results.

Please the Audiophiles

While many are content to stream your music, a vocal minority of hardcore fans still demand high-quality download formats like FLAC and Apple Lossless. We make it easy to keep them happy: you upload a single lossless file (WAV, AIFF or FLAC) and we lovingly convert it to every conceivable format under the sun.

Discount Codes

Discounts codes let you... wait for it... offer fans discounts on their purchases! You generate codes, distribute them however you like (email, Twitter, word-of-mouth), and then fans enter the code during checkout to apply the discount. more info

Track/Album Codes

Generate codes for any of your music on Bandcamp, then send them out via email or print them up and bundle them with your merch. Fans can redeem the codes for a digital track or album, giving them unlimited streaming via the Bandcamp app, as well as a high-quality download. Every artist account comes with 200 codes. You can either buy more for a small fee (from 1.5¢ to 3¢ each, depending on quantity), or earn more by selling (we add 1,000 codes for every $500 USD in sales). more info

Bandcamp Pro

Our Pro service offers several great additional features, including batch upload for queueing up an entire album’s worth of material at a time, private streaming for giving the press exclusive access to unreleased tracks and albums, ad-free video hosting for presenting your videos in brilliant quality side-by-side with your music and merchandise, custom domains for a touch of added professionalism, and deeper stats including Google Analytics integration and the location of paying fans down to the city. more info

You will find yourself in the highly esteemed company of forward-thinkers such as:

A selection of artists’ unsolicited approbation may be found here.
  • Albums outsell tracks 5 to 1 on Bandcamp (in the rest of the music buying world, tracks outsell albums 16 to 1).
  • On name-your-price albums, fans pay an average of 50% more than the minimum.
  • We’ve driven 16,446,722 paid transactions and served 114,526,550 downloads to happy fans.
  • Fans have paid artists $120 million using Bandcamp, and $3.4 million in the last 30 days alone.