Artist accounts are free. We make money through our revenue share on sales, which is 15% for digital, 10% for merch. We also offer Bandcamp Pro (our premium tier for artists), and Bandcamp for Labels, both for a monthly fee.
Yes, the revenue share on digital drops from 15% to 10% as soon as you reach $5,000 USD in sales (and stays there, provided you’ve made at least $5,000 in the past 12 months).
No. Shipping and tax, if applicable, are not included when calculating the share on merch.
No, processing fees are separate and typically range between 4 and 6%. Please see the details here, including tips on what you can do to minimize those fees.
Yes. Many expensive items are sold through Bandcamp, like deluxe packages and beat licenses, and with name-your-price we occasionally see superfans paying hundreds of dollars for a single album or track (thanks mom!). The revenue share applies to the first $100 of an item only (or the item total when more than one of that item is purchased).
For digital content: Your share of each digital transaction is transferred into your PayPal account 24 to 48 hours after the sale. (Higher-value purchases, like a track that sells for $500, are manually reviewed and may take up to 7 days.) Bandcamp collects its share at the time of sale.
For merchandise: When a fan purchases a physical item, the money flows directly from them into your PayPal account. As such, Bandcamp can’t take its revenue share at the time of the transaction, so instead we keep a running tab of the amount owed, which we call your “revenue share balance.” That balance is automatically paid off with proceeds from future sales (e.g., a percentage of a digital sale, or an entire physical sale if that sale is less than your balance).
You can find more information about revenue sharing and your sales history over here.
We want our pricing to be as clear as possible. If any of the above doesn’t make sense, please get in touch. We’ll happily answer your questions and use them to keep improving this page.