Bandcamp for Artists
Bandcamp is an online record store and music community where passionate fans connect with and directly support the artists they love.
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Fans have paid artists $736 million using Bandcamp, and yesterday alone bought 59,031 records.
Over our 12 years in business we’ve become an indispensable, growing source of income for cutting-edge artists and labels like: Over our 12 years in business, we’ve become an indispensable, growing source of income for cutting-edge artists like Big Thief, Brittany Howard, Car Seat Headrest, Chicano Batman, Christian Scott, Courtney Barnett, Four Tet, Helado Negro, JPEGMafia, Kamasi Washington, Khruangbin, Moses Sumney, Sampa the Great, Sudan Archives, Sufjan Stevens, Thundercat, Toro y Moi, and Zoë Keating and innovative labels like 4AD, ATO, Brainfeeder, Brownswood, Drag City, Jagjaguwar, Matador, Merge, Ninja Tune, Relapse, RVNG, Stones Throw, Strut, Sub Pop, and Third Man.
A selection of unsolicited approbation from the Bandcamp community:
Bandcamp is an ecosystem based on passion and connection and it feels so good to be a part of it.
one of the very few online music platforms out there that is designed to support and benefit ARTISTS, and that regularly amplifies marginalized voices.
Bandcamp singlehandedly proving to a crusty old music industry that musicians are not like factory workers on Charlie Chaplin’s assembly line.
Bad Bunny sold $108K worth of cassettes on Bandcamp in 36 hours.
Bandcamp is such an empowering, intimate platform for artists. The ability to communicate directly with passionate music fans without the din of twitter / fb / insta is priceless.
The most amazing thing about @Bandcamp is when people pay more money than you’ve asked for the release. Happens a LOT. Disproves a lot of cynical things the music industry presumed about music listeners. A lot of people who love music WANT THE MUSICIANS TO SURVIVE.
In 48 hours on Bandcamp, Good Music sold over $550,000 of their voting rights benefit compilations.
Sometimes when I think “the modern age is trash” the first thing I think as I’m coming to my senses is “but hold up, Bandcamp”
Goose used Bandcamp to fund, press, and fulfill their 2019 Buffalo, NY Compilation album, raising $85,000, 1155% of the campaign’s goal.
I spent $844.98 on @Bandcamp this year. Damn proud of it, I hope next year to spend more on music than coffee.
I have made more money selling music through Bandcamp in one month than I did an entire three years of digital distribution.
All hail Bandcamp. No one has ever tried to buy one of my songs for .003¢ on there.
It’s so hard for a small band from Myanmar to get highlighted…being on the front page of Bandcamp is very much the greatest thing that’s happened to me in my life.
Reach a whole new fan community
When you join Bandcamp, you not only get your own, customizable direct-to-fan store, you become part of a larger marketplace that brings you new fans.
Set up shop, and we connect you to a massive community of vinyl collectors, tapeheads, digital audiophiles, and people who just want to support their favorite artists, and who appreciate that buying directly from them is one of the best ways to do that.
A big audience for both music and merch
In the past year, fans have bought 17.8 million digital albums, 6.9 million tracks, 2.4 million vinyl records, 1 million CDs, 550,000 cassettes, 600,000 t-shirts, and tens of thousands of posters, buttons, zines, and other physical items on Bandcamp.
(the money-where-mouth-is version)
We believe that music is essential to humanity and that the welfare of the artist is paramount. The proof is in our business model: when a fan buys something on Bandcamp, an average of 82% of the money goes to you, and the remainder covers our revenue share and payment processor fees. In other words, we only make money if you make a lot more money. This alignment of interests is core to who we are and the greater mission we serve.
Direct communication with your fans, direct access to your data
Bandcamp gives you easy tools to communicate directly with your fans, and even target your messages by location and level of support. Fans receive your messages on Bandcamp and via good old-fashioned email, so they never miss a thing. You also have access to your entire sales history, so you can always see who bought what when, and use that to better understand your audience.
Excellent support for you and your fans
Our comprehensive, easy-to-search help system and crack team of human experts are here for you whenever you have a question, and the Bandcamp Artist Guide walks you through all of our recommendations for how to achieve financial success on the site. We also provide first-rate support to your fans, so that you can focus a little more on your music and a little less on technical issues.
Live stream with an integrated merch table
Schedule ticketed live streams that take place right on your Bandcamp site. We notify your followers automatically, and they can easily buy your music and merch while watching the show.
Powerful tools for promotion
We automatically notify your Bandcamp followers whenever you release new music or merch, and help spread the word to our broader community via our browsing tools, tag pages, and fan collections. We also provide sharp, customizable music players to embed across the web, and our editorial publication, Bandcamp Daily, covers thousands of records per year, from emerging artists to established acts.
You control your pricing
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 (which they do, 50% of the time), or give a track or album away in exchange for an email address.
Risk-free, hassle-free vinyl pressing
Bandcamp’s vinyl pressing service streamlines the financing, production, and fulfillment of vinyl records. With no up-front investment, you can create a vinyl campaign and start taking orders almost immediately. Reach your goal, and we press your records, ship them to your fans, and handle your customer support.
payment fees Bandcamp’s share your share
Artist accounts are free. We make money through a 10% revenue share on merch sales and 15% on digital music (payment processor fees are separate and vary by the transaction size).
The remainder—82% on average—goes directly into your PayPal account, typically within 24 to 48 hours.
We also offer Bandcamp Pro (our premium tier for artists), for $10 per month.
More reasons to use Bandcamp
Music is art, not “content.” You’ll never see an ad on Bandcamp, because we’re not here to sell your fans’ data.
We submit sales to SoundScan, ARIA Charts, OfficialCharts (UK & Ireland), and the Official New Zealand Music Charts.
Sell in (just about) any currency
Price your goods in USD, AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, JPY or any of 12 other currencies.
Give fans one or more tracks immediately when they order. The full album appears instantly in their collection as soon as you release it.
Search engine optimized
We focus on getting you to the top of search results, so that you, not some cheesy lyric site or exploitative social network, get first crack at engaging your fans.
See which tracks are most and least popular, who’s linking to you, where your music is embedded, and which search terms are sending fans your way.
When a fan buys your music on Bandcamp (whether digital or physical), they get the convenience of instant, unlimited streaming from our Android and iOS apps, and the permanence and fidelity of a high-quality download.
Album and track codes
Generate single-use codes that fans can redeem for unlimited streaming and download of any track or album.
Create discount codes for any of your items, set if and when they expire, and see how often they’re used.
Merch order management
See all your orders at a glance, mark items as shipped, update customer addresses, and print shipping labels and packing slips.
Private streaming Bandcamp Pro
Give press exclusive access to unreleased tracks and albums. No passwords to forget, no annoying listener registration process.
Custom domains Bandcamp Pro
Replace your Bandcamp URL with your own custom domain.