Bandcamp Adds an Artist-Friendly Subscription Service…

Beloved music-selling platform Bandcamp is unveiling a subscription service that gives artists full control.

The feature is being announced at SF Music Tech Summit.

Artists can set the price for their subscription. Subscribers will get access to artists’ new music on the web and through the Bandcamp app, which makes music available for streaming and download. Artists can also add previous releases to the subscription and can send out subscriber-only updates.

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Bandcamp tells The Guardian that artists will be able to make new releases available to subscribers only, either temporarily or permanently. Artists can also give subscriber discounts on merchandise sold through Bandcamp.

Bandcamp takes 15 percent of sales. The number drops to 10 percent once an artist reaches $5,000 in sales.

Candy Says is one of the first bands to use the feature.


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