This website seems to be more oriented towards and filled with indie artists. Electronic/rap seems to garnish more attention on Soundcloud.
Cool that you can set your own pricing, which a site like soundcloud doesn't allow for. So it does have it's pros.
Tip for consumers: If you produce electronic music or rap, at least use SoundCloud alongside it.
A dream compared to Soundcloud. Simple and hassle-free to set up and start making money from your music.
Only giving the second star because support is great. Even after converting my songs many times, I still could not upload them, because they were not 'lossless'. All of that energy to sign up and get started for the last step of the process to not work :)
Great form of support to your favourite artists. You can donate and buy their tracks with ease. Very popular among indie artists.
I've been a long time user of Bandcamp. It has been a great website for me to find artists I wouldn't have heard of through other means. The service they offer is great for music lovers since they provide their releases in a variety of formats including FLAC, meaning audiophiles are certainly going to take advantage of the lossless format for their music. There is a wide variety of genres represented on the website and a lot of independent artists are putting their music up on the platform. It is easy to navigate, making a payment is pretty easy, and you can download all of the music you purchase indefinitely. I've had a few artists pull their music from the website for one reason or another, but Bandcamp still gives you the ability to download that music since you paid for.
Handy for buying music and to feel good for support artists. However I do not like the way they add taxes on top of the actual price as you only see the taxes after you've already decided to make the purchase. Works this way in Finland at least. Mostly a good service and does have plenty of free downloads and demo bands too.
I've only used it as a buyer. It's great to find new artists and better than licensing your songs to Spotify or Apple. The UX could improve, especially the music player, which is ugly.
Their fees are not super cheap but it's still a very good platform for most aspiring musicians along with Soundcould.
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