Music streaming and retail platform Bandcamp have launched a brand new stay streaming service for artists.
Bandcamp Dwell, which is absolutely built-in with the remainder of the web site, facilitates ticketed stay streams and comes with an elective chat choice. It additionally permits for musicians to have a ‘digital merch desk’ for followers to browse throughout their efficiency.
Followers will mechanically be notified when artists they’re following announce a present, and new ticket patrons will turn into followers and could be added to mailing lists.
Promising utterly clear pricing, Bandcamp have mentioned they are going to be taking a ten% price from ticket gross sales, however will probably be waiving their share till March 31, 2021.
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Cloud Nothings, Hatchie, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are amongst quite a lot of artists to have already introduced stay performances on Bandcamp. You could find a full listing here.
“When the pandemic eradicated a significant supply of musicians’ earnings, we instantly started engaged on methods to assist the artists and labels on Bandcamp, with out whom we’d not exist,” wrote the platform’s founder Ethan Diamond in an article accompanying the launch.
He went on to notice that Bandcamp has already raised $35 million for artists by way of their ‘Bandcamp Fridays’ initiative, which sees the location waiving their income share of gross sales for at some point every month.
“Bandcamp Dwell is the subsequent step in our effort to assist our neighborhood thrive throughout this loopy time. Streaming won’t ever exchange the expertise of in-person performances, however we consider it’s the subsequent smartest thing, and can present artists with a robust instrument to construct and join with their followers each now, and when Covid is behind us and we’re all out having fun with the magic of stay music as soon as once more.”
The primary Bandcamp Friday took place in March, amid the primary wave of the coronavirus pandemic. In June, it was announced that the scheme would continue until the end of the year.