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11:09 PM on 09/11/10
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Personally, I think these new changes are a fair balance. Once you reach the cap, downloads aren't expensive for a band to purchase, and if you sell music and merch through them, you're probably going to get some free downloads from that.

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02:06 AM on 09/12/10
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Love bandcamp so much, seriously such a nice tool for any of my bands to use. I can't wait for the day I know a decent amount of HTML and can turn our bandcamp page until an official site.
It's really not super difficult. I integrated Tourmaline's almost seamlessly into their website.

Bandcamp is currently my favorite site.
If they made it easier to discover new music it'd probably be perfect.
05:48 AM on 09/12/10
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I'm not so sure I like the free downloads being limited for artists. It's a business so I understand the financial aspect of it...but I think all these changes, with the way the music is handled, are going to turn a lot of people off from the site. I like bandcamp and think it's about as good as it gets until something better comes along. Some artists just want to give away stuff for free and by limiting that it really makes an artist pay for free downloads or be forced to find other means of distribution.
But see, you can still use Mediafire or whatever if you want to do that.
07:42 AM on 09/12/10
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Yeah, it's totally fair and I'm behind most of the changes they make.

However as a guy in a band who gives free downloads, I'm a little annoyed that I'll have to start paying for something that was previously free!
Look at it this way.

If you have a merch store and haven't sold 2 t-shirts after giving away 1,500 ($20 for 1,000 plus the initial 500) downloads, there's a good chance you might want to find another career.


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