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Bandcamp Has a Booming December

Posted by - 06:09 PM on 01/03/12
Following up my "kill your myspace profile" post below, I find the following TechCrunch article about BandCamp's great December extremely relevant. The website reportedly brought in over 1 million in sales in December.
From the ArticleThe post commemorating this one million in one month mark also has some interesting stats. They started tracking referrers and found that quite a few people were actually coming to Bandcamp after searching for a way to pirate an artist’s music. Bandcamp popped up in the search results, they followed the link, and ended up paying for the music instead of pirating it.
 
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06:12 PM on 01/03/12
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Bandcamp is great and so incredibly simple
06:12 PM on 01/03/12
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Read this earlier today. Great article, great company.
06:16 PM on 01/03/12
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Bandcamp is awesome.
06:20 PM on 01/03/12
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Bandcamp or Tunecore? Pick which one is better.

I feel a lot more "mainstream"(i use that term loosely) will buy it quicker if it was on iTunes. Thoughts?
06:26 PM on 01/03/12
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Bandcamp all fucking day.
06:31 PM on 01/03/12
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So why do you still have the AP.net MySpace page?
06:45 PM on 01/03/12
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Bandcamp, Tunecore, Spotify, and Turntable.FM are my four favorite revolutionary programs/sites of the last two years.
06:58 PM on 01/03/12
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Bandcamp is a simple and brilliant site. This is no surprise, and I give it full props for being one of my favorite streaming sites. (Would be my absolute favorite if it had a larger database, but that's a band's prerogative, not the site's.)
07:05 PM on 01/03/12
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If it were between iTunes and Bandcamp, it'd be Bandcamp all the way. One reason: .flac files.
07:11 PM on 01/03/12
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bandcamp is the best. then soundcloud. turntable.fm was cool for a few months, then everyone i know stopped going on it. spotify can go fuck itself because i can't get it work. last.fm sucks if you don't have an ipod, but i like to use it on my xbox. never used tunecore.
07:14 PM on 01/03/12
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Future of music right here.
07:16 PM on 01/03/12
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even though bandcamp has a fuck load more of indie artists, i still primarily use itunes. sad face.
08:14 PM on 01/03/12
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If it were between iTunes and Bandcamp, it'd be Bandcamp all the way. One reason: .flac files.
Amen.
08:15 PM on 01/03/12
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If it were between iTunes and Bandcamp, it'd be Bandcamp all the way. One reason: .flac files.
Essentially this. There's been many many many times where I was about to go buy a CD off of Amazon or the artist's site, then said, "Wait, let's see if this band has a Bandcamp profile." It's the best way for anybody to buy music.

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