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By popular request on the Free/"Name Your Price" Bandcamp Album Compendium thread, here's a place for you to tell us about great stuff on Bandcamp that can be had for the price of a reasonable donation to the artist. Have at it!

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:42 (eleven years ago) link

the only thing that youre free from in this thread is music critics?

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:45 (eleven years ago) link

This is the master that was NOT used for what became the Picture Disc Mix, this was intended to be the master, but was shelved last minute; this master was intentionally sampled at a higher rate, so as to achieve a 'pop' sound / production, unlike the mix to be found on the 'actual' jesu Self Titled, a move which would be an absolute travesty for some! And a move that was decided against at the last minute, so the master was resampled back to the original pitch and sent to be pressed as the Picture Disc. So, this master is unreleased, and available here for the first time, the 'actual' Picture Disc master, is also available here at Bandcamp.

The Picture Disc of the Self Titled Jesu album, was remixed entirely for the LTD ED Picture Disc version (1000 copies), released in 2006. An Alternative mix with quite significant differences to the original album mix; the concept was to remix it more 'cleanly', due to the original mix containing a lot of distortion. There are still clicks, etc in this mix though due to the nature of the original recording. Here, the album is now remastered in 2012, since the original Picture Disc master was intentionally mastered flat.

The catalyst for this entire remix of the album was the pressing plant who were to cut and press the picture disc - with the original master of the S/T, they claimed the original was to max'ed out and distorted to be cut to an picture disc! I was, at the time, intrigued by the concept of a cleaner, and even 'poppier' mix of this album, anyway, so set about cleaning the the thing up. Hence the re-sampled higher speed version; attempting to go even further with this 'pop' concept.
For the record, my personal favourite mix of this album IS the original mix, which is known, universally, as the debut jesu album 'S/T', the mix that made it to CD/Vinyl, etc, etc.

Justin K Broadrick. May 2012.

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:46 (eleven years ago) link - A Portishead bloke and a soundtracks bloke take on JUDGE DREDD with Carpenter-esque synth stylings. In contention for album of the year. Yes, I already talked about this one in the free Bandcamp thread and I wasn't supposed to. - A more danceable take on 80s-style synth soundtracks. Jury's out on it but it's only a buck. - Steven R. Smith/Ulaan Kohl/Halaa Strana et al. TABLELANDS is one of the best works of the new century.

Matt M., Saturday, 2 June 2012 21:51 (eleven years ago) link

Surprised Ned hasn't posted this here already. 96 space rock/psych/electronic/experimental/what-have-you tracks from folks like Roy Montgomery, Windy and Carl, ST37, Primordial Undermind, Subarachnoid Space, et al. Thirty bucks for I don't know how many hours of music. This was conceived as a tribute recording to critic/fan/good egg Lee Jackson, who died earlier this year at a very young age.

Disclaimer, The Roswell Incident (featuring the full original lineup of myself and Elvis Telecom) is on the album. Money from the sales price goes to funding ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) research.

Matt M., Monday, 4 June 2012 18:15 (eleven years ago) link

Ha, I'd missed the thread until now!

It's just under twelve hours of music.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 June 2012 18:18 (eleven years ago) link


Wait. This isn't Twitter...

Matt M., Monday, 4 June 2012 18:23 (eleven years ago) link


And I am so not kidding.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 4 June 2012 18:26 (eleven years ago) link


40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 22:25 (eleven years ago) link

Free Ka-Spel/Pink Dots:

Sebastian (Royal Mermaid Mover), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 22:47 (eleven years ago) link

Dammit, free thread is here: Free/"Name Your Price" Bandcamp Album Compendium

Come on, people!

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 22:54 (eleven years ago) link

Suspicious. I might even know that band.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 June 2012 14:57 (ten years ago) link

"long player" is overstated, as it's like 9 tracks in 20 minutes

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:04 (ten years ago) link

yes ned i think you might. so lets hope more people click on it.
i bought it!

*newsflash* bdeep bdeep!

NEW FROM STORMSPELL RECORDS (this came to Mr Veg's email inbox and it was too good not to share)


Authentic 80s Sunset Strip Hair metal. You get both volumes which basically contain all strudio recordings the band made between 1986-1989, plus tons of selected live cuts, some of which exclusive and never published previously:

CD1: Lost & Archives Vol.1 CD
CD2: Lost & Archives Vol.2 CD

Both CDs come fully packaged in jewel cases with 12-page booklets loaded with band story, liner notes, lyrics, archive photos, and tasty custom artwork by Yannick Bouchard.


Cult 80s melodic metal from Ohio. The band had cult following and was on verge of signing a major deal with Geffen records when grunge kiled the music...
This is a massive 3CD box set basically featuring close to everything the band has recorded during their existence (1981-1990):
CD1: Killer CD - contains their "Made in USA" LP 1983 album, originally self-released in miscroscopic quantites and impossible to find nowadays, plus 7" EP 1981, plus bonus tracks
CD2: Marching Into Hell CD - contains "Tearin' Up The Night" 1986 album (previously self-released on cassette tape only) + Bonus tracks.
CD3: Keep Runnin' CD - contains previously unreleased songs, recorded from 1988 to 1990.
All 3 CDs come fully packaged in jewel cases with 12-page booklets loaded with band story, lyrics, archive photos, and killer custom artwork by Yannick Bouchard.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 23 June 2012 01:38 (ten years ago) link

The band had cult following and was on verge of signing a major deal with Geffen records when grunge kiled the music...

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Saturday, 23 June 2012 01:43 (ten years ago) link

I know right? So classic.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 23 June 2012 01:54 (ten years ago) link

those grunge jerks ruined EVERYTHING

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 23 June 2012 01:54 (ten years ago) link

I just heard a bunch old time jazz dudes sitting around grumbling about that very thing

Stumpy Joe's Cafe (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 23 June 2012 19:40 (ten years ago) link

Christ. 's albums are available on bandcamp for dirt cheap. The guy that's associated w/boards of canada. some good tracks in there

Lowell N. Behold'n, Saturday, 23 June 2012 20:45 (ten years ago) link

Link for the previous post:

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Saturday, 23 June 2012 22:17 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

Mogwai-esque post-rock from Vietnam:

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 3 August 2012 07:48 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

LOVE this band. Live they're more violent than on the album, which I think is the way I like things, in general

also every once in a while he puts up stuff to DL for $ because he is in college and poor.

Grimy Little Pimp (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 06:44 (ten years ago) link

Good friends wrapping up their first tour in DC as we speak;

A portion of proceeds go to charity...

"For the $5 dollars you will spend on this album $2.50 will provide 5 meals for those in need through Philabundance. $1.50 will go directly to the artist and the other $1.50 will go to future funding of charitable projects with HKO. Additional payment is sincerely appreciated and is distributed in the same ratio."

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 17 November 2012 00:09 (ten years ago) link

Talking last weekend to someone about DROKK, and on a similar Carpenter/etc tip he recommended Matthew Akers' The Elders Of New Detroit:

etc, Saturday, 17 November 2012 00:45 (ten years ago) link

that sounds cool. Thanks!

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 17 November 2012 00:47 (ten years ago) link

M0AR BRO-HYPE. Random Child's 3rd album. Metal ahead. 5 buxx0r

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 27 November 2012 14:32 (ten years ago) link

Because Shooting Guns' "Down and Out in Detroit" 7" has sold out they've made the track available as a name-your-price:

A. Begrand, Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:05 (ten years ago) link

friends of mine + i helped out a little with the recording of this one. modest mouse/mountain goats influenced fun indy pop stuff. i really really love this record:

sleepingbag, Sunday, 2 December 2012 09:17 (ten years ago) link

is anyone else doing the social media thing they have going?

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 10 December 2012 04:03 (ten years ago) link

sort of

site nuances (electricsound), Monday, 10 December 2012 04:12 (ten years ago) link

passively, then?

Guy was knee-deep in water (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 10 December 2012 04:13 (ten years ago) link

or thereabouts

site nuances (electricsound), Monday, 10 December 2012 04:17 (ten years ago) link

four months pass...

Multi-split single-ish EP thing from Small Wonder, Bellows n Eskimeaux

two months pass...

i don't think i've mentioned saadi. saadi.

(dodecahedron from clotheslines was the first track that really grabbed me, if you want a place to start)

stefon taylor swiftboat (s.clover), Thursday, 27 June 2013 17:28 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

Hawkeyes! Canadian psychedelic doom that just pile riff upon riff upon riff until you get crushed.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 28 August 2013 18:08 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Anyone else suddenly getting loads of emails from Bandcamp along the lines of "New album from Arovane"? Started getting them this week with no recollection of ever having signed up to or bought anything from the site.

djh, Friday, 20 September 2013 21:03 (nine years ago) link

Not that I can see; just the 2-3 new releases a week from R. Stevie Moore (SLOW DOWN DUDE JESUS)

CAROUSEL! CAROUSEL! (Telephone thing), Friday, 20 September 2013 22:12 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

My buddy Sam made this analog synth record that I think is lovely

polyphonic, Wednesday, 16 October 2013 23:33 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Collaborative album btw Small Wonder and Sharpless:

Small Wonder:

The Dance Twerking Was MADE So (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 6 November 2013 19:28 (nine years ago) link

was going to post this on the psych/drone thread but suspected it would be ripped apart for it being too close to brmc, warlocks, dead meadows etc, albeit in a more ramshackle, self produced, jam band kinda groove.
but given this thread has been revived ..
i have listened to this album more this week than anything else, and enjoy it more with each spin.

oh, and i seriously love the artwork as well.

mark e, Wednesday, 6 November 2013 20:00 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

I'm into Night Burger right now

Mmm yes hello (crüt), Thursday, 26 December 2013 15:55 (nine years ago) link

tylerw, Thursday, 26 December 2013 17:00 (nine years ago) link

smooth age, from that night burger comp, is very cool. i like the faraway tribal drums and overall menacing vibe. good recommendation.

Daniel, Esq 2, Thursday, 26 December 2013 17:34 (nine years ago) link

this is a REALLY good ambient/noise album:

signed, J.P. Morgan CEO (Hurting 2), Friday, 27 December 2013 17:05 (nine years ago) link

an old pal's album from a few years back is up on bandcamp now
he's great

tylerw, Friday, 27 December 2013 17:11 (nine years ago) link

tylerw, Friday, 27 December 2013 17:11 (nine years ago) link

(maybe not, it seems like there's another paypal payment for exactly a 1/3rd of the nn lp and nothing to do with the big Pay In Three thing on the pp homepage)

koogs, Friday, 2 September 2022 11:13 (nine months ago) link

I launched a new label today, electronic music where each record is made according to specific rules/parameters:

Kicking it off myself but I'm really excited about the next few records in the pipeline, I finally got to force my much-more-talented friends to actually finish something. :)

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 2 September 2022 15:11 (nine months ago) link

This is a cool idea, Jordan & I'm enjoying what you've done with it so far. Limitations will set you free!

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Friday, 2 September 2022 21:50 (nine months ago) link

Thank you!

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 2 September 2022 22:18 (nine months ago) link


because jfc i'm frustrated rn


i'm signed in on my fan account and all i can see is the wishlist button. when i press it, it says that i'll get an email about how to add the album to my collection but the email never comes. i'm still able to do it via the mobile website but it just seems to defeat the purpose of the app.

this app is making me feel stupid.

ミ💙🅟 🅛 🅤 🅡 🅜 🅑💙彡 (Austin), Monday, 12 September 2022 04:50 (eight months ago) link

it might not be possible, deliberately so - doesn't Apple demand a cut from any purchases made via apps?

koogs, Monday, 12 September 2022 06:04 (eight months ago) link

Bandcamp should have a day where 100% of their cut from that day's transactions goes toward improving the Bandcamp app on both platforms.

doug watson, Monday, 12 September 2022 10:50 (eight months ago) link

There are certain albums that, for whatever reason, can be wishlisted but not purchased through the app. It's something I've encountered from time to time since at least 2018.

Sonned by a comedy podcast after a dairy network beef (bernard snowy), Monday, 12 September 2022 11:57 (eight months ago) link

yep- frustration all around. I

ミ💙🅟 🅛 🅤 🅡 🅜 🅑💙彡 (Austin), Monday, 12 September 2022 15:19 (eight months ago) link

…I actually ran into a few albums last night that straight up said “unavailable for purchase on the app”

sorry about the fragmented post there. posting from my iPod touch and trying to exist with fat guy fingers🫠

ミ💙🅟 🅛 🅤 🅡 🅜 🅑💙彡 (Austin), Monday, 12 September 2022 15:22 (eight months ago) link


new obsidian blue and yes: it's an absolute beauty.

(super vibed out instrumental hiphop. boom it in your jeep.)

ミ💙🅟 🅛 🅤 🅡 🅜 🅑💙彡 (Austin), Wednesday, 14 September 2022 16:56 (eight months ago) link

I am loving this album - its on Dean Blunt's label I think? No info about them other than that they are London based.

Its got that late night blank wonky indie sound that Blunt has. "Rear Window Rider" is a malevolent lil' number

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Thursday, 15 September 2022 15:57 (eight months ago) link

yeh great record

nxd, Thursday, 15 September 2022 18:39 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Benefit album available today (only); some good/big names on the tracklist:

Good Music to Ensure Safe Abortion Access to All is a compilation made up entirely of previously unreleased recordings from some of the most important names in music today. The album features never-before-heard new songs, covers, remixes, live versions, and unreleased demos from incredible artists across many genres. The collection is available exclusively for 24 hours only via Bandcamp TODAY Friday, October 7

Linkin Bio (morrisp), Friday, 7 October 2022 14:17 (eight months ago) link

Technically my music is free if you choose to pay nothing, but anything you do pay is donated to social justice/mutual aid/bail funds, any day:

Soundslike, Saturday, 8 October 2022 03:51 (eight months ago) link

Stuff I bought this Bandcamp Friday:

Writhing, Of Earth & Flesh (debut album by an Australian death metal band)
Al Wootton, Forest Trilogy (ambient/dubby techno inspired by the woods)
Les Rallizes Dénudés, '77 Live (CD reissue, pre-order of November release)
Kevin Richard Martin, Downtown (ambient-ish stuff)
Blockdata, Entropy (sound-design-ish electronic stuff, pre-order of late October release)
Submerged, Fury (heavy, industrial-ish drum 'n' bass, pre-order of December release)

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 8 October 2022 16:26 (eight months ago) link

My list was...a bit long.

FWIW, my own happy insanity:

— Ned Raggett (@NedRaggett) October 8, 2022

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 8 October 2022 16:57 (eight months ago) link

Not unsurprisingly, my more modest purchases--but some really good stuff:

Soundslike, Saturday, 8 October 2022 18:57 (eight months ago) link

Question about bandcamp etiquette, asking for folks on both sides of the transaction - what's a reasonable time to wait for a Bandcamp order before following up with the artist/label about the status? 95% of my physical Bandcamp orders are super quick and efficient with helpful shipping notices, but every now and then I order something that just kind of goes silent. I have the utmost understanding of how hard things are for artists and I don't want to be a pain in the ass, trying to feel out the best time to check in without being a pestering drag.

Specific case in point, I ordered some back catalog albums from a specific artist and the confirmation gave me the standard "estimated to ship" and "arrive no later than" dates. In this case, I'm about two days past the latter and not so much as a shipping update. Reasonable to send a friendly inquiry at this point?

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 12 October 2022 19:38 (seven months ago) link

absolutely reasonable

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 12 October 2022 21:37 (seven months ago) link

Thanks, I sent an email and got a good response. I'm just always wary of being a pestering punisher especially to these smaller artists trying to juggle everything.

As a related note, wanted to shout out two really good experiences with this stuff - a) ordered the new Peel Dream Magazine from Slumberland and got a shipping notice 15 minutes later, I know this just means they clicked 'print' on a shipping label, but still surprisingly fast; b) ordered something from White Hills and they sent me a nice email about how they are currently on tour and will ship when they get back home, appreciated to get that kind of update.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 14 October 2022 15:53 (seven months ago) link

Nothing about your previous post suggested in any way that you were a pestering punisher, so if the tone of your email was half as thoughtful as your post, I don't think you have anything to worry about. I think too often people enter into these discussions with a siege mentality - "where's my goddamn record, dipshits?" - which, unsurprisingly, doesn't tend to get results.

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 14 October 2022 16:03 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

Not to turn this into a bandcamp complaints department but most labels, when you order multiple items from them, give you a break on the shipping costs when you buy more, like the first item might be $5 shipping but then they add just a buck or two for each individual item. Not Season of Mist though, they throw the full shipping charge at you for each and every single item in your cart.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 9 December 2022 15:26 (six months ago) link

Also NTTTIABCD but does anyone know why some albums don't have the option to add them to your wishlist?

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Friday, 9 December 2022 15:54 (six months ago) link

xpost that seems like that has to be them being too stupid to know how to set it up? I would hope so at least.

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Friday, 9 December 2022 16:55 (six months ago) link

when you set the shipping cost for 1 unit, theres another field where you have to set the shipping cost for additional units. you cant leave it blank, so i'd assume its a deliberate decision, imo.

waste of compute (One Eye Open), Friday, 9 December 2022 17:14 (six months ago) link

It's annoying and this is literally the first label I've encountered it, but in the end I didn't even end up buying the one CD I wanted (the new Woods of Desolation) because, even though it was released today, it sold out completely in the half hour that I stepped away from my desk.

Sigh, hardly unique to Bandcamp, but I miss the days when you didn't have to pre-order an album the second it gets announced.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 9 December 2022 19:15 (six months ago) link

xp Free downloads can't be wishlisted, but is there anything else that can't be wishlisted?

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Friday, 9 December 2022 19:18 (six months ago) link

Ah, thanks, maybe that's it...
I'll keep an eye out for next time I come across it...

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Friday, 9 December 2022 23:35 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

The fantastic Bongo Joe label have just put out a NYP comp of contemporary Turkish psych artists with proceeds going to aid victims of the recent earthquake:

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Friday, 17 February 2023 18:51 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

I don't know where to put this fabulous neo-classical piano release so I am putting it here:

Perverted By Linguiça (sleeve), Wednesday, 5 April 2023 16:12 (two months ago) link

And also while this thread is revived, please give your voice to this effort:

Further, per this week's meeting and follow-up notes, they're encouraging (polite, obviously) emails to ethan @ bandcamp . com to protest their hiring of a union-busting firm. More information via this thread:

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 April 2023 16:34 (two months ago) link

(And of course, Bandcamp Friday in two days.)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 April 2023 16:34 (two months ago) link

Yuck. The union busting thing sucks...

Does anyone know how to turn OFF a genre in the music feed?
I selected to get alerts for DUB, but it's not much dub reggae, and tons of stoner techno, some of which might be fun, but too many alerts, and I can't get it to stop....

(I'm on the mobile app...)

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Wednesday, 5 April 2023 16:39 (two months ago) link

lovely record, sleeve

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 5 April 2023 17:45 (two months ago) link

thanks, yeah I really dig it

Perverted By Linguiça (sleeve), Wednesday, 5 April 2023 17:47 (two months ago) link

I'll throw this onto the pile, because I'm actually really proud of how it turned out. My first-ever "real" CD, a 2CD set in fact, compiling the three albums and one EP I released digital-only in 2022:

Soundslike, Friday, 7 April 2023 13:15 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

really bizarre thing is I bought the new Grave Desecrator off of what appears to be a REALLY tiny label selling it, but it's legit their album to sell as this was linked from articles written about the band. I decided to buy a cd copy and just listen to the digital until it arrived, since it's coming overseas, but after the purchase, I notice only one of the 10 songs is downloadable. but it's not a situation where it's a new release that the artist hadn't 'released' yet, it shows as released and available.

so I message the label to ask where the other digital tracks are, and I get a response from them almost immediately from the guy saying he isn't 'allowed' to post digital at this time (???) and he points me to a Youtube link where the full album is.

is there ever a scenario where a label on Bandcamp legal wouldn't be allowed to share digital files if they had the rights to distribute the album? I have no idea how this works. Bandcamp told them though that they needed to provide digital copies of the files since it's what they are advertising.

the manwich horror (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 02:33 (three weeks ago) link

meanwhile I ain't looking to take any money from the band, I just want what i paid for! and a youtube ain't it.

the manwich horror (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 02:33 (three weeks ago) link

I bought a Spacemen 3 disc from Bandcamp where there was no digital copy offered for rights reasons. But I’m not sure of the details. It was when they were trying to bypass their shitty former manager I think.

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 02:48 (three weeks ago) link

is there ever a scenario where a label on Bandcamp legal wouldn't be allowed to share digital files if they had the rights to distribute the album? I have no idea how this works.

Yes. I've bought some reissues of Japanese jazz albums where the reissuing label only negotiated the rights for physical product, so I didn't get a download with my purchase. Or sometimes they won't have the rights to everything, so for example you'll buy a 2CD set with 15 tracks and only get a download of, like, nine.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 03:11 (three weeks ago) link

my guess is maybe that happened, but the label mistakenly listed their album as CD + full digital rather than CD only (which I have seen on a few bandcamp albums).

the manwich horror (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 03:16 (three weeks ago) link

The last Stereolab "Switched On" comp had the tracks from Lo-Fi on the CDs but not the digital purchase.

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 04:29 (three weeks ago) link

A few years ago this French label Transversales released a Philip Glass album on vinyl via Bandcamp that included a download code. It was sold out on their Bandcamp site by the time I heard about it, but I was able to find a copy through a distributor. However, copies sold via distributors didn't include a download code. So I emailed Transversales asking for a code but they told me they didn't have digital rights, only physical rights. I didn't, and still don't, understand why, if they didn't have digital rights, they were able to include a download code with copies purchased from their Bandcamp. (It's still available from them on digital.)

lord of the rongs (anagram), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 12:28 (three weeks ago) link

Whenever I get a vinyl release with no download code, I email the label with a photo of me holding the vinyl.

over 50% of the time they send me a BC code, which is great as I use BC as a streaming service for purchases and wishlist.

but sometimes there are strange rights issues, where they send a google drive download, instead of BC, as they dont have digital rights, some just ignore me.

Transversales, might have the right to include a code with every purchase but not be allowed to sell, however you say they are selling digital copies as well.

rights management is pretty opaque, you might just have to poney up to buy the digital, keeping an eye on sales/discounts. I've done that a few times when it was buy again or nothing.

my opinionation (Hamildan), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 15:00 (three weeks ago) link

couple of years ago, trevor jackson was selling off 2 * 2cd promo compilations of his Underdog remixes via bandcamp.
no digital at all for any of that stuff, yet, the releases are still listed in my Bandcamp listings in Sonos.

sometimes i have seen some labels put £999.99 for a digital file of a limited 7" single (for example).
no idea if the 7" came with an actual digital code.

mark e, Tuesday, 16 May 2023 15:05 (three weeks ago) link

Bandcamp confirmed, while trying to resolve the issue for me, that they no longer support selling of cds without free digital download attached. that I didn't know, but the wording made it seem like a recent change.

the manwich horror (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 16 May 2023 17:39 (three weeks ago) link

That’s weird, bcuz as was pointed out upthread, often labels (especially reissue labels) have the physical but not the digital rights — these would be small labels, mostly, why not let them sell physical product through BC?

The land of dreams and endless remorse (hardcore dilettante), Thursday, 18 May 2023 22:15 (three weeks ago) link

It does seem weird not to offer this anymore

the manwich horror (Neanderthal), Thursday, 18 May 2023 22:47 (three weeks ago) link

i’m assuming not for eg this

Fizzles, Friday, 19 May 2023 06:11 (three weeks ago) link

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