Free/"Name Your Price" Bandcamp Album Compendium

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A friend of friends of mine just passed away. His stuff is good:
https://vows1.bandcamp.com/album/vows-2

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Friday, 27 October 2017 14:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

mentioned on the post-fahey thread, but this is great: https://deathisnot.bandcamp.com/album/fayet

tylerw, Friday, 27 October 2017 14:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

the excellent "weird times" by matt jencik is free/name your price today only for halloween: https://mattjencik.bandcamp.com/. highly recommended if you're interested in drone music at all.

na (NA), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

One thing I don't understand about Bandcamp. Why does anyone pay for any of the music if everything - I ever saw on there - was streamable for free? Just to download the mp3 and have a file on the computer?

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 30 April 2018 17:59 (three months ago) Permalink

to download the MP3 in case it ever goes away, and/or to support the artist

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Monday, 30 April 2018 18:10 (three months ago) Permalink

at least once I've streamed something on BC a couple of times and then been informed I couldn't anymore without purchasing the album--not sure how standard that is though

rob, Monday, 30 April 2018 18:13 (three months ago) Permalink

The artist/label can set that, I'm pretty sure.

Also DJs still need downloads, which is why I really like Bandcamp for dance music.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 30 April 2018 18:35 (three months ago) Permalink

Ok then but what I don't like is that you cannot download single songs (or can you?). On the other hand I like the album approach (in theory). I am torn in between the past and present.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 30 April 2018 19:26 (three months ago) Permalink

You can! Just click on the track and it should open its own page, with a track-level price.

Although I have seen some jazz artists in particular making power moves where only a couple of the tracks are streaming, and so you have to buy the album to hear the rest.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 30 April 2018 19:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Why does anyone pay for any of the music if everything - I ever saw on there - was streamable for free?

because they care about the artist

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 30 April 2018 22:53 (three months ago) Permalink

i mean why leave money in the hat of a street performer? you could use that money to pay your comcast bill. im sure they will appreciate it just as much.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 30 April 2018 23:00 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

BC has lossless album downloads (my preferred listening). I buy an album and support an artist I like rather than giving money to marketers.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 18 June 2018 06:27 (two months ago) Permalink

I wish Bandcamp would offer Chromecast support. They claimed it was in the offing a couple of years ago but still nothing.

millmeister, Monday, 18 June 2018 10:15 (two months ago) Permalink


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