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Associate Member Spotlight: Bandcamp

Bandcamp Update:

Sales of physical merchandise (t-shirts, vinyl, CDs, cassettes, tickets, posters, etc.) grew at a phenomenal rate on Bandcamp in 2016. Vinyl sales grew 48%, cassettes were up 58%, and even CD sales grew 14%. All of these increases followed significant leaps in 2015. It’s clear that fans like to buy merch from Bandcamp, so we’ve recently launched new features to make it easier for labels and artists to sell more merch, and cheaper for fans to buy.

Our new advanced shipping features enables shipping from multiple sources to ensure that fans get the cheapest possible shipping rate according to their location (who wants to pay $25 to ship that $20 LP?) We’ve also added more granular shipping destination options, and enabled editing of shipping prices across entire catalogs. In addition, if you use Shipstation to collate orders from your own site and other stores, you can now automatically pull your Bandcamp orders into Shipstation, too.

Advanced shipping is just one of several new features we’ve added in the last 12 months, others include: content delivery via DDEX, label subscriptions, exclusive embeds, integration with Sonos, chart reporting in more territories. In addition, the Bandcamp Daily, our editorial arm covering music on the site, continues to grow its reach and influence.

If you have any questions about these features please do not hesitate to get in touch with Andrew Jervis: [email protected]

About Bandcamp: Bandcamp is a thriving global music community where fans discover new artists, intimately connect with them, and directly compensate them for their work. Bandcamp’s mission is to provide all artists with a fair and sustainable platform to distribute their music directly to their fans, and to give fans easy ways to directly support the artists they love. To date, fans have used Bandcamp to send $204 million to artists and labels, around $5.6million in the last 30 days alone.

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
For information about how to join our community, see here.