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Bandcamp has announced a new live streaming platform for indie artists and labels

By CLTure News

November 17, 2020

Bandcamp, the online music company announced Bandcamp Live, a new ticketed live streaming service for artists and musicians to connect with their fans. Co-founder Ethan Diamond wrote in a post on Tuesday that the live feature will be fully integrated with the rest of Bandcamp: 

“Bandcamp Live is simple to set up, even if you’ve never streamed before….This has several benefits: we automatically notify your fans when you announce a show, it’s easy to buy a ticket since so many people already have a Bandcamp account and saved credit card, and new buyers become your followers. You can also showcase your music and merchandise right alongside your stream in a virtual merch table.”

via Bandcamp.com

Bandcamp Live will also offer a chat option where fans can discuss the performance in a forum with a moderator picked by the artist or band. Diamond assures that pricing will be transparent, with the band or artist setting the price, and a flat 10% fee that will be waived during the introductory period through March 31, 2021. 

While it’s not certain when live concerts will return nationwide, Bandcamp has made efforts throughout the pandemic to help stimulate the music economy for independent artists and labels. Their Bandcamp Fridays have raised $35 million in addition to the $126 million fans have paid artists on the platform since the pandemic began according to the website. 

You can learn more about streaming on Bandcamp Live here

Here’s a look at the first scheduled Bandcamp Live shows: 

Nov. 17: David Allred
Nov. 20: Chris Farren
Nov. 21: Brin
Dec. 4: Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti
Dec. 4: Madison McFerrin
Dec. 5: Hanna Mia
Dec. 10: Butcher Brown
Dec. 10: (Liv).e
Dec 10: Eyedress
Dec. 12: Frente Cumbiero
Dec. 12: Aroma
Dec. 13: Bobby Oroza
Dec. 17: Demae
Dec. 18: Dezron Douglas and Brandee Younger
Dec. 21: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Feb. 13: Moaning
Feb. 27: Cloud Nothings
TBD: Hatchie
TBD: Pedro the Lion
TBD: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
TBD: Genevieve Artadi
TBD: Surprise Chef

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