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Bandcamp? QUESTIONS for users of it

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:07 pm
by funsongs
At one of the Mentor lunches, using bandcamp to showcase/sell songs (singles, or more than one at a time) came up as a suggested outlet.
QUESTIONS:
Did you read the entire text of the terms of agreement before you agreed to them? :? :shock: (who really reads all that stuff? other than a lawyer's assistant?)
Are you certain you did not encumber your tracks for future use in a licensing deal or with a library/publisher?
What else did you do to promote your music via this site?

In advance, thanks.

Re: Bandcamp? QUESTIONS for users of it

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:55 am
by VanderBoegh
Yo Peter! I'm just chiming in here to tell ya I've got nothing, haha. I've never used Bandcamp, and don't know the first thing about it. I do know a handful of people locally who use that service, but am not sure I know of many Taxi folks who use it.

Personally - aside from the few CD's from my college years that are still for sale on CD Baby - I've only got one song that is purchasable by the general public. I used a site called "Sellfy" for it (http://www.sellfy.com). They let you sell digital products and assign your own price. Can't remember what their cut of the pie is though.... I think they cater primarily to tangible goods & the home-based retail business model, but you can put music on their too. And from what I remember, since they're not a music-specific site, there aren't any contractual problems with music libraries. Here's how it looks for my one song: https://sellfy.com/p/kuey/

Just another option to consider, if nothing else.

~~Matt