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Bandcamp is an ecosystem; this guide explains how that can help your music grow

Bandcamp can work best when you’re both an artist and a fan on the platform. And if you care about actually connected with people, that’s a big deal. I’ve again teamed up with Riemann Kollektion to develop free tutorial material. It’s pretty fitting I think that this falls on Valentine’s Day. I remember a favorite grade school ritual was getting a shoebox and then spreading as many cute affectionate notecards to everyone in the class. (Definitely, you wanted some candy taped to it for bonus ...
Tags: Business, Music, Guides, Stories, Riemann, Bandcamp, Florian, Florian Meindl, Riemann Kollektion

In quarantined China, concerts and clubs are going online as a safe place to meet

Even in the capital Beijing, once-crowded streets are now empty, as the 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak forces people at home. The solution for live musicians: turn to streaming. Streaming was already a popular hangout for Chinese musicians and artists across the region, before the viral shutdown of public space. That already included experimental artists looking to reach one another in their niche. The difference is, now online interaction in China is essential because people are effectively...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Music, Usa, China, Africa, Experimental, Trends, Tech, Web, Online, Beijing, West, Shanghai, Stories

Welcome to Hell: the marvelous, mad musical instruments of Ewa Justka

Some people claim electronic music is the work of the devil. Inventor Ewa Justka creates things that could actually prove it. Ewa is a Glasgow, Scotland UK-based, Polish-born sound artist, musician, and inventor. She can bang her way through a raw techno set, she can blind you wish flashing lights driven by homemade circuits, or she can open a gateway to evil realms in unbridled noise – all of this at festivals like CTM, Unsound, Insomnia, and Sonic Acts. But she also builds fantastic instrum...
Tags: Facebook, Space, Music, UK, London, Electronics, Etsy, Russia, Tech, Punk, Noise, Moscow, Glasgow, Lithuania, British Embassy, Kits

Alternate African Reality: reorient your listening with this terrific electronic compilation

Don’t miss out on music – speaking of getting Africa back on your listening list, here’s an extraordinary, wide-reaching compilation of some of the most adventurous sounds from Africa and the diaspora. Africa, it goes without saying, is a big place – uh, really big, 30.3 million km² or so, even before you get into artists moving elsewhere. (To , “you just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but th...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Music, London, Berlin, Africa, Experimental, Blogs, Uganda, Belgium, Cape Town, Congo, Togo, Labels, Don, Joseph

Vanity – “Anticlimax”

The Vanity who released a song called "Anticlimax" today is not the Vanity who died in 2016, the late pop star and Prince protégé. This Vanity is a Brooklyn rock band whose Bandcamp tags include "glam," "punk," and "Stones," with a lead guitarist who used to be in Rik & The … More »
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Bandcamp, Vanity

DJ T-1000’s Generator revived from reel-to-reels, and more Detroit back catalogs

Here’s another great Bandcamp phenomenon – digital reissues. And for a Detroit techno throwback, where better to start than this DJ T-1000/Generator remaster – and two big back catalogs, while we’re at it? Step back in time to 1992. TXC-1 EP by DJ T-1000 DJ T-1000 aka Alan Oldham paired up with Ethan Nep Sevy (see also his band Code Industry) to form the label Generator. The result: an epic, delicious duo called TXC-1 (say it “toxic,” like Britney Spears). Alan was a key figure in the...
Tags: Music, Japan, Usa, Berlin, Stories, Alan, Detroit, Don, Kelli, Bandcamp, Acacia, John Morrison, Acid, K HAND, Alan Oldham, Detroit-techno

Here’s how to add proper dark themes for Ableton Live, SoundCloud, embrace darkness

Dark themes are all the rage these days, from phones to desktop OSes. Now it’s time for stuff you use every day to go properly to black, too – hello Ableton Live and SoundCloud. Ultra Dark. And you can grok what I’m listening to on SoundCloud, as well. Yes, I go and then buy stuff from Bandcamp et al. Okay, dark themes actually have inspired some controversy when it comes to usability and even eye fatigue. But it’s pretty understandable why they’re using in music. Let’s face it – we’re...
Tags: Firefox, Themes, Music, Berlin, Evil, Tech, Web, Software, Hacks, Stories, Soundcloud, Black, Stockholm, Vivaldi, Ableton-live, Music Tech

Shorties (The 2020 International Dublin Literary Award Longlist, New Music from Wolf Parade, and more)

The 2020 International Dublin Literary Award longlist has been announced. Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Anuradha Roy, Tayari Jones, Claire Fuller, Trent Dalton, Jordy Rosenberg, Willy Vlautin, Dara Horn, Ahmed Saadawi, Patrick deWitt, Akwaeki Emezi, Amitava Kumar, Gina Apostol, Edward Carey, Jonathan Coe, Oyinkan Brathwaite, Ottessa Moshfegh, Stephen Markley, Caoilinn Hughes, Simon Mawer, Ling Ma, Gael Faye, Benedict Wells, Rebecca Makkai, Rebecca Kauffman, Sar...
Tags: Music, Face, Stephen King, David, Michael Chabon, Dublin, Will Oldham, Brooklynvegan, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Iowa City, Bandcamp, Lindy West, Mose Allison, Helen Phillips, Joan Shelley, Chicago Review of Books

Shorties (John Lithgow on His New Trump-Themed Poetry Collection, Neil Young on His New Album, and more)

John Lithgow discussed his book of Trump-themed poetry, Dumpty, at The Hill. “In a way it was a relief to just concentrate on witty language,” Lithgow tells ITK. “Doing sort of handsprings with language and wit with rhyme and meter is the perfect response, for one thing, the debasement of language in this administration. I thought I’ll just concentrate on being as clever and creating the snappiest rhymes I possibly can to just captivate people, make them laugh in spite of themselves.” Nei...
Tags: Music, Beck, Neil Young, David, Brooklyn, Nba, John Lithgow, Janis Joplin, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Haaretz, World Cafe, Bobby McGee, The Hill, George Takei

This month is a meteor shower of great music; Objekt compiles a list to get you started

It’s the simplest social media revolution ever – bombard the Internets with music tips, not trolling. Objekt tweeted out his latest Bandcamp haul, and let me just add – “aye, sir.” Producers are opting out of the sticky ooze of streaming, algorithms, and industry muck, choosing instead to find music the old-fashioned way – hey, here’s a list of stuff I found. And there’s a concerted effort among even big-name festival headliners to promote paying for downloads, with a decided emphasis on fan-...
Tags: Music, Berlin, Philippines, Shanghai, Artists, Stories, Listening, Riga, Experimental-music, Bandcamp, OHM, Blawan, Objekt, Loraine james, Failed Units, Gooooose

Around VCV Rack modular community, eclectic flowing sounds

A funny thing happened on the way to the VCV Rack forum. In a paradigm many still stubbornly imagine as chin scratching noise, software modular makers are producing beautiful, liquid electronic sounds. The latest fruits of these labors can be heard in volume 3 of the Switched On Rack series. Actually forget that this has anything to do with software at all – what you get is really a perfectly gorgeous compilation of experimental sounds, lush textures, expansive ambient music, intelligent rhyt...
Tags: Music, Berlin, Tech, Software, Iowa, Kent, Underground, Awesomeness, Music Tech, Free As In Freedom, Eurorack, Bandcamp, Kent Williams, Patching, Compilations, Various artists

Introduction to the dark, cinematic, and magickal music microgenre of Dungeon Synth

I love it when the name of a musical genre gives you an instantaneous understanding of what it is. (See "Mallwave.") Until today, I hadn't heard of the Dungeon Synth microgenre but instantly had a visceral understanding of it. From The B-Side: A microgenre found at the mysterious intersection of old-school electronic music, synthesizer-based movie and video game soundtracks, and second-wave black metal, dungeon synth is quite a strange place to be. Melancholy, lo-fidelity, synthesizer albu...
Tags: Video, News, Bandcamp

DIY Musicians Now Earn More Than $2 Billion A Year

DIY musicians now in earn more than $2 billion a year from recorded music, music publishing income, live performance fees, merchandise sales and other income Music industry analysts MIDiA recently estimated that DIY and self releasing artists earned $643 million in recorded music revenue in 2018. In a new Rolling Stone piece, MBW's Tim Ingram looked at more recent data from DIY distributors including Tunecore, CD Baby, DistroKid and Ditto and added $100 million in DIY publishing revenue, t...
Tags: Music, Rolling Stone, Bruce Houghton, Bandcamp, TuneCore, Bandzoogle, Tim Ingram

BUSINESS OF INDIE: IMPEL Names CEO • AIM @ Midem • Bandcamp To Press Vinyl • Position Signs Franti • More

In this new edition of the Business Of Indie , IMPEL (Independent Music Publishers’ E-Licensing Collective) names a CEO, AIM shares discount passes and its Hack Midem Academy, Bandcamp takes the risk out of pressing vinyl for indie artists and labels. Michael Franti signs with Position Music and much, much more news from the wild and wonderful world of independent music. Like Hypebot's More News  section,  The Business Of Indie  is nestled under its own  Indie tab at the top of ...
Tags: Music, Diy, Music Industry, Aim, Indie, Musicians, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Bandcamp, Michael Franti, Midem, Impel, Diy Musicians, Independent Labels

Bandcamp are pressing vinyls for artists and labels now

Bandcamp’s platform for independent artists and labels is getting a bit more physical with a new vinyl pressing service. Bandcamp provides a streaming platform and digital store for artists and labels to easily share their music with fans and the world. Their store lets uploaders choose to add merch and physical copies to their releases but now they want to open up the wonderful (and thriving) world of vinyl music to independent artists and labels. Bandcamp announced the new service las...
Tags: Music, Featured, Artists, Vinyl, Streaming, Vinyl Records, Independent, Labels, Artist / Label News, Digital Music, Bandcamp, Pressing

#1 Mistake In Modern Music Marketing and How To Avoid It

The most common mistake in modern music marketing is both frustrating to fans and deprives artists of precious plays. It is also very easy to avoid. "I’d say one of the most misunderstood marketing essentials, even in 2019, is that marketers tend to simply direct listeners to a single track on a streaming service," says Cindy James, VP of streaming and playlist strategy at Island Records. "The problem is that if the user who clicks on the link isn’t a premium subscriber of that service...
Tags: Music, James, Bruce Houghton, Bandcamp, Linkfire, Cindy James VP

Now ‘AI’ takes on writing death metal, country music hits, more

Machine learning is synthesizing death metal. It might make your death metal radio DJ nervous – but it could also mean music software works with timbre and time in new ways. That news – plus some comical abuse of neural networks for writing genre-specific lyrics in genres like country – next. Okay, first, whether this makes you urgently want to hear machine learning death metal or it drives you into a rage, either way you’ll want the death metal stream. And yes, it’s a totally live stream – yo...
Tags: Amazon, Programming, Spotify, Music, Future, Tech, Research, Analysis, Code, Software, Punk, Stories, Manhattan, Ai, Open-source, Brian Eno

Bandcamp Adds No-Risk Vinyl Pressing via Pirate Press

Bandcamp is expanding its commitment to vinyl with a new offering that eliminates upfront costs for artists and labels. Vinyl on the popular independent music destination has grown 600% in the last 5 years, with 3,500 unique vinyl albums added to the site each month. The new service eliminates all risk, with fan orders financing the pressing, and eliminates hassle with Bandcamp and its partner Pirate Press handling the printing, pressing and shipping to fans. The artist and label retains...
Tags: Music, Youtube, Czech Republic, Bruce Houghton, Eric, Emeryville, Guthrie, Christian Scott, Mueller, Bandcamp, Jim Guthrie, Mesarthim, Pirate Press, Juliette Jade, Bandcamp Juliette

Insignificant Other – “I’m So Glad I Feel This Way About You”

Insignificant Other has been around for a bit -- leader Sim Morales has been uploading quiet and contemplative demos to Bandcamp, primarily played on ukulele, since 2014 -- but the band, which has roots in Gainesville but is now based out of Alabama, is only now gearing up to release their debut album, … More »
Tags: Music, Alabama, Premiere, Gainesville, Bandcamp, Insignificant Other, Sim Morales

Experimental Ukrainian music, through a looking glass

April is a generous month for fans of unusual Ukrainian compilations – now having covered new braindance from the country, we’re directed by readers to another set, giving a tour of experimentalism and electronic composition. Flaming Pines is a wonderful label for experimental music, also setting up its virtual home on Bandcamp, that last best hope for underground digital downloads and physical releases. Check their full catalog for adventurous sounds from 9T Antiope (great stuff) to Kate Carr...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Inspiration, Experimental, Ukraine, Paypal, Artists, Sydney, Stories, Ambient, Listening, Underground, Labels, Composition, Bandcamp

From Ukraine, a compilation to resist normality and go braindance

The letters titling the release spell out, in Cyrllic, “sh**s.” And more than just another dull compilation, this collection of tracks is a statement – in opposition to commercialism and homogeny, in favor of “braindance” weirdness. The earnest voices of the ШЩЦ creators intone their explanation in an ‘intro’ track you get with the download. “We have power to … make it not commercial, to make it true, to make it native,” they explain – “emotional music, true music from true people.” 23 artists...
Tags: Music, UK, Ukraine, Artists, Indie, Stories, Dvd, Listening, Underground, Labels, IDM, Bandcamp, Heaton, Electronica, Kyiv, Electronic-music

Tools For Managing Music Merch

Being an artist is hard enough without having to manage the mini-department store that is your merch - luckily there are a number of tools out there designed to lessen the headache of keeping up with orders and streamlining sales. _____________________________ Guest post by Tarryn Meyers of Symphonic If you’re an artist, you’re probably pretty busy. You’re touring. You’re working on new music. You’re promoting a new release. Whatever it is, chances are managing your merch is...
Tags: Google, Music, Soundscan, Bandcamp, Big Cartel, Bandcamp Bandcamp, Big Cartel Big Cartel, Tarryn Meyers, PayPal Merch Cat, Merch Merch, Nielson Soundscan, Bandcamp for Artists Labels

How To Make The Most Of A Song, Album Premier

It's a cutthroat industry out there, and when time comes for you to throw your hat in the ring and release new music, it's up to you to do everything you can to maximize its impact. Here several industry experts weigh in on what artists must do to capitalize on 'premiere culture' as it functions today. ______________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix With competition fiercer than ever, you need to be sure your next premiere has a meaningful impact. How did ...
Tags: Music, Marketing, Earth, Guest Post, Musicians, Youtube Video, James Rhodes, Rhodes, Music Business, Bandcamp, Substream Magazine, D.I.Y, Publishing & Songwriting, Logan White, James Shotwell, Molly Hudelson

ZVI Delivers Limited Run New Single, "Dear Pink" and Covers Portishead's "Undenied" (premiere)

None ZVI is the far-reaching solo project of Ron Varod (Kayo Dot, Sabbath Assembly, Psalm Zero) and will release the album Deer Pink this spring via Nefarious Industries. But before that happens, ZVI brings forth an extremely limited 7" single (out February 22) with the LP's title track on the A-side and a cover of Portishead's "Undenied" on the flip. One of the 100 copies may be ordered via Bandcamp or Nefarious Industries."Dear Pink" builds slowly, moving us from passages that threaten to fad...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Experimental, Brooklyn, Portland, San Diego, Premiere, Seattle Wa, Queens NY, Bandcamp, Kayo Dot, Portishead, Zvi, Ron Varod, Buchla

DIY Crowdfunding For Musicians: A PledgeMusic Alternative

Crowdfunding has become a well tested fundraising tool, particualrly for independent musicians. But the ongoing troubles at PledgeMusic have led many to look for alternative approaches. Tommy Stalknecht, the CEO of Spotify music distribution app Single surveys the current music crowdfunding landscape and offers a well tested direct-to fan alternative. ___________________________________   By CEO Tommy Stalknecht and the team at Single Crowdfunding platforms proudly define themselv...
Tags: Music, Pledge, Shopify, Bruce Houghton, Bandcamp, Shopify Shopify, Tommy Stalknecht

All Your Sources Of Music Revenue And How To Collect It

For musicians, diversity of income is key, and you should pulling in revenue from a variety of sources, but some artists aren't even aware what all these sources are, much less how to actually cash in on them. __________________________ By Chris Robley of CD Baby from the DIY Musician  blog As a musician, you should be collecting money from MANY income streams. Do you know what they are? Royalties. Earnings. Income. Revenue. Scratch. Bones. Loot. Notes. Moolah. Dough. There...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Youtube, US, Paypal, Maine, Guest Post, Shopify, Ascap, LA Times, Chris Robley, Bandcamp, YouTube Facebook, SoundExchange, YouTube FaceBook Instagram, Performing Rights Organization

Bandcamp Is Opening A Physical Record Store Next Month

The store will open in Oakland, CA on February 1. The post Bandcamp Is Opening A Physical Record Store Next Month appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Oakland CA, Bandcamp, Fuck Yes

Bandcamp Opens Brick and Mortar Record Store and Performance Space - A Look Inside

Bandcamp is opening a record shop and performance space in Oakland, California on February 1st.  The store will feature a rotating selection of 99 records that showcase "the diversity and design" of the five million available on Bandcamp. The store will also host free, all-ages shows as part of an upcoming video series. Bandcamp is also partnering with local organizations like the Oakland School for the Arts, Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, and Transgender Law Center to host music-focu...
Tags: Music, Bruce Houghton, Oakland California, Bandcamp, Oakland School, Broadway OAKLAND, Mortar Record Store, Arts Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, Bells Atlas Sol Development Queens D Light Jazz, MJ 's Brass Boppers, Richard Morgenstein

Best Of The 2018 Best Of Lists [Glenn Peoples]

In this meta-curated piece, Glenn Peoples selects from the top "Best Of" lists which began rolling out after Thanksgiving to bring us some of the highlights from other writers' top 2018 music highlights. ___________________________ Guest post by Glenn Peoples from Medium They highlighted the best music of the year. I’m highlighting the best highlights of the year in music. I’ll keep the introduction brief. Here is a list of the best of the year-end “best of” lists...
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Atlantic, Guest Post, New York Times, Nyt, Nashville, John Coltrane, Npr, Drake, Jupiter, Rolling Stone, Mariah Carey, Elvis, Liz Phair, Forbes

LÜM’s Music Discovery App Aims to Help Emerging Artists Find Fans

The music streaming wars are far from over. While big players like Spotify, Apple, and Amazon fight to make their music apps the go-to option for listening to the latest hit tracks from well-known artists such as Beyoncé, Drake, and Mumford & Sons, young startups still see room in the market for new services to help people discover and share music.Like with any consumer tech product, the question is whether these upstarts have what it takes to build a loyal following—and a sustainable business—...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Music, Trends, Tech, Vc, Music Streaming, Tencent, Wisconsin, Streaming, Twitch, Soundcloud

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