I just want you guys to know that the multiple *years* I've had my music on Spotify and iTunes have still made me less money than the first two weeks of the same albums on Bandcamp.
Please support artists directly if you can.
@Lystrialle wow you get that much from them? I’ve never gotten a meaningful payout from streaming services at all.
@Lystrialle The streaming royalties are miserable (legalized piracy), but also the Bandcamp community is much more committed to *buy* and support music.
> CC-BY-NC 3.0
I love it when artists not only release their work DRM-free but also choose free culture licenses
@amolith I started getting into music making because of cover and remix culture and myself know it's not like such things are easy to do, so it'd be wrong if I didn't promote it myself!
The list goes on.
So when people tell me "oh, you really need to use Bandcamp instead of Spotify", I hear "oh, you really need to stop listening to the music you already enjoy and find entirely new music"
@agmlego @LovesTha I think the artists in question are likely to appreciate supporting them over nothing! It's just that streaming culture has led a lot of people to underestimate how poorly streaming payouts are, so there are genuine cases of people not realizing how much worse of an option it is even when both options are provided.
@Lystrialle Do you think this new payment model helps? https://hypebeast.com/2021/11/tidal-launches-free-membership-tier-direct-to-artist-payments-fan-centered-royalties
@Lystrialle does Spotify let artists put links to Bandcamp in their bio? I go to Spotify by default but if I like the artist, I check their bio, and definitely would buy directly from Bandcamp if I know it's there.
So far, I've only had the trifecta once of hearing a street performance, finding the artists on Spotify, then realizing when browsing Bandcamp that they're there too: https://waelandanna.bandcamp.com/album/open
@Lystrialle in 2 years, with 5 EPs on streaming services i have made $4.52
Literally a single purchase on bandcamp makes more than streaming services. Royalty collection hasnt even been monetarily worth the time or spoons for me to set up.
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