Whether or not will ever grow to rival the streaming giants feels somewhat irrelevant. It's a place where you can buy an artist some groceries or a beer or some time to make new art. It's a messy online record store where you can stumble around and, in a roundabout way, find what you like, not what AI guesses you'll be interested in. And now, it's served a role for unprecedented activism on behalf of the underground musicians & fans, encouraged by the platform.


(Nearly) All the weird music has left Spotify. Bandcamp is so good for the kind of music I care about.

@luka this was a great read. I always evangelize for Bandcamp when the opportunity comes up!

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