Bandcamp’s new service is like Kickstarter for vinyl

Bandcamp’s first 4 vinyl campaigns embody Jim Guthrie’s soundtrack for rogue-like indie sport Under, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s Ancestral Recall, Juliette Jade’s Constellation, and Mesarthim’s Ghost Condensate. Vinyl crowdfunding will open to all artists and labels later this yr. Bandcamp says it “streamlines the financing, manufacturing, and success of vinyl information.”

The service marks Bandcamp’s newest step into the realm of bodily music gross sales, following the opening of its first file retailer in Oakland, California in February. It is also a shrewd enterprise transfer: whereas streaming could have killed off the CD, it is bolstered the expansion of vinyl. Based on the RIAA, vinyl loved a 7.2 % improve to 16.7 million items in 2018, raking in additional than $419 million in income. That is music to the ears of the indie artist fighting below-par streaming royalty funds. Plus, nothing screams cool like a restricted version vinyl.

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