Quick disclaimer here: I’ve been asked to join Bandcamp as a member of an advisory board. I’ve said yes.
Bandcamp is a platform for musicians to promote and sell their music online. They say their job is simply to power a site that’s yours. No banners, ads or Bandcamp logos everywhere. You get control over the design, your music, your name, etc. You retain all ownership rights, and they just hang out in the background handling the tech stuff. They don’t even take a cut of what you sell.
It’s all free and it’s very, very customisable. You can choose to give away your music, sell it for a set price, or let your fans name their price — it’s up to you. Here’s a screencast that explains everything.
Bandcamp Screencast from Ethan Diamond on Vimeo.
So… personally, I think this rocks. But then I’m pre-disposed to be biased here. According to the site’s founder, Ethan Diamond, the site was at least in part inspired by my 20 Things e-book.
But what I think of the site is irrelevant here. What you think of it is what’s important. That’s what this site is for nowadays: peer review.
Go have a look, see what you make of it, and report back here in the comments, if you’d be so kind.
What’s good about it? What could be improved? Is it something you think you would use? Do fries go with that shake?