Episode #18: The Merits of Bandcamp

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Some music services are more “artist friendly” than others, and some might say that Bandcamp is the penultimate in that regard. Unlike other services that charge artists a per year fee for their services, regardless of units sold, Bandcamp is totally free until you sell a song or album, and then their take is only half of what other services charge artists for distribution. In this episode, we speak with Andrew Jervis and Jennifer Elias of Bandcamp about the company’s history and future, and their different roles within the company. We then toggle over to Christopher Kirkley (Sahel Sounds) and Greta Kline (Frankie Cosmos), to get their impressions as long-time Bandcamp users, as label and artist, respectively. We end our episode with a snippet from our Bandcamp subscriber exclusive segment called, “How Did You Get Into Music,” where we talk to singer-songwriter, Laura Veirs, about her past, present and future!


Andrew Jervis (Bandcamp)
Jennifer Elias (Bandcamp)
Christopher Kirkley (Sahel Sounds)
Greta Kline (Frankie Cosmos)
Laura Veirs (Musician)

Wimps “Take It As It Comes”
Abba Gargando “Majrad Iyan”
Frankie Cosmos “Art School”
Quasi “R.I.P.”
Delta 5 “Mind Your Own Business”


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