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Re: Bandcamp
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2013, 07:39:38 AM »
The main reason they cut it down to 128kb/s is to keep bandwidth usage under control. Given it's a free sample, that's reasonable.

I think it's safe to say that if a listener has a critical ear, such as yourself, they know enough that the streaming version doesn't match the sonic fidelity of the purchased product (be it CD or FLAC), and won't judge the recording based on that.
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Re: Bandcamp
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2013, 11:49:55 AM »
How many people know it is 128kb/s  I do not think many...
I found it out when I did try to download some album with jdownloader.

I understand they want to keep bandwidth down.

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Re: Bandcamp
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2013, 12:50:24 PM »
They note the 128 rate on their FAQ page.

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Re: Bandcamp
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2013, 06:11:09 PM »
I love Bandcamp as an unsigned musician. It serves its purpose extremely well.

It's great for fans too because I know I've discovered plenty of great music there.
http://castleview.bandcamp.com/
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Re: Bandcamp
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2013, 06:24:09 PM »
I love Bandcamp as an unsigned musician. It serves its purpose extremely well.

It's great for fans too because I know I've discovered plenty of great music there.

yes I like the conecept...

I wonder..how much comission does bandcamp take ?
are they greedy ?

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Re: Bandcamp
« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2013, 06:25:53 PM »
I love Bandcamp as an unsigned musician. It serves its purpose extremely well.

It's great for fans too because I know I've discovered plenty of great music there.

yes I like the conecept...

I wonder..how much comission does bandcamp take ?
are they greedy ?

15% for digital sales. That's not too bad IMO.
http://castleview.bandcamp.com/
New album available now!

Ekstasis

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Re: Bandcamp
« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2013, 06:51:52 PM »
I love Bandcamp as an unsigned musician. It serves its purpose extremely well.

It's great for fans too because I know I've discovered plenty of great music there.

yes I like the conecept...

I wonder..how much comission does bandcamp take ?
are they greedy ?

15% for digital sales. That's not too bad IMO.

surprisingly low. I did expect atleast 30%...
I wonder what spotify have, probably 99% or something (shared with the label combined)

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Re: Bandcamp
« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2013, 07:01:23 PM »
I love Bandcamp as an unsigned musician. It serves its purpose extremely well.

It's great for fans too because I know I've discovered plenty of great music there.

yes I like the conecept...

I wonder..how much comission does bandcamp take ?
are they greedy ?

15% for digital sales. That's not too bad IMO.

surprisingly low. I did expect atleast 30%...
I wonder what spotify have, probably 99% or something (shared with the label combined)

Yeah, Spotify gives next to nothing to artists but it's still better than Grooveshark.
http://castleview.bandcamp.com/
New album available now!

Ekstasis

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Re: Bandcamp
« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2013, 08:09:05 PM »
I hope something will happen...File sharing is better then spotify..cause atleast then the artitsts fans do not get fooled by paying money into the wrong pockets..it is like fooling people and give them good conscience to "listen" to music. But as long is it is greedy companies like spotify then file sharing and bit torrents is preferred... I am not a high beliver in that model...I like bandcamp system better..
especially if you yourself can decide what price.. A lot of artits have no job..they just need money for rent and food..
for that even small contributions can make big difference but if spotify take 99.9% it is not possible to survive on music..


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Re: Bandcamp
« Reply #49 on: November 18, 2013, 01:25:51 AM »
Immersion  Read the page http://bandcamp.com/pricing  Everything is clear and understandable.  :)
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Re: Bandcamp
« Reply #50 on: November 18, 2013, 07:23:10 AM »
Immersion  Read the page http://bandcamp.com/pricing  Everything is clear and understandable.  :)


Thanks for the information.

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Re: Bandcamp
« Reply #51 on: November 18, 2013, 10:35:09 PM »
I don't agree that a lot of artists don't have jobs.  Roach is one of the very few who earn a living doing this.  Others like R. Rich supplement their incomes with production or mastering jobs or designing synths. 

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Re: Bandcamp
« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2013, 01:52:42 PM »
Well I've literally just started putting music onto Bandcamp.

Soundcloud is good but very limited to the amount of music I could post at a time.

The discussion here finally helped me make the decision to do so.