Artists On Bandcamp Have Been Paid $150 Million In 8 Years

And $4.3 million in the last 30 days alone.

April 07, 2016

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Bandcamp bills itself as a music streaming and purchasing platform that directly supports the artists. Billboard reports that as of yesterday, the site has paid over $150 million to artists since its founding in 2008. That means independent artists like Michael Cera and his album true that have a place to evade the controversies of the streaming wars, and get paid substantially more than they might otherwise—Bandcamp takes 15% of digital sales and 10% on physical items and digital sales over $5,000.

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