It’s Bandcamp Friday
! If you were planning to buy music this month, this is a good day to do it, as the label or artist (if they don’t have a label) will get an extra 10% as a result of Bandcamp waiving its fees.
I’m annoyed by how few details there are out there about indie labels’ cuts of sales (and I don’t think UMG, et al, are on Bandcamp), but I get the impression that it’s not the brutal 80/20 split that the majors offer. A lot of underground metal labels seem to lose money, at the least.
I now have such a deep queue of stuff I want on Bandcamp that the stuff I buy each month is more-or-less predetermined by that and my budget. I do end up doing queue ordering before I buy, though. And I do buy on non-Bandcamp Fridays, partly because I want to support Bandcamp, and sometimes I want to support an artist immediately.