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A Reminder that it is Bandcamp Friday!

Today is Bandcamp Friday! Streaming platforms may not be compensating artists fairly for their music but this is one opportunity to make sure indie artists earn 100% of your money.

Bandcamp Friday

Audiophiles love to boast that they climbed aboard the high-end locomotive because “it’s all about the music” for them. That might be true for most of us but there is a certain segment that is all about the equipment and if showing off their favorite audiophile recordings to their friends who enjoy power line conditioners and CD polishing creams more than life itself floats their boat — have a good time with that.

If music isn’t the foundation and glue of your hi-fi experience, I want you to get off Audio Science Review for about five minutes and head over to Bandcamp.

Shame on you if you have never visited and supported at least one independent artist with your wallet. Like turn off your amplifiers and turn in your audiophile secret society card and pick up a new hobby. You are an embarrassment to all of us.

It’s Bandcamp Friday and the perfect way to end the week with some music you have possibly never heard before.

Streaming has proven to be a double-edged sword for the music industry; music labels have enriched themselves from the billions of streams that we have consumed through TIDAL, Qobuz, Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music HD — whilst independent artists have sucked wind for years praying to finally make some money from their music.

We all know what’s going on. We are willing conspirators and for every Taylor Swift or Bruce Springsteen, there are 100 jazz artists like Tenderlonious producing excellent music that one can purchase on multiple formats including CD and vinyl.

Live shows and merchandise are where the real money exists and for independent artists that also includes the purchase of their music on a format that you actually own.

Streaming is nothing more than renting.

Tip: Are Music Streaming Services Starving Your Favorite Artists? (Video)

When you think about how much music you consume each month for less than the price of a new CD on any of the streaming platforms, it’s clear that most indie artists are not getting rich from the millions of streams that are created.

eCoustics Podcast Producer, Mitch Anderson, is a rather accomplished musician when he’s not behind the microphone on Black Circle Radio, and like any independent artist who has to outlay his own money to record, mix, and press copies of his music for sale online or at live shows, Bandcamp is an essential marketplace to sell his music.

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His latest album that features himself and eCoustics Podcast Bandleader, Arc of All, dropped earlier today on Bandcamp, which you can sample and purchase here.

Bandcamp Fridays are scheduled for September 1st, October 6th, November 3rd, and December 1st and 100% of your purchase goes to the artist.

Related: Black Circle Radio: Darkness on the Edge of Town

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  1. ORT

    September 2, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    “We’re no longer called Sonic Death Monkey. We’re on the verge of becoming Kathleen Turner Overdrive, but just for tonight, we are Barry Jive and his Uptown Five.” – Barry

    As a related aside, I am prone to sinus infections and some of them get so bad they affect my vocal chords. When they happens it’s time for me to break out “Varry White”, cuz that’s exactly who I sound like and if I take it down a notch the temperature in the room rises like the hot air at political “rally” and feminine hearts all flutter like butterflies on brownies…’n’ sheeeeit.

    Time to listen. Thankyew…Thankyewveruhmuch!

    Wyatt ORT

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