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Bandcamp sale / fundraiser

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by starfieldroad, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. bresna

    bresna Forum Resident

    York, Maine
    Yesterday, I went to buy a few CDs that I had been looking at for a while. Then I noticed that each $9.99 CD I went to put in my cart had a $9.99 shipping charge. Each. Um, no.
  2. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    WTF? Sounds like a programming error. You can buy downloads with no shipping.............
  3. bresna

    bresna Forum Resident

    York, Maine
    I haven't bought into the download thing yet. Yes, I've a few "download only" releases, but I still prefer physical backup. I have had many a hard drive fail. Luckily, I've always been on top of backup drives, so no loss of music, but if I wasn't so particular, there is a lot of music I'd have had to re-rip.
  4. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    I'm big into dl's & very big into redundant backups (though Bandcamp will let you re-download all purchases for free).

    HI-res music I have 4 copies, cd's 2-3, & movies 2.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2020
  5. bresna

    bresna Forum Resident

    York, Maine
    Tell that to the people who paid iTunes for the first 2 tunes from the Monk release, "Palo Alto". When the label was forced to recall it due to legal reasons, these people suddenly found that these two tracks were no longer in their iTunes library. Or the people who paid for downloads from CD Baby. Now defunct... no place to download that stuff again.

    They can delete a file but they can't delete a CD. :)
  6. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    Like I said, I ALWAYS do redundant backups to external hard drives & flash drives. And I don't connect my Oppo to the internet so the record & movie co's can't F with tit.
  7. CWillman

    CWillman Forum Resident

    L.A., CA
    What did happen with the "Palo Alto" release? Did it actually come out before it was recalled?
  8. bresna

    bresna Forum Resident

    York, Maine
    They sold two tracks on iTunes prior to the CD & LP release. Rumor is that Sony claimed that they own the copyright on a 1969 recording, as Monk was under contract with Columbia that year so iTunes deleted these tracks from the libraries of anyone who bought them.

    It was accidentally put on the store shelves at a few HMV stores in the UK on July 31. Most other retailers sent their stock back. Only a few copies made it to the street. It's out there but it will be very hard to find.

    Until Blue Moon in Andorra (25 year copyright expiration) puts it out. :) :)
    CWillman likes this.
  9. lenny nero

    lenny nero down by the ruined bridge

    east tn, usa
    On the first Friday of every month since March, we’ve waived our revenue share to help support the many artists who have seen their livelihoods disrupted by the pandemic. Over the course of these nine days, fans paid artists and labels $40 million dollars, helping cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and much more. If you’re among the nearly 800,000 fans who participated, thank you.

    Although vaccines are starting to roll out, it will likely be several months before live performance revenue starts to return. So we’re going to continue doing Bandcamp Fridays in 2021, on February 5th, March 5th, April 2nd, and May 7th. As always, isitbandcampfriday.com has the details.

    If you’ve started to feel guilty about buying music on any day other than Bandcamp Friday, here’s something to keep in mind: on Bandcamp Fridays, an average of 93% of your money reaches the artist/label (after payment processor fees). When you make a purchase on any other day of the month (as 2.5 million of you have since March, buying an additional $145 million worth of music and merch) an average of 82% reaches the artist/label. Every day is a good day to directly support artists on Bandcamp!
  10. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    I didn't think the 82% was possible. We've really been lied to by the major labels.
  11. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

    The 82% goes to the artist and label. The statement doesn’t indicate how much of that cut the label shares with the artist.
  12. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    I missed that.............................
  13. Davidmk5

    Davidmk5 Forum Resident

    Marlboro , ma. usa
    Back again

    A friendly reminder that to support musicians during Covid-19, we’re once again waiving our revenue share on all sales next Friday, February 5, 2021, from midnight to midnight Pacific Time.

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