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House Music is a Spiritual Thing: Inside 5 Mag #210

Sacred beats: Levon Vincent, DJ Disciple, Gehno Aviance aka One A and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, house music from Chicago.

Brutal layoffs at Bandcamp as new owner slashes 50% of staff

A week after promising to preserve many of the site's most beloved features, Bandcamp's new owner has gutted the company's staff. The writing team at Bandcamp Daily is reportedly down to just 3 people.

Why Epic Games bought Bandcamp

While posing as a defender of artists and the "creator economy," Bandcamp's former owner Epic Games paid the largest fine in history for manipulating users into unwanted purchases and violating rules intended to protect children.

And it’s gone: Bandcamp has been sold again

Epic Games used, neglected and finally divested themselves of Bandcamp in barely more than a year. Intentions of Bandcamp's third owner since February 2022 are unknown.

Bandcamp launches Listening Parties, the virtual record release party

Dropping their first solid new feature of 2023, Bandcamp allows labels and artists to invite their followers to Listening Parties to stream, talk about and buy records in real time.

MOVE: Inside the new 5 Mag

Coflo on the cover, Alland Byallo in the studio, Phil Strand and Jeff Mills at the cinema and more inside 5 Mag Issue 206 out now.

It’s Bandcamp vs. Google & artists are in the middle again

Just three months after its purchase by Epic, Bandcamp is engaged in legal warfare with Google over fees on Android devices.

#Expansion – Inside the new 5 Mag

Louie Vega's love letter to NYC nightlife, the legend and Gil Scott-Heron collaborator Brian Jackson, Beretta Music and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.

Bandcamp acquired by Fortnite’s Epic Games

Shocking the industry, Epic Games - publisher of Fortnite and Unreal Engine - has purchased Bandcamp, the leading independent artist platform. What now?

Juneteenth: 100% of Bandcamp’s share of sales donated today

Midnight to midnight on Friday, Bandcamp will be donating the platform's share of all sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Bandcamp launches yet another livestreaming platform, and it may be the best

"Bandcamp Live" is rolling out and combines ticketed livestreams, merch and chat on one unified platform.

Bandcamp Makes Every 1st Friday Fee-Free through 2020

Bandcamp is extending their fee-free "Bandcamp Fridays" concept to the 1st Friday of every month until the end of 2020.

Bandcamp Holds Another No Fee Holiday, Which is Great If You Still Have a Job

May Day, May Day, May Day: Bandcamp to hold another no fee Friday on May 1st.

Bandcamp Sold 15x More Records During No Fee Friday

Bandcamp sold $4.3 million in records and merch last Friday when they waived their fees to support artists and labels affected by the coronavirus lockdown.

Drop Bass is Bringing the Real Midwest Hardcorps Catalog Online

American rave pioneers Drop Bass are restoring and remastering nearly 300 tracks from their catalog, including early records from techno innovators Woody McBride, Frankie Bones, Hyperactive and more.

#ListenUp Niko Marks Has Gotta Bang on CARNAL

Among Detroit's finest, Niko Marks' new release CARNAL (Vocal Mixes) is like a foot in the face in the name of funk.

How To Crowdfund an Album Without Going Broke or Looking Like a Tool

Crowdfunding already had something of a shabby reputation - and that was before funding sites began stealing their customers' money.

Crowdsource Vinyl at No Charge with Bandcamp

Following up on PledgeMusic's implosion, Bandcamp gets into the crowdsourcing business with vinyl crowdsourcing business.

Bandcamp Says “Every Aspect” of Business Is Booming

The rest of the industry cannot say as much.

Bandcamp: “We’re Profitable, and We’re Not Going Anywhere”

A week ago, a rumor spread through the industry press that Apple planned to "stop selling music by 2018." It was bullshit (not least...

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The Wonderful Karl The Voice Has Passed Away

French West Indies vocalist Karl The Voice remembered as a kindly figure whose voice animated tracks by Fred Everything, Franck Roger, Marc Cotterell, Playin 4 The City, Bob Sinclar and more.