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Avalon Emerson launches new online platform, Buy Music, for exchanging Bandcamp lists

She hopes the site will encourage people to buy more music...

Avalon Emerson has launched a new site called Buy Music Club to help people create and share lists comprised of music available via Bandcamp. 

“DJs and many dance music fans don’t just casually stream music — we buy it, too,” Emerson says in a post on the website. “And since Bandcamp is currently one of the most equitable music vendors online, discovering and buying music there is one of the best ways to support independent artists and record labels.”

She continues: “I buy a ton of music there since it usually gives the biggest cut to the artists and labels.”

The site has been created and developed by Emerson alongside collaborators Louis Center and Ignatius Gilfedder. She launched the site with her own list which you can view here, including links to purchase the releases via Bandcamp. 

“These records lived in my sets and on my home hi-fi this past year,” she says of her list. “In ever-so-slight chronological order of when I added them to my computer, but also not. Mostly released in 2018, but some are from ‘17 that I slept on until this year. Of course not everything, just the Bandcamp joints!”

The site allows submissions from other users, and a number of DJs and producers have shared their own lists via the website. Amongst them are Ben UFO, Mount Kimbie, Four Tet, Or:la, Pearson Sound, Overmono, Peach and Anastasia Kristensen.

Head here to check out the site and make your own playlist. 

Avalon Emerson made her debut to BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix earlier this year with a mix dedicated to the victims of Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire.