Bandcamp introduces queue listening feature on app
Endless playlists offer another reason to use the platform for musical discovery
Bandcamp has introduced a new queue listening feature on its app, meaning listeners can now line up continuous playlists.
The much-sought-after development puts the platform in line with many major streaming platforms for listening purposes, but with the added bonus of being able to buy releases direct from labels and artists. The announcement was made via Instagram on Thursday 10th February.
"Go to your collection and tap-and-hold on the items you want to add to your queue," the post said. "Shuffle it if you're feeling spicy, loop it if you’d like the music to continue forever."
In March 2020, as the world became gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, Bandcamp launched a monthly "fee-free-Friday", when the platform would waive its revenue share for all sales taken on the day, thereby allowing creators 100% of proceeds. Bandcamp Fridays have continued in the two years since.
It also launched the Juneteenth fundraisers in response to the murder of George Floyd in 2020, giving 24 hours of profits to the civil rights organisation NAACP's Legal Defence Fund, and pledging to donate $30,000 to organisations fighting for racial justice.
Bandcamp's vinyl pressing service, launched in 2019, was expanded early 2021.
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