Speaking in a post on social media, Radiohead made the announcement that a minidisk archive of recordings, belonging to frontman Thom Yorke, were allegedly stolen last week.
The recordings are from the time of the band's 1997 album 'OK Computer', with the mystery theif reportedly demanding a $150,000 ransom in exchange for the archive.
Bandcamp will open its first physical record store next month.
Set to open in downtown Oakland on February 1st, the 5000-square-foot complex and venue will feature a rolling stock of 99 vinyl records, as well as listening stations and screens that display the 5 million titles that the American online music company currently sell online.
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.”
Clocking in at 1000bpm, extratone is electronic music’s fastest genre.
In a new, in-depth feature from Bandcamp Daily, writer and regular DJ Mag freelancer Dave Jenkins dives headfirst into the ferocious world of extratone, a style of electronic music said to be the world’s fastest music genre, with tracks regularly clocking in the 1,000bpm range and reaching levels of up to 10,000bpm.
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Bandcamp has shared its financial review from 2017, reporting yet another year of tremendous growth for the independent music platform.
Growth was seen across the board for the business, with digital album sales up 16%, tracks 33%, and merch 36%. Meanwhile physical sales also rose, with vinyl up 54%, CDs up 18%, and cassettes up 41%.
It is reported that revenue from the 3,500 independent labels that operate on the platform rose by 73% and that payment to artists amounted to $270 million.
Handle with care. The flickering, mesmeric sonics of The Naked Flame are deceptively deadly and could burn their way indelibly into your affections. Hailing from the sleepy streets of Norwich but sounding like it's been uploaded from the hive mind of some future android race with a John Carpenter fixation, these icy beats with a pumping heart of melodic emotion are actually the work of Edward Knights.
Bandcamp has launched a new vinyl pressing and crowdfunding service.