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Bandcamp Goes Social with Fan Accounts

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Since inception in August 2011, The Spec has used Thursdays to feature an artist with music available on Bandcamp. The website gives lesser-known musicians a platform to promote and sell their music for whatever price they desire.

This week, instead of featuring a band, we’re highlighting a newly implemented social option– fan accounts.

Fan accounts allow users to cleanly display “collections” of the artists they’ve purchased on Bandcamp. Below each album displayed, fans can highlight a favorite track and include notes. This is a great way to stay organized and provide music listeners with information that may help them to discover new artists.

Bandcamp fan account

In addition, the account allows users to follow like-minded individuals, create wish lists of albums they’d like, and receive notification when a followed artist releases new music.

Bandcamp fan support

Get started on your fan account by purchasing music through the site. See examples of featured usersĀ here, here and here.

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