bandcamp Tag Archive
The days of High Fidelity are long gone, replaced by the record store of the new millenium: the Internet. The good news is that it has brought the library of the entire planet to our computers. Where we once were at the mercy of music magazines, whose focus was almost entirely on the U.S. and Western Europe, bands from Moscow to Pakistan are available to us through a variety of applications on the Web.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to be more social in 2013, the music/tech scene totally has you covered. As the new year creeps ever closer, more and more social networks entirely dedicated to music are either adding new features of tossing off their shiny, beta wrappings, allowing fans and bands to interact more than ever before.
Way back in the days when MySpace was crumbling into the sea (before Justin Timberlake swooped in and helped give it a facelift), the music/tech world was all about speculating about who would take the social network’s crown. Music ecommerce platform Bandcamp had its supporters in that respect, but the service never seemed social enough — consumer-facing enough — to really catch on as a place for the Average Dude to surf around and find tunes. That could all be changing soon, however, as Bandcamp is primed to launch fan accounts, allowing non-music makers to surf the site at will.