NEW YORK (Hypebot) – Ongoing sustainable income is the goal of every working musician. One solution, which got a great deal of attention last year, is based on the patronage model enabled by startups like Patreon which ask fans to support their favorite artists on an ongoing basis. Now, Bandcamp is offering its own integrated artist subscription platform.
After more than a year of testing, direct to fan commerce platform Bandcamp has opened Artists Subscriptions to all users. Rabbit Rabbit, The Disney Dish, and Jim Guthrie are among the initial artists using the service to collect monthly contributions from fans in exchange for access to music, videos, tickets and exclusive offers.
Bandcamp Artist Subscriptions offer monthly and yearly subscription options, as well as multiple membership tiers. Artist are given total control of what they offer and can message subscribers directly.