Remember when the internet was supposed to improve things re: media and instead we’re in this weird siloed locked-off streaming media bizarro world

Basically the only good platform is Bandcamp

For real like Bandcamp is exactly the kind of service we *hoped* the internet would give us: “hey, people make things, they set their own price inc. free, we provide the storefront, you buy it and the money goes to the creator, you get it in a DRM-free format and can play it however you want, we just make money to keep going & improving and aren’t a VC-funded nightmare company of rampant reckless growth that will do something nightmarish and implode.”

We need more media platforms like that.

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@kara while your post is technically good and right about Bandcamp, let's not forget it's not as good as it used to be.

We lost a lot of good features put behind paywalls or simply disappeared with time. I guess it's due to popularity, but yes, it's still one of the best platform for what it does in their field.

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@3D63 @kara Couls you please name examples for those features that don't exist anymore or are behind a paywall now?

@jfml @3D63 @kara I heard support for custom domains vanished for people who had not already set it up

(but my knowledge in this regard is limited)

@utf8equalsX this, plus having possibilities to hyperlink entire tracks or albums from one bandcamp to another as long as artist handle is the same, also tax rates increasing (now 20-25%) @jfml @kara

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