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    Best Bandcamp Alternatives

    Bandcamp is described as 'Discover amazing new music and directly support the artists who make it' and is a very popular Music Discovery Service in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Bandcamp for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, Windows and iPad. Most alternatives are Music Discovery and Music Streaming Services. The best alternative is Spotify, which is free. Other great apps like Bandcamp are Last.fm (Freemium), SoundCloud (Freemium), iTunes (Free) and Pandora (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 16, 2022

    1. Spotify is a freemium music streaming service providing digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal.
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      Spotify vs Bandcamp opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Spotify is still a legitimate alternative to Bandcamp, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Spotify and other streaming services allows users to stream the music, but there's no mechanism to financially support the artist and the payment for the streams is laughable. Indie artists (who Bandcamp directly supports) cannot advance their careers are create their art from streaming payments alone and therefore rely on sites like Bandcamp to give them opportunities to sell their art rather than give it away.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Spotify is a commercial service, while Bandcamp's streaming is free and unrestricted.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    2. Last.fm is a music community website that offers personalized internet radio, using a recommendation system called "Audioscrobbler" to build a detailed profile of users based on their music tastes and interests.
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    3. SoundCloud lets you share music fast & easily. The platform takes the daily hassle out of receiving, sending & distributing music for artists, record labels & other music professionals.
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      SoundCloud vs Bandcamp opinions
      Almost everyone thinks SoundCloud is a great alternative to Bandcamp.
      SoundCloud doesn't support .flac (lossless) file format. Bandcamp is used because audiophiles use it.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    4. iTunes is the best way to organize and enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows you already have — and shop for the ones you want to get. You can even tune in to free, on-demand music stations that have been totally revamped by our Apple Music experts.

      Discontinued

      In macOS Catalina or newer, they don't support anymore. In Windows, can be downloaded but the latest version was in 2018.

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      Pandora Radio is a free (ad-supported) internet radio founded in 2000. Using the Music Genome Project, over 400 attributes of songs are analyzed in order to personalize radio stations from music you like.
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    5. Funkwhale is a community-driven project that lets you listen and share music and audio within a decentralized, open network. It can be self-hosted and is libre, open source software.
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    6. Jamendo is a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses. Share your music, download your favorite artists!
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    7. Audius is a streaming platform built for all musicians, not just those signed to labels. Build a fanbase, share your works in progress, and then publish your completed tracks for all the world to hear.
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    8. In 2013, YouTube musician Jack Conte was looking for a solution to his problem: millions of people loved his videos, but only hundreds of dollars were hitting his bank account.
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      Patreon vs Bandcamp opinions
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      internetexplorervevo While it does allow you to upload files, Patreon is for crowdfunding, not music streaming/downloading.
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    9. Upload unlimited music and share it with friends and fans for free. Create Playlists, Sets and Galleries for your Tracks & Mixes and follow your favourite Artists.
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