Direct to fan provider BandCamp never touts its accomplishments. Many popular indie artists like Amanda Palmer, Zoe Keating and Sufjan Stevens use Bandcamp. But unlike their competitors, the company never sends out press releases announcing milestones, new features or strategic partnerships. Occassional announcements come without fanfare on their blog. But at last week's FutureSound conference, Bandcamp CEO/Co-founder Ethan Diamond shared to impressive stats:
- Bandcamp paid out $1.7 million to artists in the last 30 days.
- Amanda Palmer sold $15,000 of music and merch from her Bandcamp page in just three minutes this Summer
We'd love to drill down more. Of that $1.7 million, how many artists made more than $100 last month on Bandcamp? What % of an average sale is music vs. merch? What music formats sell? Important questions for those who care about d.i.y. We'd love to publish Bandcamp's answers.