Some nice steps forward are being taken by multiple music industry websites and resources. Bandcamp added music feeds to fan accounts which should deepen participation in their developing social platform. BitTorrent Bundle for Publishers opened to its first applicants. And music industry directory Giggem introduced venue and promoter profiles.
Bandcamp Debuts Music Feeds for Fan Accounts
"Your music feed shows you the activity of all the fans and artists you follow, and lets you listen to their picks and new releases instantly. You’ll see when someone you follow buys an album, and you can listen to their favorite track and see what they had to say about it. We’ll show you when someone new starts following you and let you explore their collection."
"And we’ll even give you a heads up when someone you don’t follow buys one of your more niche records, because clearly that’s a person with exceptional taste whose collection you’ll want to check out too."
BitTorrent Bundle for Publishers Enters Closed Alpha
This week BitTorrent Bundle entered closed alpha but that's not as off-putting as it may sound! What they're doing is giving access to bundle creation to those who've signed up and thus are opening it to creators beyond the curated projects featured to date.
The BitTorrent blog has screenshots and more info
Giggem Adds Venue and Promoter Profiles
Last week Giggem announced the debut of Venue and Promoter profiles as the next step in building out the industry directory.
Hypebot Senior Contributor Clyde Smith (@fluxresearch/@crowdfundingm) also blogs at Flux Research and Crowdfunding For Musicians. To suggest topics for Hypebot, contact: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com.