It’s the modern way innit. Sometimes living in the modern world is ace and we can all have nice things relatively cheaply (and support content creators). Was just thinking that post covid the number of Patreon and Bandcamp subs I’ve got has crept up as one of the main ways I consume music. I’ve currently got subs to…
Bill (natch, the best deal in the world!)
The Reflex (You can tell the amount of love and effort he’s put into doing this and it sounds like it saved his career at a low point)
Nicky Siano (Slowly and inconsistently writing a book)
On Bandcamp also got subs to NuNorthern Soul, Claremont 56 and Athens of the North (Thanks to whoever suggested it on here - you get an incredible amount of music for £28!)
I’d love to hear any other recommendations people have.
I’ve never quite understood the model…looks like a cheap way to download a lot of back-catalogue and then not stick around. Guess the real measure of value is how much new stuff gets released within each subscription window and of course how much you value feeling good for supporting artists.
aye I suppose it can’t cost much to admin so a one off for digital back cat that might not sell much otherwise is worth the one off sub risk. I had the Roar Groove one and it was great to get the back cat but then they didn’t release anything else and I forgot to cancel so felt like a wee bit of a bump. I was thinking of doing the DJ Kicks and AOTN bandcamp sub.
That’s a fair point. Hadn’t seen the DJ Kicks one so a timely reminder to do a bit more Bandcamp digging. At least DJ Kicks are upfront and state that there will be at least 4 releases within that subscription window. Do you have any other recommendations?
Obviously I use Patreon a lot and have been doing since July 2021 and I find it very glitchy and prone to doing weird, inexplicable things, but I do think it’s a great thing for artists and the self-employed.
In case you’re interested here’s my page:
I subscribe to a few others, too, both writers and producers, though most writers are now on SubStack (which is also worth checking out). My Patreon page is very active and I post daily on it, though I have noticed with others they can sometimes be a bit useless at regular posting.
It should have everything but there’s a fair amount of recent stuff missing so I’ve sent a message and the guy running it has said he’s trying to sort it out. He says Just A Touch should be on it. I was after this:
The embed code works if you put it on a separate line and leave it a wee sec to load. On a laptop, don’t know about on a phone