The Bandcamp Hunter

An article I recently penned about BCH, online music and music journalism. The theme of this issue of Pan was “Why?”


by JJ Baker

I recall feeling greatly relieved when Band Camp first emerged into the confused space of online music hosting.

Finally, I thought. An alternative.

At the time Myspace was degenerating into the inoperable mess that it now resembles: saturated in advertisements, deformed by pathetic design ‘revamps’ and, worst of all, crippled by pointless overhauls to the music player functionality that left much of the music inaccessible. To the music fan, it was (and still is) plain offensive. As is the case with many commercial music ventures, it was apparent that the absolute last thing they seemed concerned about was the actual music.

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