Since our launching SoundCloud support in Work, our musically-inclined business users have been asking us for Bandcamp support. Some of you have dozens of albums and hundreds of songs. So, we’re excited to announce that you can now embed albums, tracks, and songs, from Bandcamp, just by pasting the link.
SoundCloud is great. It’s free to post your music and have people comment on it. It’s very popular with rap, hip-hop, EDM, electronic music, and podcasts. Like Twitter, people can “favorite” content or repost it. SoundCloud’s interface favors individual songs or singles.
Bandcamp follows a more traditional model. Anyone can post their music and organize it into albums or EPs. And they can offer it for sale, at a fixed or variable price. Bandcamp is growing in popularity, and it is blowing up with indie artists in particular, from vaporwave to metal. As a result of our 2017 Summer of Sound Sweepstakes, a ton of musicians, producers, engineers, and sound professionals joined Recommended — many of whom had existing catalogs and examples in Bandcamp.
Who is Bandcamp for?
- Audio Professionals (Mixing/Mastering/Recording Engineers)
- Sound Designers
- Voiceover Talent
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How to Add Bandcamp Links
- Head on over to your Work section and create a new project if you haven’t already. If you want to add existing Bandcamp tracks or albums to an existing project, you can do that, too.
- Copy the link to your bandcamp track or album and paste it in the Sounds tab.
Now it shows up as your first Bandcamp track. You can edit the description if you’d like.
- Add as many more tracks or albums as you want, and rearrange them as you see fit. You can sort them by creation date, for example.
- “Save” the project and click the link at the top to see the live version. You’re good to go!
- You can also explore different layouts for your music & audio projects using the options under “Choose a Layout.”
That’s it, you’re done. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some ideas:
- Demo Reel: Create a “best of” portfolio of your tracks and songs for potential customers to get to know your work.
- Selected Discography: Add your releases by genre, record label, role, etc.
- Type: For the multidisciplinary audio professionals, you can create projects by the type of work, and then embed samples representing that work. For example, if you’re a mastering and mixing engineer, you could have one project called “Mastering” and one called “Mixing.”
- Advanced: Using Collections, you can do even more — for example, you could create a project for each band you’ve recorded, and then add those to “Collections” such as “Rock,” “Metal,” “Latin,” etc.
We hope the addition of Bandcamp support helps your business shine and sends new customers your way!
As always, if you have feedback, questions, or new feature requests, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line at [email protected].