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5 fun facts about Bandcamp + a giveaway ***closed***


It’s no secret that I really love I sell my music on CD Baby, iTunes, in stores, at shows, and lots of other places, and I find that Bandcamp offers just the right mix of flexibility and control. Unfortunately, not many people know about Bandcamp or have any experience buying music there. I thought I would take a few minutes to explain some of my favourite Bandcamp feature. At the bottom of this post there’s a cool giveaway too!

1. The merch tab

When you first visit it looks like the image above, taking you to my most recent release, Here We Go Again. Everything you need is on this page but if you want a clearer view of my physical merch you can click on the “merch” tab in the navigation bar and it should look like this:

bcscreen3In my merch tab I am selling physical CDs and books of sheet music. Click on either of these products will take you back to the first page where you can buy them.

2. Digital download included with all physical merch

This is my favourite feature. One of the draws in buying digital music is the immediacy of your purchase. You get to listen to the album right away. With Bandcamp, if you buy a physical CD or a book of sheet music you will receive a digital download of the album with your purchase for immediate listening. You can even choose what format you would like: mp3, flac, ogg, they have it all!


More fun facts after the jump…

3. Digital booklet included with digital download

When you receive your digital download you will see a pdf file along with your music files. This is a digital version of the booklet included with the physical CD. It includes lyrics, liner notes, and thank you’s. Bandcamp is the only place you can get the Here We Go Again digital booklet. It’s not available on CD Baby or iTunes.

4. Listening and lyrics available in-browser

One amazing thing about bandcamp is that you can stream the entire Here We Go Again album for free in-browser (some artists choose to select which tracks you can listen to, but I have them all available). If you’re the kind of person who likes to read about while you listen, scroll over a song a “lyrics” button will appear. Click it and the lyrics will drop down from the song for your reading pleasure.


5. Easy sharing

Sharing a bandcamp album is really, really easy. Just click the “sharing/embed” button and copy the link. This can be posted in emails, in IMs, or on facebook. Click “</> Embed this album” to get a code block for embedding the album on your blog or website. Easy!


And now, a giveaway

In honour of these 5 fun facts about Bandcamp, I’m giving away a download code to 5 lucky readers. Simply visit, check out Here We Go Again, and leave a comment here with your favourite track. I’ll announce the winners on January 14th. Good luck!

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Renée is a queer, non-binary, disabled, and chronically ill creator based in Montreal. They are a singer, songwriter, pianist, YouTuber, and Periscoper. They are currently a student of jazz studies at Mcgill University and a freelance vocal coach for young and emerging singers.


  1. Xenaphon

    My favorite is, “Here We Go Again”. I love that sax solo and of course the dynamite vocals. 🙂

  2. Arne

    I have many favorites on this album. But I’d say that the hauntingly beautiful “WATCHING” is my top favorite.

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