Bandcamp has announced a new livestreaming service, Bandcamp Live, which will allow musicians to set up ticketed livestream performances. The online concerts will be fully integrated into the platform and will feature a virtual “merch table” and real-time chat. 80-85% of ticket sales will go directly to the artist, and the company has also announced it will waive its ticket fees entirely until March 31, 2021.
Earlier this year, the online music marketplace launched Bandcamp Fridays, a day each month where the company waives its revenue share, to help artists struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Bandcamp Live is the next step in our effort to help our community thrive during this crazy time,” a post on their website reads. “Streaming will never replace the experience of in-person performances, but we believe it’s the next best thing, and will provide artists with a powerful tool to build and connect with their fans both now, and when Covid is behind us and we’re all out enjoying the magic of live music once again.”
You can head out to the Bandcamp website to check out some of the artists who have already confirmed shows on Bandcamp Live, including Cloud Nothings, Liv.e, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Hatchie, and more.