On January 26th, at 9:30pm EST Jeremiah will be talking to members of bands like Clouds Collide, Slaves BC, Mortals, Old Thunder, Void Ritual, Twilight Fauna, and more all about #MetalBandcampgiftclub, and the impact it’s had on their music.
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[UPDATE: here is the video]
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If you’re in a band and have a story to tell, get in touch with Jeremiah on Twitter or email us at MetalBandcampgiftclub@gmail.com to set something up!
The very first Google Hangout happened tonight, filled with a wonderful cast of characters. We all shared our favorite albums, and fun #MetalBandcampgiftclub stories that warmed our hearts.
If you’d like to be on the next hangout, be sure to follow @_jeremiahn on Twitter, and he’ll send out information on upcoming hang outs.
Our friends at Broken Amp make dollars and “sense” (hah!) of the power behind #MetalBandcampgiftclub.
“To delve into some simple economics for a second, this has an impact on the wider scale. The more money circulating within the metal “industry”, the less squeaks in the cogs turning. The more fans invest in their bands, the more these bands can plow money into merch, into tours, into creating new music. If a band goes on tour, they can team up with other bands, which spreads the money further. It brings money to venues who book these bands and see a return on concert tickets, because more people know the bands coming through town. It brings money to labels who actually need it (many of the albums sold through MBGC are of smaller artists and labels). In short, this is what keeps music afloat.”
Read the rest of the feature over at Broken Amp.
At the 22:30 mark of episode 30 of The Nine Circles Podcast the gang talks about #MetalBandcampgiftclub:
“When you look at it at the end of the day, the real winner in this situation are the artists, and that’s the best part.”
We soo love hearing about bands doing well because of this!
Our pal Steff Vogeler sums up #MetalBandcampgiftclub pretty well in a post she recently wrote:
“This isn’t a dreadful hashtag marketing campaign shat out by a faceless corporation – if it were, we’d have spat on it like the advertisement-weary humans we are. This is all us, and everyone involved benefits.”
Bands, fans, and our pals at Bandcamp benefit.
Our pal CELTIC FROSTY (@CelticFrosty) has an excellent and nicely detailed write-up of #MetalBandcampgiftclub:
“Seeing the direct effect of your support for a band is a rare and exhilarating thing, and it’s motivating more and more metal (or just music) fans to join in on the fun every day. Since I’ve been participating, I’ve received twice as many albums as I’ve given, and quite a few of those have been from complete strangers that I’ve since gotten to know through social media.”
Read the rest of ‘What’s the Deal With #MetalBandCampGiftClub?‘ over at Toilet Ov Hell!