Songkick + Bandcamp = awesomeness
We’re happy to round off 2010 with the announcement of an exciting new partnership with our friends over at Bandcamp! We think this new relationship is particularly special because it benefits both the fan and the musician equally. For those not in the know, Bandcamp is (in their own lovely words): “a publishing platform for bands, or, anthropomorphically/arthropodically-speaking, your fifth, fully geeked-out Beatle — the one who keeps your very own website humming and lets you get back to making great music and building your fan base“. Basically Bandcamp, like us, does a whole lot of the hard work so you (the artist and the fan) don’t have to – a match made in heaven. So if you head over to one of their wonderful artist pages right now, say Sufjan Stevens, you’ll notice the addition of a handy little section over on the right which lists his upcoming shows:
If you are a Bandcamp artist who has shows listed on Songkick, you don’t have to do a thing to get your dates added to your Bandcamp page. They will automatically be imported and updated as new shows are announced. Magic!
If we don’t have one of your dates on Songkick (say, a gig you are throwing at the local coffee shop) you can always add the date to Songkick by following these instructions. After you add the gig, go back to your Bandcamp page, refresh the shows and voila, your listings are complete (it might not update instantly, but shouldn’t take too long, let us know if you think something’s not working right).
So whilst we might not be able to help you load your gear in to the venue, we hope this Songkick-powered feature on Bandcamp will save you time and hassle, meaning you can focus on doing what you do best: making music.