The Bandcamp app lets you explore a vast catalog of music by artists from every corner of the globe, allows you to directly support the artists you love by buying their merch (and wishlisting albums & tracks for purchase at a later time), and gives you instant, unlimited streaming access to your Bandcamp purchases.
You can now use the Bandcamp app to stream to your Chromecast-connected TV, smart speaker, or listening device!
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The only reason I even know about this app is bc one of my favorite artists, Beast 1333, is purely underground. His release of a 10 year anniversary album (time flies bc I still remember Mouth of Madness and thinking “Who is this??!) came two nights ago. My local vinyl store was supposed to have the album. Didn’t. The purchase of one album got me access to (what looks like) his ENTIRE discography. If u love music and support individual creators of unique content - this seems to be THE app for that! Not only that but it allows the musician to stay in contact with their fan base if they choose to - which Beast 1333 does regularly and prides himself on. Every music fan should have this!
Great app For Supporting Artists
Pretty sweet deal. I can buy piles of music from Bandcamp and support the artists I like, plus access an abundance of music wherever I am without having to trade out Mp3s off of my iPhone 8 because of space issues. I can also listen to songs off my wish list as well, at the artist's discretion which is very cool.
The ability to be able to search all of Bandcamp for artists, songs and add to the wish list from the app is awesome and very convenient. Love the fact I can access my wish list now and be able to stream whatever songs I like instead of being limited to a featured track. Beyond the fact one cannot purchase from the app, I would say it does everything now I would normally have to do from the website. My only two big complaints are now it is mixing my suggested artists releases with the people I follow so I may have to ditch them because I don’t have all day searching for my artists. Also, isn’t it time for a real iPad app?? Other than those issues I like now getting messages from the artists about new releases or whatever.
Needs Better Search Options
Aside from not being able to make purchases from the app (which really, no big deal to just use the site for that), what I struggle to deal with is searching for new music, which I like to do often. The website allows for greater refinement of searches, whereas those options are lacking in the app. Namely, I don’t care what’s popular and best-selling; I’d like to see who’s releasing their first album, who’s experimenting, what are people creating as a means of mental survival (“art is a way of survival” -Yoko Ono). I would prefer to have more freedom to decide how search results are ordered for me. I realize I’m probably in the minority there. Just seems to be a disservice especially to new and experimental artists who aren’t popular enough to be at the top (or even on first pages) of results.
Also, would be nice to disable the red notification icon on the Bandcamp Weekly tab, or hide it altogether. Not all of us want it, and we all know that red is used to trigger our brains to feel a sense of urgency.
Other than those issues, I’m pleased with the app.
- Bandcamp Inc
- 82 MB
Requires iOS 10.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.