E11: Setting Up Your Release and Distribution Plan Part 1 - Direct to Fan w/ Bandcamp Founder Ethan Diamond
"Direct to fan" distribution is the foundation of building a sustainable music career. Technology companies are the most valuable entities in the world. Why? Because they have all of our data. Musicians and creators need to view themselves through this lens, instead of just giving their fans' data away to technology companies without knowing who is listening to their music. Musicians can do this by collecting as many email addresses and mobile phone numbers as possible to communicate with their audience directly forever.
This episode breaks down why you need to be selling music through your website and on Bandcamp. Bandcamp has been at the forefront of the direct to fan revolution, paying out $751 Million USD over the past decade to artists and rights holders.
To dig in further on this crucial topic, host Emily White interviews Bandcamp founder Ethan Diamond.
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Creator, Executive Producer, Producer, & Host: Emily White
Engineer: Nathan Cain
Music: Matthew Wang
Sponsorship: Michael James
Graphics: Neelu Mohaghegh
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