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  1. Jan 2021
    1. Terrifying in its bleakness, Elegy is a record dedicated to its portrayal of loneliness, telling a story with firm roots in tension contextualised by the title’s disheartening implications.

      A dedicated sponge in the blank countenance of empty space and flat time, I'd say.

  2. Dec 2020
    1. Bandcamp’s CEO and founders’ public attaché Ethan Diamond is as good as they come

      Important!

      I've just come across a recent interview with Ethan Diamond in which so many of the questions which prompted me to write this essay are addressed. (The link includes my annotations.)

    1. Well, deciding what to work on next, that has always felt like the easiest part of the job because it’s whatever benefits artists the most. Because the way Bandcamp makes money is if artists make a lot more money, so that’s what we try to spend every day doing.

      In contrast with Spotify's CEO:

      “Music is everything we do all day, all night, and that clarity is the difference between the average and the really, really good.”

      Source: Spotify’s $30 billion playlist for global domination by Robert Safian

    2. I like the idea that Bandcamp hangs out in the background and just makes all of this stuff work, and also, hopefully, helps the artist promote themselves, and it’s not about “Bandcamp, Bandcamp, Bandcamp.”. 

      And this is why I felt so compelled - obligated, even - to write my big Bandcamp essay.

    3. how come Bandcamp doesn’t get mentioned in all these press articles about music services? Are those related questions?

      Oh my god, this. I have been asking myself this question with increasing intensity for years, now.