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Re: Bandcamp "let fan name price"
You could always try it and find out--I don't know much about bandcamp, but if there is the option to change the price down the road, it wouldn't hurt to give it a shot. I agree with the high cost of CDs and I see Per's point, but at the same time, you can look at your bottom line too--you don't gig much and not too many people outside of the looping world know you, so to offer fan-pricing, you are making your music more accessible to the people who don't know you. You could sell 100 digital copies for 2 bucks a piece, vs. 10 copies for 10 bucks. It seems cheap, but you have 200 dollars in your pocket vs. 100 dollars.
Of course, my opinion is skewed, because I have a day job that pays the bills. My music isn't something I really care to sell. I'd play for free because I feel that's where my calling is--to share, not profit. Granted, if I was a pro musician, then I would feel the opposite--i'd have to profit, or i'd starve!
In the end, i'd say it's up to you and your goals in music--are you willing to let the market decide how much your music is worth?
On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 7:42 AM, Michael Peters <email@example.com>
My Bandcamp albums aren't selling very well. I know I'm not gigging a lot
and very few people (outside of this livelooping community) are aware of my
music ... but maybe the albums are also too expensive (10 Euros mostly) now
that people are used to getting tons of stuff for free. Has anyone tried the
"let fan name price" feature for a while and has it made a difference?