By Bandcamp, Inc.
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The Bandcamp app gives you instant, unlimited streaming access to your Bandcamp purchases, lets you explore a vast catalog of music by artists from every corner of the globe, and opens your ears to the extraordinary with our radio show, the Bandcamp Weekly. Note that a Bandcamp fan account is necessary to listen to your collection and search, learn more at http://bandcamp.com/fans.
What's New in Version 1.7.3
*ALL THE MUSICS. You can now listen to full albums that you don’t yet own, not just their featured tracks. If you're an artist thinking to yourself, "But mobile access was a huge reason for fans to buy," fear not: plays are limited to streaming-enabled tracks only, and after a few free listens fans get a tasteful yet persuasive prompt to support you and get unlimited plays.
*Wish in one hand! Your wishlist is now available right from the app, side-by-side with your collection.
*Shufflin! While playing any item from your collection, tap the new icon on the right side of the now-playing bar. If there is a more entertaining game than playing name-that-tune across all your music, we have yet to find it.
While not perfect it’s the best digital music store online
With Features like unlimited collection streaming and generous wishlist & non-purchased artist streaming & lossless DLs availability, BandCamp is the store Apple should have offered.
While the site itself is not as easy to navigate within genre (no store is) nor artist (oddly enough things are easier to view by record label), the app itself is easy to use with a clear UI.
If it would also auto-advance cover-art/track info when listening to other user’s catalog it would rate 5 stars. Not sure if this is a setting issue or my behavior that breaks it. ( Maybe a popover inlay with the app to show current track/artist playing like on the site would be great)
Since discovering bandcamp about a year ago, I have accumulate at least 30 albums, and it makes up about 90% of my online music use & 100% of my purchases.
Website has more functionality...
Nothing wrong with the app in how it plays music you have purchased. My issue is that although you can easily find artists you are following and play music from the website, you can't do it on the app. So, I find I use the website on the phone more than the app.
There is a stream of albums from people being followed, but no easy list of followed artists.
3 stars since the app is stable and does some things well, but have to keep going to Safari otherwise.
Bandcamp is a great site and a great app
I am a huge fan of bandcamp and their app does not disappoint. You can stream music, add to you wish list, and play from memory any songs you have purchased. They have thousands (or more) of independent artist and you can feel safe that you are supporting artists when you use bandcamp.