Bandcamp, the web service that was originally designed to help musicians sell their music online, will soon be offering subscription services that artists can leverage to set prices for their music, release exclusive songs and interact with listeners.
"It's kinda like what U2 and Apple did, except that it's music that you actually want!", remarked Bandcamp's chief executive Ethan Diamond.
Music fans who subscribe to the service will be able to download music files as if they were purchased individually. Meanwhile, musicians will be able to choose items to give to subscribers as a bonus, and will be able to offer discounts on their music and merchandise.
Bandcamp will take 15% of revenues garnered from online sales, although this cut will drop to 10% once an artist reaches $5,000 in sales.