Is the music age of the once-mighty MySpace coming to a close?
With the social-networking company on News Corp’s chopping block and half of the staff slashed last month, the site appears to be in a free fall.
In the fading light of the social network, there is a place musicians are turning to: Bandcamp. Taking up the DIY mantle, the company, launched in 2007, offers musicians the chance to sell and promote their tunes directly to the people. Founder Ethan Diamond describes the site as “a publishing platform for bands … your fifth, fully geeked-out Beatle — the one who keeps your very own website humming and lets you get back to making great music and building your fan base.”
Diamond’s mind-set may be just what independent musicians were looking for.
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Read Ethan Diamond’s interview with AbsolutePunk HERE.