@yogthos also... pirate, and the artists don’t make any money.

Buy it... and some huge corporation gets 99% of the money and the artists get a few pennies.

@cryptograbear @yogthos Or you could use Bandcamp. Some time back I did an informal poll among musicians and it came ahead as their favorite channel by far.

@ricardojmendez @yogthos Bandcamp’s not bad! I’ve had folks buy one song from my page using a “pay what you like” just to give me money when they thought I needed money.

There’s issues with albums that segue, like when the audio lasts from track 2 into track 3 without a break, but Bandcamp puts a pause in there— screws with the continuity I spent hours in the studio working on.

They take a cut, but it’s tiny— and downloaders get to keep their files forever!

@cryptograbear @yogthos I was pleasantly surprised to read that 40% of people pay more than the minimum.

Re segue: Does Bandcamp alter the uploads in any way? Or do you mean it's a problem with their player?

I usually just download the tracks, so I haven't noticed.

@ricardojmendez @yogthos Not entirely sure! I also may have not uploaded it correctly.

Either way it’s *least* awful platform by such a lead that I’d say it’s definitely good by comparison, and *almost* good just judged on its own.

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Afaik Bandcamp doesn't alter anything, I've bought plenty of albums that have seamless transitions in them and they were all fine.
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@yogthos @aladar @ricardojmendez It’s *great* for downloads, but the streaming player can get real buggy— often it stops playing when a track ends, if I’m trying to listen to a whole album....

Lately I’ve just been buying a ton of vinyl.

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@cryptograbear @aladar @ricardojmendez ah I just download everything and dump it to my nextcloud and stream from there

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