The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167955   Message #4056226
Posted By: GUEST,Roderick A. Warner
31-May-20 - 08:42 AM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl on Bandcamp
Subject: RE: Ewan MacColl on Bandcamp
Despite the negative comments from the resident McColl stan, Bandcamp is far from being a pop music site, whatever that might be. It’s a platform for many creative musicians across the genres and clumsy labelling where they can get their music out in their chosen formats to a wider audience than would have been possible otherwise. Especially helpful to younger musicians. Bandcamp take 15% after sales - a reasonable deal, imo. I’ve scanned through the McColl site and had a listen but he’s never been a favourite of mine anyway. Interesting, his voice is better than I remember but Peggy Seeger has always grated on me and her accompaniments always seemed clunky and old-fashioned fifty years ago. But others will disagree, which is their privilege. Point being, I had the chance to listen. Bandcamp have been donating their cut on selected days as a gesture for musicians due to the current crisis. Next one is next Friday 5th so old fashioned ideologists can rest easy that they won’t be supporting whatever enemy they see in buying anything from the site and all the money will go to the musicians/labels etc for disposal as they see fit. All others, fill your boots, as the saying goes... and check out some of the vast amount of music available...