As Bandlab continue to grow the users for their free DAW platform to more than 20 million(!?), the services they offer also continue to increase.
They've now announced BandLab Albums, a service which allows the artist to upload tracks and sell them for whatever they like (including free). But the real kicker is that thy don't take a cut, that's right, 100% of the sales goes to the artist.
Release as many singles, EPs and albums as you like, and keep ALL of your earnings! No commissions, no fees and no hidden T&Cs.
We've had a look around and can't see any obvious downsides. Your material can be released as free, or tip based - in that there doesn't appear to be a minimum price, buyers can pay what they want.
Its also possible to upload supporting files, to give a little extra content to your buyers, BandLab say that they may include sharing actual BandLab Daw projects too - I guess for remixing and whatnot.
Whats in it for them? Good question, a user base of that size is not to be underestimated, and the BandLab empire is not limited to software, they also own a number of hardware brands too, so I guess they can sell you their stuff right?
Currently in beta for the web with the app (iOS/Android) coming soon.
Details can be found at: https://www.bandlab.com/features/albums
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