Does Bandcamp Pay Royalties?

Its business model is driven by downloads, not streams.

According to Bandcamp’s Terms of Use, all music on its platform is royalty-free, which means no royalties are generated by its streamable albums and songs. They’re more of a promotional tool — a gateway to sales growth through downloads, merch, and physical music. 

That said, make sure you always read the terms of service when uploading songs to a new service; it’s the most surefire way to know if it’s royalty-free or not.

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