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About BCRecommender (Bandcamp Recommender)

BCRecommender is all about personalized Bandcamp recommendations: Helping people discover music they may like, and supporting the artists by purchasing their music on Bandcamp.

I've been a Bandcamp user for a few years now. I love the fact that they pay out a significant share of the revenue directly to the artists, unlike other services. In addition, despite the fact that fans may stream all the music for free and even easily rip it, over $80M were paid out to artists through Bandcamp to date (including almost $3M in the last month) – serving as strong evidence that the traditional music industry's fight against piracy is a waste of time and resources.

One thing I've been struggling with since starting to use Bandcamp is the discovery of new music. While Bandcamp has been releasing new features that have definitely increased my engagement and helped me find more stuff to listen to, I still believe Bandcamp music discovery could be much better. Specifically, I want to listen to Bandcamp recommendations that match my taste, and be able to browse music that is similar to specific tracks and albums that I like.

Rather than waiting for Bandcamp to implement those missing discovery features, I decided to do it myself. BCRecommender is the result of this decision. I made it freely available because I believed other Bandcamp fans would enjoy it too. Based on responses from early adopters, I wasn't wrong.

Frequently asked questions

What are you getting out of this project?

Mostly personal satisfaction and new music discoveries. I'm not making any money from running this website, but it's also not too expensive, so I'm happy to have it out there helping fellow Bandcamp fans.

How are the recommendations generated?

Based on the tags assigned to the music, the preferences of similar fans, and a little bit of magic.

Shia Labeouf magic gif

How often do the recommendations get updated?

Every few weeks, which is one of the reasons it's relatively cheap to run this website. If you want to be notified when this happens, simply subscribe to updates using the form at the bottom of any page with recommendations. You will get only one email per update – I won't spam you.

This is awesome! How can I help?

  • Tell your friends and other Bandcamp fans
  • If you make a purchase based on a BCRecommender suggestion, mention BCRecommender and link to it when you review the item on your fan page
  • Put a link to BCRecommender on your blog/website
  • Follow @bcrecommender on Twitter and tweet nice things about it
  • Email me to let me know you're enjoying BCRecommender (that's my main source of motivation)

I found a bug and/or have great suggestions! How do I get in touch?

Send me an email or tweet to bcrecommender.

Disclaimer

This website is in no way associated with or endorsed by Bandcamp. It is just my personal project, trying to make it easier for people to discover new music on Bandcamp. Visitors should support the artists and purchase the music that they discover here through Bandcamp.