Bandcamp CEO and cofounder Ethan Diamond broke the news earlier today, March 2nd, in a statement on Bandcamp’s blog.
For those who don’t know, Bandcamp is an online music store as well as a platform for artist promotion that many independent artists are using to sell their music and merchandise direct to consumers in digital and physical formats.
“Bandcamp will keep operating as a standalone marketplace and music community, and I will continue to lead our team,” he wrote. “The products and services you depend on aren’t going anywhere.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a statement, Epic said that Bandcamp “will play an important role in Epic’s vision to build out a creator marketplace ecosystem for content, technology, games, art, music and more.”
Bandcamp Fridays will continue as planned, and the Daily will keep highlighting the diverse, amazing music on the site. The deal with Epic Games, he said, would help Bandcamp expand internationally and “push development forward across Bandcamp.”
Source : ra.co