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The State of Bandcamp in 2021

Updated Sep 17 2021

In this report, we'll cover the following essential statistics on Bandcamp usage.

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Bandcamp Growth

At present, there are 72,261 live stores running on the Bandcamp platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Bandcamp.

  • Bandcamp stores increased 1593.7% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q2.
  • Bandcamp stores increased 1640% year-over-year in 2021 Q2.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
41
2017 Q2
59
2017 Q3
31
2017 Q4
70
2018 Q1
76
2018 Q2
107
2018 Q3
137
2018 Q4
109
2019 Q1
1,664
2019 Q2
54
2019 Q3
72
2019 Q4
26
2020 Q1
96
2020 Q2
63
2020 Q3
19
2020 Q4
55
2021 Q1
38
2021 Q2
67,606
2021 Q3 (to date)
413
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

It's hard to know exactly when a Bandcamp store was first created but we use a heuristic combining DNS and WHOIS data that provides a reasonable approximation.

Social Media Usage On Bandcamp Stores

Ecommerce brands use social media sites to engage with millions of consumers. Instagram and Facebook are the dominant social media sites for ecommerce stores, by far, with Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube also having notable usage.

  • Facebook is used by 37.6% of Bandcamp stores.
  • Twitter is used by 17.8% of Bandcamp stores.
  • Instagram is used by 10.7% of Bandcamp stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
27,136
Twitter
12,889
Instagram
7,701
YouTube
7,593
Facebook Group
97
Tiktok
33
Pinterest
15
Snapchat
4
LinkedIn
3

Contact Information On Bandcamp Stores

Email remains an extremely popular communication channel for merchants. Many merchants also provide a phone number so that their customers can reach them instantly.

  • 52% of Bandcamp stores have an email on their website
  • 0% of Bandcamp stores provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
37,809
Phone
155

Top Categories For Bandcamp Stores

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for stores on Bandcamp.

  • 60.3% of Bandcamp stores sell Arts & Entertainment products.
  • 1.3% of Bandcamp stores sell People & Society products.
  • 0.3% of Bandcamp stores sell Games products.

Top Countries For Bandcamp Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Bandcamp.

  • 6.0% of Bandcamp stores are in United States
  • 2.1% of Bandcamp stores are in United Kingdom
  • 1.0% of Bandcamp stores are in Canada
  • 0.5% of Bandcamp stores are in Germany
Country
Stores
748
329
314
297
220
151

With a paid account, stores can also be segmented by region and city.

Number Of Products Sold For Bandcamp Stores

Here is the breakdown of Bandcamp stores by the number of products that they sell.

  • 0.0% of Bandcamp stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
  • 0.0% of Bandcamp stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 0.0% of Bandcamp stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
7
10 - 24
2
25 - 49
3
100 - 249
7
250 - 999
5
1000 - 4999
1

Top Technologies on Bandcamp Stores

We're tracking 11 different technologies that have 73,315 collective installs on Bandcamp stores.

  • Fastly CDN is used by 100.0% of Bandcamp stores.
  • Stripe is used by 1.2% of Bandcamp stores.
  • Facebook Pixel is used by 0.2% of Bandcamp stores.

Here are the top 10 third-party technologies, ordered by number of installs, across all Bandcamp stores.

Top Shipping Carriers Used By Bandcamp Stores

  • USPS is used by 2.5% of Bandcamp stores.
  • UPS is used by 0.4% of Bandcamp stores.
  • Canada Post is used by 0.3% of Bandcamp stores.

Here are the top 10 shipping carriers across all Bandcamp stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
USPS
1,802
UPS
292
Canada Post
210
Australia Post
123
Fedex
55
Japan Post
23
PostNord
17
DHL
12
Royal Mail
11
La Poste
6

Bandcamp Store Top-level Domain Distribution

.com is the most popular top-level domain for Bandcamp stores. This is not surprising since alternate top-level domains have only been introduced somewhat recently and there is still a certain cachet associated with .com domains.

That said, you'll find stark regional differences in certain countries. In Australia, .com.au is the most common top-level domain with .com a close second. This is the exception however as .com domains dominate in virtually all other countries.

  • 100.0% of Bandcamp stores have a .com domain.
  • 0.0% of Bandcamp stores have a .net domain.
  • 0.0% of Bandcamp stores have a .org domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
72,259
.net
1
.org
1

Top Bandcamp Stores

Here are the top stores, powered by Bandcamp, ordered by store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Specific Recordings
specific.bandcamp.com
89,299
2017/10/27
Disconnected Records
disconnected-records.bandcamp.com
104,442
2020/03/27
Eden Moody
edenmoody.bandcamp.com
109,431
2019/09/27
Manual
manual.bandcamp.com
114,992
2021/05/21
Illuminated Paths
illuminatedpaths.bandcamp.com
118,769
2021/05/28

New Bandcamp Stores

Here are the 5 highest-ranked stores added most recently.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
ngpofficial.bandcamp.com
ngpofficial.bandcamp.com
2,689,040
2021/09/17
Zomba Prison Project
zombaprisonproject.bandcamp.com
2,692,938
2021/09/17
Pinkish Black
pinkishblack.bandcamp.com
2,695,878
2021/09/17
Elaquent
elaquent-urbnet.bandcamp.com
2,696,342
2021/09/17
Males
malesmalesmales.bandcamp.com
2,790,522
2021/09/17

Stores Switching to Bandcamp From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Bandcamp has taken 24,774 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Platform
Stores
24,774

Here are the top stores that have switched to Bandcamp from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Mount Eerie
pwelverumandsun.bandcamp.com
123,504
Custom Cart
2021/07/01
Cloud Nothings
cloudnothings.bandcamp.com
126,344
Custom Cart
2021/07/01
Sameer Ahmad
sameerahmad.bandcamp.com
150,665
Custom Cart
2021/07/01
猫 シ Corp.
catsystemcorp.bandcamp.com
153,459
Custom Cart
2021/07/01
Roger Sellers
rogersellers.bandcamp.com
252,818
Custom Cart
2021/07/01

Stores Switching from Bandcamp To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Bandcamp has lost 1,123 merchants to competitive platforms.

Here are the top Bandcamp stores that have recently changed to a competitive platform.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Creative Commons
creativecommons.org
207
Custom Cart
2021/06/29
SmartBear
smartbear.com
421
Custom Cart
2021/06/29
www.greatbigcanvas.com
www.greatbigcanvas.com
719
Custom Cart
2021/06/29
Welcome to CDW
www.cdw.ca
725
Custom Cart
2021/06/29
Ledger
www.ledger.com
754
Custom Cart
2021/06/29

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