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The State of Bandcamp

Quarterly Growth

At present, there are 87,960 live stores running on the Bandcamp platform.

Here is the quarter-over-quarter growth of stores running Bandcamp.

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
251
2017 Q2
369
2017 Q3
160
2017 Q4
277
2018 Q1
406
2018 Q2
1,411
2018 Q3
1,607
2018 Q4
950
2019 Q1
2,850
2019 Q2
399
2019 Q3
522
2019 Q4
552
2020 Q1
479
2020 Q2
519
2020 Q3
603
2020 Q4
509
2021 Q1
1,096
2021 Q2 (to date)
70,068
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.

Top Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
MSNBC News
69
2016/12/30
NBC TV Network
86
2016/12/30
CIBC
157
2016/12/30
Brightcove
191
2016/12/30
fuboTV
196
2016/12/30

New Stores

Here are the 5 highest-ranked new stores that are running Bandcamp.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
St. David's HealthCare
3,017
2021/06/18
Welcome to OptionsPlay
7,054
2021/06/18
CryptoSlam!
7,397
2021/06/18
Sell My Phone
9,136
2021/06/18
kahionlinemedia.com
10,281
2021/06/18

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, Bandcamp has taken 12,093 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Bandcamp
198
Custom Cart
2021/06/10
SmartBear
335
Custom Cart
2021/06/08
Welcome to CDW
728
Custom Cart
2021/06/08
Ledger
779
Custom Cart
2021/06/10
www.greatbigcanvas.com
867
Custom Cart
2021/06/08

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, Bandcamp has lost 14 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Globo Canada
5,872
Custom Cart
2021/06/15
Perfect Duluth Day
126,227
Custom Cart
2021/06/15
Strictly Discs
180,188
Custom Cart
2021/06/15
Home– Sound Spark LLC
236,647
Shopify
2021/06/20
Sound Effects Search
408,251
Custom Cart
2021/06/18

Pricing Plan Breakdown

Here is the pricing plan breakdown for stores on Bandcamp.

Pricing Plan
Stores
Unknown
87,960

Category Breakdown

Here are the top 20 industry verticals for stores on Bandcamp.

Employee Breakdown

Here is the breakdown of Bandcamp stores by the number of employees.

Employees
Stores
1 - 9
2
10 - 24
4
25 - 49
4
50 - 99
2
100 - 249
1
250 - 999
7
1000 - 4999
1

Country Breakdown

The largest part of Bandcamp's install base is within the United States, but they have a solid presence within the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia as well.

Country
Stores
None
71,550
1,351
687
501
461
417
202

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

Social Media and Contact Info

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest have significant presence within the Bandcamp install base, with Facebook and Instagram especially showing quite strongly.

As expected, email remains an extremely popular communication channel.

Type
Stores
Percent
Email
43,186
49%
Facebook
36,220
41%
Twitter
18,775
21%
YouTube
11,832
13%
Instagram
7,990
9%
Phone
2,635
2%
LinkedIn
756
0%
Pinterest
358
0%
Facebook Group
259
0%
Tiktok
112
0%

Third-Party Technologies

Many Bandcamp merchants run third-party technologies on their store in addition to apps from the Bandcamp App Store. We're tracking 135 different technologies that have 92,356 collective installs on Bandcamp stores.

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

Technology
Stores
71,977
2,420
1,412
1,235
961

Themes

Bandcamp has an active and extension theme store. Merchants using Bandcamp can use one of those pre-built theme or develop their own custom theme to meet their needs. We're currently tracking over 1 different Bandcamp themes. Here are the top themes.

Theme Name
Stores
Unknown
87,960

Top-level Domain Distribution

The vast majority of Bandcamp stores use a .com domain. This is not surprising since alternate top-level domains have only recently been introduced 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.

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
83,359
.net
731
.org
649
.co.uk
642
.ca
251
.de
243
.rocks
118
.com.au
116
.fr
87
.nl
85

Get more insights on Bandcamp stores

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You can segment stores on a variety of dimensions:

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  • Email address
  • Phone numbers
  • Country
  • Third-party technologies
  • Creation date
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  • Top-level domains
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  • Domain type
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