Here is something we had to do before releasing the new album.
It’s about how we distribute our music, in order to make it available to everyone.
(Even though it’s a bit obvious topic…)
“Should We Stop Using Spotify?”
As an indie band who goes against the commercialism of big industry, we sometimes feel like we don’t want to put our music on major streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. Just like any indie band, we are more about changing the system.
On the other hand, we have Bandcamp that is the place where music loving people who support indie music visit. You can buy directly from musicians and musicians actually get money from Bandcamp. A lot of cool bands from all over the world selling their music on Bandcamp.
(Here is our Bandcamp page. https://imaritones.bandcamp.com/ )
Sometimes we think about whether we should stop streaming our music via those major digital stores, and start selling our music exclusively on Bandcamp.
However, for a small indie band, it’s also a difficult decision because those Spotify and Apple Music are now industry standard and dominating the world.
Also it’s true there are some kids on the other side of the earth, they can listen to our songs via one of those streaming services such as Deezer. Can we take it away from them?
I think in this modern world, it’s up to the listener, where they get music and whether they pay or not. Probably that is the truth.
So it makes sense if we make our music available on every outlet and let the listener decide. That is probably a realistic idea.
What do you think?
Do you listen to our music (or other bands’ music) on those streaming services?
Do you think we can stop using them and sell exclusively on Bandcamp? (Bandcamp has their streaming option, too.)
Or should we stay on every digital stores available?
I’d like to hear your opinion.
Thank you very much.