Setlist: Bandcamp acquired by the creator of Fortnite Epic Games

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By Andy Malt and Chris Cooke | Posted on Monday, March 7, 2022

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key music and music industry events from the past week, including Epic Games’ acquisition of Bandcamp and what a game company could want with it. a direct-to-fan music platform, as well as the Entertainment Retailers Association’s statistics on music streaming in 2021 and what it thinks should happen in the streaming economics debate.

SECTION TIMES
01: Band Camp (00:02:57)
02: ERA Statistics (00:17:43)
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STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
• Epic Games acquires Bandcamp
• ERA releases a slew of positive streaming statistics, but says industry needs to be ‘bold’ to respond to economics of streaming debate

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