Bandcamp has an artist-first mission, seeking to align itself with local music. By opening a physical retail and entertainment space, it allows the company to expand beyond just selling music and merchandise direct to consumers on behalf of bands and indie artists. Bandcamp currently offers more five million albums in its online catalog.
Only 99 LPs will be available for sale in the Bandcamp store at any given time, with different records swapped in and out regularly, with plans to add both tapes and 7-inch records in the future.
Beyond retail, the space can help shine a spotlight on artists and also serve as a venue for performances. Furthermore, Bandcamp has partnered with local organizations such as Oakland School for the Arts, Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, and Transgender Law Center to throw music-focused community events. - excerpt from Bandcamp Throwing Free Party in Oakland for Grand Opening of First Record Store
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