Fairness Rocks News Another One Bites the Dust: Bandcamp acquired by Tencent’s Epic Games and still no fairness for session musicians


Fairness Rocks News Another One Bites the Dust: Bandcamp acquired by Tencent’s Epic Games and still no fairness for session musicians

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Author: Chris Castle

Date: March 8, 2022

Original Source: Music Technology Policy+9

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Another One Bites the Dust: Bandcamp acquired by Tencent’s Epic Games and still no fairness for session musicians

Bandcamp has been a safe haven for independent artists for years and throughout the pandemic. When asked by fans where fans can go to engage in fair commerce with artists outside of the downward centrifugal force of the big pool maelstrom, many said go to Bandcamp.

Now that Bandcamp is acquired by Epic Games, the cats paw of its 40% owner (that we know of) the Chinese surveillance company Tencent, the bloom may be off the rose. Tencent, like its affiliate Spotify, uses music for data scraping in the music-driven streaming data honeypot.

Read More: https://musictechpolicy.com/2022/03/08/another-one-bites-the-dust-bandcamp-acquired-by-tencents-epic-games-and-still-no-fairness-for-session-musicians/