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Epic has acquired music firm Bandcamp

Date Type Companies involved Size
March 3rd, 2022 acquisition Epic Games Not disclosed
Epic has acquired music firm Bandcamp

Epic Games has bought music company Bandcamp.

The deal was revealed in a blog post on the former's website, though no figure has been put on the acquisition. This continues the Fortnite giant's apparent mission of services where creators keep a larger sum of revenue. This follows Epic buying the likes of Harmonix, Sketchfab and ArtStation.

“Bandcamp’s mission is to help spread the healing power of music by building a community where artists thrive through the direct support of their fans,” Bandcamp CEO and co-founder Ethan Diamond wrote.

“In Epic, we’ve found a partner who believes as deeply as we do that the future of music, and art itself, depends on the creation of equitable and inclusive communities like the one our fans and artists have helped to build. We’re excited to work alongside the Epic team to accelerate the realization of our mission and pursue our shared goal of empowering more creators in a fair and open way.”

Epic Games Store VP and GM Steve Allison added: “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome the Bandcamp team to Epic Games. Bandcamp has built an incredible community and business where up and coming artists can succeed thanks to the direct support of their fans, with one of the best revenue models and terms in music. This aligns closely with Epic’s approach to supporting creators across all media and enabling them to connect directly with their fans.”


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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