You’ll receive payouts from us in your PayPal account. If you haven’t set one up yet, head over here.
The majority of accounts on Bandcamp use our Standard Payments system. Under Standard Payments, payments for digital and physical items are processed separately.
Payments for digital items are processed first by Bandcamp and paid out to your PayPal account 24-48 hours later. (Higher-value purchases, like a track that sells for $500, are manually reviewed and may take up to 14 days.) We collect our 10-15% revenue share at the time of sale along with payment processor fees.
Payments for physical merchandise are paid directly from the fan to your PayPal account without being processed through Bandcamp. Since we aren’t able to collect our 10% revenue share at the time of the transaction, we instead keep a running tab of the amount owed, which we call your “revenue share balance.” That balance is automatically paid off with proceeds collected from future sales (e.g. a percentage of your digital sales or an entire physical sale less than the owed balance).
Some accounts on Bandcamp use Enhanced Payments (if you have it, you’ll see a “You have Enhanced Payments” indicator on your Profile page under Payment Details, and on your Tools, Payment Summary, and Merch Orders pages).
In addition to checking out via PayPal, Enhanced Payments allows fans to pay for music and merch using a credit or debit card or a Bandcamp gift card. Bandcamp also collects and remits the necessary marketplace taxes on physical orders for sellers using Enhanced Payments.
For accounts using Enhanced Payments, all payments for digital items and physical merchandise are processed first by Bandcamp and paid out to your PayPal account 24-48 hours later (or on the first of the month for labels with that option). We collect our 10-15% revenue share, plus payment processor fees, at the time of sale. For details on shipping orders with Enhanced Payments, including how to print shipping labels, check out our How do I fulfill merch orders on Bandcamp article.
Whether or not you use Enhanced Payments, payments for live streams can be made using a credit or debit card, and are paid out to your PayPal account 24-48 hours after the live stream has ended.
How do I qualify for Enhanced Payments?
Currently, we’re only offering Enhanced Payments to a small group of artists and labels. We’ll be making this available to more sellers in the not-too-distant future – stay tuned!
Required Tax Information
Marketplaces like Bandcamp are required by law to collect tax information for all accounts that sell over $600 USD in a calendar year. Providing this information is necessary to receive payouts from Bandcamp. More information.