Listening Parties are the audio-only flavor of Bandcamp Live that puts the focus entirely on your album.
Listening Parties give you a chance to share your album with your community, build excitement, and chat with fans, without the added complications that come with video. You could host a Listening Party for a pre-order to give your fans an early preview of your album, for an album that is coming out on vinyl for the first time, or to showcase an album just because.
We designed Listening Parties to be as accessible as possible. These events are free - anyone with the link can tune in, and some additional interactions require a fan account (also free!). Just pick the album, choose a time, give it a brief description, and we’ll take care of the rest (though it helps to share the event on your social channels).
You don’t even need to start the album at showtime. The album will automatically begin playing from the first track and progress from track to track to until the end. All tracks published with the album will play in the Listening Party, even if certain tracks can’t be previewed from the album page. Fans from all over will be listening to the same thing, at the same time. When the last song finishes, the chat will stay open for 1 hour so you can hang around with your fans.