No. We understand that there are companies offering up-front payments to do shows on their platforms. However, we don’t do that for the same reason we’ve never offered advances to bigger artists or labels to put their music up on Bandcamp: because we believe our mission is best served by giving everyone the same deal, regardless of size, and by being as transparent as possible about it (see our About page and Fair Trade Music Policy for more info).
One of the reasons we’re still here 12 years on is that we’ve stuck to that approach, and avoided unsustainable, short-term gimmicks designed to grab market share or compensate for a product that doesn’t quite deliver. We think Bandcamp Live does deliver, and you can be confident that any investment you make in the platform will continue to pay off years into the future.