Bandcamp, best known as an online music distributor and known as a hub for independent artists and labels, announced its joining on Wednesday Epic Games in a blog post by CEO Ethan Diamond. The price Epic Games paid for Bandcamp is currently unknown.
the blog entry states that while they will be acquired by the developers of Fortnite, they will continue to operate “as a distinct marketplace and music community” and artists will continue to have “equal control” over how they offer their music.
However, the gaming company’s decision to buy the music distributor has confused many, with most assuming the worst.
Artists, listeners, and commentators all had something to say, and that something was ultimately negative and skeptical. It makes sense considering most regular people feel a bit suspicious given the gaming industry’s ongoing acquisitions.
There’s this expectation that the video game industry is sacred, but the reality is that, like most industries, it’s a money-making business. Considering Epic Games has infused music Fourteen days for a while it wouldn’t be too surprising if they considered using this acquisition to expand the potential of a “Metaverse” type project.
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