Everybody’s A Little Sus On Why Epic Games Bought Bandcamp
Bandcamp, best known as an online music distributor and hub for independent artists and labels,
Announced on Wednesday that they will be joining epic games in a blog post written by CEO Ethan Diamond. The price Epic Games paid for Bandcamp is currently unknown. That Blog Post states that while they will be acquired by the creators of Fortnite, they will continue to operate “as an offline marketplace and music community,” and artists will still have “the same control” over how they offer their music.
However, the game company’s decision to buy a music distributor left many confused,
And most assumed the worst. Artists, listeners, and commentators had a lot to say, and that something, in particular, was negative and skeptical. This makes sense, given that most regular people are somewhat. Suspicious of the ongoing acquisitions taking place in the gaming industry. There is an opinion that the video game industry is sacred, but the reality is that it is about making money, like most other industries. Given that Epic Games has been embedding music in Fortnite for quite some time, it wouldn’t be too surprised if they were considering using this acquisition to expand the potential of a “metaverse” type of project.
All I can say? Fuck off, buddy.