Music marketplace Bandcamp recently added features to its mobile app allowing users to listen to their music uninterrupted.
Announcing the feature on February 14th, Bandcamp now lets users queue music up in a way similar to other streaming platforms such as Spotify. “The Bandcamp app now supports queueing! Listen to multiple albums and tracks from your collection without interruption,” they wrote on Instagram. “Go to your collection and tap-and-hold on the items you want to add to your queue. Shuffle it if you’re feeling spicy, loop it if you’d like the music to continue forever.” The feature is available as of February 15th.
Fans have also been urging Bandcamp to add playlists to the platform alongside other features seen in competing apps.
The announcement comes in the middle of the company’s annual “Bandcamp Friday” event. On every first Friday, Bandcamp waives its fees and gives artists on their platform 100% of the profits. The initiative was first launched in 2020 to aid artists struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Founded in 2008 in Oakland, California, Bandcamp has become a popular music streaming platform for indie artists. Bandcamp artists have control over how they sell their music, setting their own prices for songs and merchandise.