Fortnite developer Epic Games has announced plans to acquire online music platform Bandcamp.
Bandcamp is an online music store and community where fans can discover, connect and directly support the indie musicians they love.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome the Bandcamp team to Epic Games,” said Steve Allison, vice president and general store manager at Epic Games, in a blog post.
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“Bandcamp has built an incredible community and business where up-and-coming artists can succeed through direct fan support, with one of the best revenue models and terms in music,” Allison added.
The company said Bandcamp will play an important role in Epic’s vision to create a creator marketplace ecosystem for content, technology, games, art, music and more.
“Bandcamp’s mission is to help spread the healing power of music by creating a community where artists thrive through the direct support of their fans,” said Ethan Diamond, CEO and co-founder of Bandcamp.
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Bandcamp said it is working with Epic Games to expand internationally and push development forward in Bandcamp, basics like album pages, mobile apps, merch tools, payment system and features. research and discovery, new initiatives.
“In Epic, we have found a partner who believes as deeply as we do that the future of music, and of art itself, depends on creating fair and inclusive communities like the one our fans and artists have contributed. to build.
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“We are excited to work alongside the Epic team to accelerate the achievement of our mission and further our shared goal of empowering more creators in a fair and open way,” added Diamond.
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