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Music in lockdown

Rob Hughes, Uncut, January 2021

WHILE IT'S been a highly challenging year for the music industry – particularly in terms of cancelled tours, venue closures and a disrupted retail market – there have been some positives. Online sales are on the increase, largely driven by resourceful sites keen to offer the listener an exclusive experience. Chief among them is Bandcamp, whose swift response to the financial impact of the pandemic led to them waiving their share of revenue for 24 hours on the first Friday of every month.

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