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AC55ID Launches Online Music Marketplace and Hub, Fostering a Fair Ecosystem for Independent Artists and Labels


AC55ID today announced that it has launched its online music marketplace and hub to foster a fair ecosystem for independent electronic music artists and labels.

The Bandcamp alternative, which runs on an affordable subscription model, provides members with free use of its dedicated fulfilment center, which streamlines the processing and shipping of vinyl and merchandise, inclusive of dedicated customer support. AC55ID shows its commitment by ensuring that artists retain 100% of their earnings from digital and physical sales through its marketplace, with AC55ID taking 0%.

Showcasing its industry appeal, dozens of esteemed labels have already joined the platform, including the renowned Nechto record label by DJ Nastia, with many more exciting announcements on the horizon.

“We were inspired by the success of Bandcamp Fridays, where the first Friday of each month saw Bandcamp waiving its revenue share. We’ve taken this idea a step further by guaranteeing artists and labels an unprecedented 100% of their earnings consistently. Our pledge covers all digital and physical sales through its marketplace, aiming to foster a fairer ecosystem for independent creators. At AC55ID, it’s Bandcamp Friday every day.”

James, CEO of AC55ID

Emphasizing accessibility, AC55ID delivers an economical monthly subscription model.

Subscribers pay just a $10 monthly artist subscription and a $29 monthly label subscription that includes unlimited artists’ profiles and releases. In contrast, Bandcamp charges $50 per month for unlimited artist accounts.

This cost-effective strategy not only proves advantageous for artists and labels but is also enhanced by AC55ID’s unique complimentary fulfilment centre.

Other subscriber benefits include full pricing and quantity control, physical and merchandise fulfilment, event schedule displays, and unlimited redownloads of music purchases. The marketplace utilizes blockchain technology, leveraging the power of secure smart contracts to guarantee that all transactions on the platform are transparent, secure, and immutable.

Realizing the company’s commitment to sustainable vinyl pressing, AC55ID’s On-Demand Vinyl Pressing enables fan-powered campaigns with a progressive solution that minimizes waste. Customers also have the choice of Bio Vinyl, a bio-based petroleum-free PVC sourced from cooking oil or industrial exhaust gases.

AC55ID was founded by a tight-knit team of tech geeks, artists, musicians, and developers who thrive in exploring what’s beyond the box. They are dedicated to growing the AC55ID community with an interest in creating a fair ecosystem for independent artists and labels through innovation and collaboration.

AC55ID invites artists, labels, and music enthusiasts to explore its platform and join a growing community dedicated to creating a fair ecosystem. For more information and sign-up, visit AC55ID.

Plus, celebrate their launch with a special early access offer: sign up before July 31st with code AR2024 at https://www.ac55id.com/ for a complimentary one-month subscription.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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