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How to Join the #MetalBandcampgiftclub Birthday Club

neatoThe #MetalBandcampgiftclub community is a generous one, buying albums for friends and complete strangers alike. If you’d like to experience that love, join the Birthday Club by joining our Birthday Club Email List.

Having problems with that link? Send your name, birthday (DD/MM format), your Bandcamp wishlist URL, and a link to an album or song you discovered on Bandcamp that you looooove, to me: seth@metalbandcampgift.club

Every time there’s a birthday you’ll get an email, and it would be highly wonderful if the first email you get you gifted someone an album!

Then when your birthday rolls around, an email will go out with a link to your wishlist, and hopefully a few people buy you an album or two!

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Happy Birthday Mike

🎁 Happy Friday, everyone, and happy birthday to irish_mike who has just two albums in his collection, so visit this wishlist and do your thing!

📩 More people in the club means more bands feel the love. More birthdays, more random chances of albums being purchased from wishlists, and more big smiles on people’s face. Send this link (http://eepurl.com/gP1P4P) to your friends who love music, your bandmates, your co-workers, and anyone else who might enjoy give and receiving some music.

Happy Birthday Tom

Well, this is awkward – T.Gunn is on our Birthday Club list, but he doesn’t have anything on his wishlist! You can click to his profile today, and maybe he’ll add something. Maybe find something in his collection for yourself? Oh. check out his band Died Out – it’s a free download! Happy Birthday, Tom!

Either way, I know Tom wouldn’t mind me mentioning that we’re raising money for a bunch of Girls’ Rock Camps this month (and we’ve raised almost $200 so far). I met Tom years ago when I was performing as Seth W., my little one-person project that included foot drums and singing about broken down Ford Escorts.

📩 More subscribers, more gifts, more albums get sold. Send our sign up link (http://eepurl.com/gP1P4P) to your friends, post it on social media, write it on a sticky note and hand it to a co-worker who likes metal.

Happy Birthday Jim

Happy Birthday to Jim W. from Portland Oregon, with his Bandcamp Wishlist of 100 releases, including Elder, Russian Circles, Earth and plenty more. Put a smile on Jim’s face and gift him an album today.

More subscribers, more gifts, more albums get sold. Send our sign up link (http://eepurl.com/gP1P4P) to your friends, post it on social media, write it on a sticky note and hand it to a co-worker who likes metal.

Happy Birthday Philip

Today you can click over to Philip Yount’s Bandcamp wishlist and send him a gift (just hover over any release and click “Send As Gift”), or find something new for yourself!

More email subscribers, more gifts, more albums get sold. Send our sign up link (http://eepurl.com/gP1P4P) to your friends, post it on social media, write it on a sticky note and hand it to a co-worker who likes metal.

Happy Birthday Allen

Today is Allen Darling’s birthday! Hailing from China, Allen not only has a Bandcamp Wishlist packed with 185 releases (he’s got some gems in there, go look), but he also plays in a band called Mefitis.

The more people in the Birthday Club, the more albums gets sold. More birthday surprises, more bands making money, more awesome all around. Send this link (http://eepurl.com/gP1P4P) to your friends today!

Happy Birthday Catdad Björkhart

Happy Birthday to Catdad Björkhart – he’s got 127 items on his wishlist, so click over to his wishlist and buy him something nice.

FOR YOUR WISHLIST CONSIDERATION

The Inveterate Fire‘ by Firelink (two person death / black metalfrom Atlanta)

Horus Torus’ by Marc UÅ (from the site – “drums and synthesizers… instrumental synth prog/metal/hardcore. Synth riffs that bring to mind everything from Earth Crisis, Finntroll, Genesis, and Yes.”)

Rabbits‘ by Brume (from the site – “combine the weight of Black Sabbath’s pioneering distorted riffs with the graceful beauty of singers like Bjork and Portishead’s Beth Gibbons.”)

Buying and Owning Music is Still a Good Idea in 2020

Some good bits of wisdom from this article, ‘Prepper-style music hoarding,’ by Tom MacWright.

The best place to buy music is Bandcamp. It’s fair to bands and customers. They have a real and sustainable business model. They do essentially everything right: it’s easy to download music in a variety of formats, you can re-download tracks if you lose them, and you can stream music too.

I remember becoming frustrated with managing my iTunes collection, especially when Rdio (hah, remember that site?), had everything ordered perfectly, with all the proper artwork and release dates. But like Tom points mentions, what happens when (not if) a label or distributor pulls their catalog?

Will it become the opposite of streaming now? Where you have to subscribe to certain services to have access to exclusive content, but even more gross? What happens when one of your favorite labels is only on Spotify, but you’re an Apple Music user?

Read more here.

Happy Birthday Chris Kaye!

Happy Birthday to Chris Kaye, he with the wishlist which contains 22 items, including Trap Them, Oathbreaker, Venom Prison, and more! Click on over and take a look.

For Your Wishlist Consideration

Woolf Road Sessions 2019‘ by Died Out (NJ punk rock from my buddy Tom, free download)
The Annex of Ire‘ by Neck of the Woods (proggy death metal vibes)
Extol‘ by Extol (from 2013, but wow… still so good).

Join the Metal Bandcamp Gift Club here.

Happy Birthday Kim Kelly!

Wish a Happy Birthday to Kim Kelly today by clicking through her Bandcamp Wishlist and click that “Send as a Gift” once or twice if you can. She’s got a wishlist of just over 230 releases, including ListlessOssuarium, Thou and tons more.

For Your Wishlist Consideration

Old Patterns‘ by Orphan Donor (grind)
Círculo Del Infierno‘ by ANTENOR (thrash from Argentina)
Porrima‘ by POSTVORTA (post metal from Italy)

Join the Metal Bandcamp Gift Club here.