Happy Bandcamp Wednesday. Fortnite-maker Epic Games is treating itself to an entire Bandcamp. The music download site announced the acquisition in a blog post today, adding that it will continue to function as a standalone entity with co-founder and CEO Ethan Diamond at its helm.
“We share a vision of building the most open, artist-friendly ecosystem in the world, and together we’ll be able to create even more opportunities for artists to be compensated fairly for their work,” Diamond wrote in the post.
The relatively business-as-usual approach includes the continued operation of Bandcamp’s marketplace, community and editorial product, The Daily, as standalone entities. The company says it will also continue to operate Bandcamp Fridays as planned. The monthly event, which removes the service’s cut from purchases, has been a wildly popular features as many musician have struggled to make ends meet amid touring shutdowns.

Bandcamp is joining Epic Games! Read more here: https://t.co/dvLEhURZYG

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