If bands and record labels needed any more reasons to set up shop on Bandcamp, they just got another one as of this morning. Bandcamp has just unveiled a group of new customizable music players that can be used to embed music across the web. Not only can bands and labels use the new players on their own web sites, but bloggers like me (and anyone else who creates pages on the web) can do it, too. And people who already have their music on Bandcamp don’t need to do anything to take advantage of this new functionality — it has automatically become available on all Bandcamp music pages.
I’m going to show you exactly what I’m talking about. And I’m picking the new EP by Sweden’s Vomitous (reviewed here) as a guinea pig, in part because it includes amazing album art by New Zealand’s Nick Keller. First, here’s a large player that doesn’t include a track list (I’ve customized the background and link colors, which you can also do with these new players):
Next, here’s the large player with a track list:
And now here’s a “minimal” version that only shows the cover art:
The large player also includes an option for including merch. And here’s a medium-sized player:
And an ultra-compact small one:
Pretty fuckin’ cool, ain’t it?
I should mention that the sizes of the players are also customizable, and to show you what I mean, check out what I did with one of the large players (and for more details about the launch of these new players go HERE):