Manage Multiple Artists from a Single Account

You can now easily switch between all your artists on Bandcamp without the hassle of repeatedly logging in and out. First, make sure you’re in whichever account you plan on logging in with from now on. Then open up your artist menu and select  “add more artists”:

add artist

 

Enter the name and password of the artist(s) you want to add:

artist pane

Those bands are added to the artists pane of your settings page, above, where you can quickly jump between their sites (and profile, tools and stats pages).

 

You can also navigate between them from the artists menu:

artist menu

 

A couple of notes:

The new gear icon gear icon in the upper right is how you get back to your settings page, where you manage your artists, change your email and password, and do other account-level things.

If you’re running a small label where you manage all your artists, but the artists themselves have access to their individual accounts, that will continue to work just fine. Add the artists to your account as described above — the individual logins will not be affected.

This is only the first step in making it easier to work with multiple artists on Bandcamp. You can probably guess steps two through five. We’re working on them!

41 Comments

  1. Posted August 29, 2013 at 4:12 am | Permalink

    Finally! Thanks, that’s very much appreciated!

  2. Posted August 29, 2013 at 5:05 am | Permalink

    Hi,

    I think i’ve been waiting for that (and the promised more to come) for years. You eventually did it!! This will save my day, since navigating through nearly ten different profiles with repetitive log-in / log-out was really painful.

    Keep up the good work!
    Best,
    Christophe

  3. Effeminate Records
    Posted August 29, 2013 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Oh boy, did we need this. Thank you!

  4. Posted August 29, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this! One of my oldest Bandcamp wishlist items.

  5. Posted August 30, 2013 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    awesome.

  6. Posted August 31, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    LOVE this new feature! thanks!

  7. G
    Posted September 1, 2013 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    Unified monthly sales report? Or is that one of the upcoming steps? Glad to see some action here, either way!

  8. Posted September 3, 2013 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    I love you!

  9. Posted September 3, 2013 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    YEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!
    Thank you thank you thank you!!!

    Highly anticipating “steps 2-5”
    Especially whichever one helps me with accounting to multiple songwriters!!!

    You guys kick serious butt!

  10. Posted September 3, 2013 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    thanks – i really spent to much time on exactly this issue.

  11. juggleware
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    How will this affect us if one account is a “Pro” account and the other one is not? Is it better to merge these under the Pro account’s name?

  12. Posted September 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Hi Alec, there’s no relation to Pro status, so merge under whatever account you like. Pro features still apply to whichever accounts you’ve upgraded, and only those accounts.

  13. Posted September 3, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Great, that makes it so much easier!

    I still miss some of the features of the old players like changeable background, simple small arrow…

    Thank you!

  14. Posted September 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    You really just never stop making things better. Thanks for all of your work.

  15. Zoë Blade
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant, thankyou!

  16. brooks
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Seriously. Thanks for this. This is great.

  17. DoubleDog
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Love it!

  18. Posted September 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    This is the best thing that could happen to bandcamp for me aside from a program that prints money out on my printer legally.

  19. Posted September 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    Thank you guys so much!

  20. Posted September 3, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    AWESOME!!!!! this new feature made my day :)

  21. Posted September 4, 2013 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    This is a great help – I’m glad to see that BC has not forgotten those of us who have not yet decided to go Pro (or can’t afford it). Thank you very much indeed. I’m interested to see what the next steps will be.

  22. Posted September 4, 2013 at 3:29 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on Sterry and commented:
    So glad that bandcamp have released this new feature! I currently manage about three different bandcamp profiles, so I’m really glad that I’ll finally be able to access them all without having to repeatedly log in and out.

  23. Posted September 4, 2013 at 3:54 am | Permalink

    I didn’t realize just how much I wanted this feature until it arrived.

  24. Posted September 4, 2013 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    That is VERY slick.
    Steven

  25. Matthew
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    As a manager of multiple artists do i need to set up a parent account so to speak that i log into to oversee my artists accounts?

  26. Posted September 4, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matthew, our advice for labels is to have a separate band account for the label (for samplers, etc.) and individual band accounts for each artist. Then use this to link them to the label account.

    Also, a lot of artists who are in a few bands are also finding this useful — they’re just linking those other bands to their main band account. It’s not necessary to create a new account.

  27. roastoxcrisps
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    Thanks guys, I’ve been hanging for this.

  28. Posted September 5, 2013 at 12:21 am | Permalink

    amazing so much more convenient!

  29. Posted September 5, 2013 at 2:00 am | Permalink

    Woh! I was just thinking tonight how it would be awesome if I could manage my 3 bands with one account. Bandcamp can read my mind! Sweet!

  30. Posted September 5, 2013 at 2:01 am | Permalink

    Great job Bandcamp!

  31. californiak
    Posted September 5, 2013 at 4:22 am | Permalink

    This helps me a lot. Thank you!

  32. NONA A GINAT
    Posted September 5, 2013 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    LOVE

  33. Posted September 5, 2013 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Finally Life has become so much easier :-)

  34. Doug Linse
    Posted September 5, 2013 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    This is awesome! Thanks!

  35. Posted September 5, 2013 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    That’s great! Waiting for that for a long time. Thanks.

  36. Posted September 5, 2013 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Finally, thank you. Now if you could just make it so one doesn’t need to create separate accounts for each band. In other words I want to be to just have one account but I wish the downloads would have the Artist name in the .zip file name instead of the Label name. All of our acts right now are us, so don’t need to limit other artists access or anything like that.

  37. mplockwood
    Posted September 5, 2013 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    What about allowances for offering free downloads, are they now lumped together? or – more likely if the pro features stay with each account as you say – does each account still get the same allowances?

  38. arawdog1
    Posted September 5, 2013 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    great, love it!

  39. facethemusic
    Posted September 5, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Great feature and easy to use! Perfect!

  40. Posted September 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Great news!

  41. Posted September 9, 2013 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    That is one great feature !

    I wasn’t even daring to hope for such a life-simplifying leap, and now I’m having it anyway.

    Thanks, Bandcamp.

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