SoundCloud and Bandcamp as alternative music platforms

Hesmondhalgh, D, Jones, E and Rauh, A (2019) SoundCloud and Bandcamp as alternative music platforms. Social Media and Society, 5 (4). pp. 1-13. ISSN 2056-3051



  • Hesmondhalgh, D
  • Jones, E
  • Rauh, A
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Keywords: cultural platforms; music streaming services; Bandcamp; SoundCloud; alternative music; indie; punk; cultural production; cultural distribution
  • Accepted: 22 May 2019
  • Published (online): 26 November 2019
  • Published: 26 November 2019
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures (Leeds) > School of Media & Communication (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 15:31
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2023 21:51
Status: Published
Publisher: SAGE Publications
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