Bandcamp acquired by Fortnite developer Epic Games

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Online record store and music community Bandcamp has been acquired by Epic Games, the developer behind gaming titles Fortnite and Rocket League, as well as game creation tool, Unreal Engine.

In an email to users explaining the unexpected move, Bandcamp founder and CEO Ethan Diamond explains that the site will continue operating as a “standalone marketplace and music community”, and that he will continue to lead his team.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.