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very sad re: bandcamp because it seemed like they were going to be good ones but at the same time my recommendation of "don't base your livelihood or anything that you care deeply about on privately owned companies' platforms" seems to still hold strong.

that said, i also understand this is easier said than done for those who aren't software engineers or particularly tech savy.

maybe that means it's on us software people to provide good alternatives for people.

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@vesto Many pieces are available.

GNU Taler has a pretty decent low cost online payment system available.

Maybe combine that with funkwhale for finding music that one can buy?

@vesto Also a "Black Socialists of America" suggested a cooperative they seem to be associated with.

https://twitter.com/resonatecoop

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