Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably familiar with both the streaming services, SoundCloud and Bandcamp.
The two services are different from Spotify and Apple Music as they will cater more towards artists that want to try and build up an audience, rather than a music database. Typically, SoundCloud will cater towards EDM producers and rappers, and Bandcamp caters to more independent artists.
SoundCloud allows its users to upload their music, comment on other songs and repost songs onto the user's own feeds.
Bandcamp is similar where artists can post their music and people can listen to it for free. The website has a feature that allows fans to buy albums under a “pay what you want” price tag in which the money is donated to the artists they listen to.
Despite the similarities, the two sites' communities have completely different stereotypes. SoundCloud caters more towards mainstream music, while Bandcamp caters towards indie artists.
The SoundCloud vs Bandcamp meme started when the Twitter user @jsmithyeet posted the image below:
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— J. Smith (@jsmithyeet) March 30, 2017
And then the internet went full-on meme mode
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— EDM Sauce (@EDMsauce) April 5, 2017
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— emmanuel (@Emmanuel_S18) April 4, 2017
— Claïs Lemmens (@Claiis) April 4, 2017
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— KIKI LA PHONE (@drewbriggeman) April 4, 2017
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— Robots With Rayguns (@robtswthrayguns) April 4, 2017
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— a (@liIruby) April 4, 2017
— Gianluca Brisigotti (@gianlucabrisi) April 4, 2017