Standing in stark and lovely contrast to Spotify, Bandcamp continues to give back to the music community. Today, as they’ve done in the past, Bandcamp is waiving their revenue share so the artists get more money during these troubled times.
From the company:
We started Bandcamp Fridays back in March to support artists impacted by the pandemic, and in the past few months the music community has come together in a huge way: in just four days, fans put more than $20 million directly into the pockets of artists and labels.
That’s incredible, but just as amazing is that since the pandemic hit in March, fans have bought more than $75 million worth of music and merch directly from artists and labels, and to date, fans have paid artists over half a billion(!) dollars on Bandcamp.
It’s a good reminder that Bandcamp Fridays are really an extension of what Bandcamp is about every day. Thank you to all the artists and labels who shared their music with us, and the fans who spent their hard-earned coins to support the artists they love.
That is incredible. Have a great Friday and make it greater by going to Bandcamp and buying yourself some new music!
Because the pandemic is far from over, we’ll continue to hold Bandcamp Fridays on the first Friday of every month until the end of the year. A more detailed calendar is below.
Bandcamp Fridays 2020 Calendar:
August 7, 2020
September 4, 2020
October 2, 2020
November 6, 2020
December 4, 2020
All from midnight to midnight Pacific time.