[UPDATED] Bandcamp Announces COVID-19 Musician Fundraiser
Mar 20, 2020 • 6:50 am PDT
Bandcamp’s fundraiser is live. If you can, please consider supporting musicians impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
Bandcamp will waive its revenue share on sales for one day in order to support musicians and lessen the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Bandcamp’s fundraiser will take place this Friday, March 20 (from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. PT).
Artists receive revenues from purchases made on Bandcamp within 24-48 hours after the sale. The website offers a Discover tool as well as Daily new editorial recommendations and Best Of lists. Gift cards are also available.
Follow this link for more information on Bandcamp for fans and artists. Read a message from Bandcamp co-founder and CEO Ethan Diamond below:
The Covid-19 pandemic is in full force, and artists have been hit especially hard as tours and shows are being canceled for the foreseeable future. With such a major revenue stream drying up almost entirely, finding ways to continue supporting artists in the coming months is now an urgent priority for anyone who cares about music and the artists who create it. The good news is that we’re already seeing many fans going above and beyond to support artists across Bandcamp.To raise even more awareness around the pandemic’s impact on musicians everywhere, we’re waiving our revenue share on sales this Friday, March 20 (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time), and rallying the Bandcamp community to put much needed money directly into artists’ pockets.
For many artists, a single day of boosted sales can mean the difference between being able to pay rent or not. Still, we consider this just a starting point. Musicians will continue to feel the effects of lost touring income for many months to come, so we’re also sharing some ideas below on how fans can support the artists they love and how artists can give fans new, creative ways to provide support.
It may sound simple, but the best way to help artists is with your direct financial support, and we hope you’ll join us on Friday and through the coming months as we work to support artists in this challenging time.
Co-Founder & CEO