Bandcamp waive fees on sales this Friday
Friday 20 March could be the perfect time to buy that single, EP, album, T-shirt, mug or sticker pack you've been eyeing up as Bandcamp waive their revenue shares for 24 hours
As the coronavirus takes a firm hold on, well, the world, we find ourselves in need of entertainment and the arts more than ever, so it’s important that wherever possible we continue to support artists in any way that we can. Seeing the need to help the music community more than ever right now, online music company Bandcamp are stepping up and have vowed to waive their share of sales revenue for a 24-hour period this coming Friday 20 March.
While on the face of it this may seem like quite a small gesture, it’s the kind of thing that could really make a difference at such a vital time for a lot of musicians who might not know where their next paycheck is coming from, or if it’s coming at all. “For many artists, a single day of boosted sales can mean the difference between being able to pay rent or not,” Ethan Diamond, co-founder and CEO of Bandcamp has said.
With the way that the industry has changed over the years, artists now rely on live tours more than ever to make a living. With live shows the world over being cancelled in what seems like every minute of every day right now, if you’re fortunate enough to be in a position where you can help support your favourite band, now could be the perfect time to buy that single, EP, album, T-shirt, mug or sticker pack you've been eyeing up for months. “It may sound simple," Diamond adds, "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."
Bandcamp's waived revenue sales will take place from midnight to midnight Pacific Time, which will be from 7am GMT, 20 Mar-7am GMT, 21 Mar