The platform will not collect its share from sales for 24 hours on March 20th.
Bandcamp has announced that during 24 hours on March 20th (that’s TODAY, from midnight to midnight Pacific), the site will waive its revenue shares on music sales. This comes in an attempt to “put much-needed money directly into artists’ pockets”. The action comes in direct response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which had a massive effect on the music industry due to tour cancelations, which means a hard hit to artists, punters, and labels.
“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…For many artists, a single day of boosted sales can mean the difference between being able to pay rent or not.” Bandcamp co-founder and CEO Ethan Diamond wrote in a statement on the platform’s website.
So go on over to Bandcamp and support your favorite artists if you can.