Support your favorite musical artists on Bandcamp Friday!

Once again, Bandcamp will be waiving their revenue share to help music artists and labels.

A message from Bandcamp:

This Friday, Support Artists Impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Ethan Diamond · August 04, 2020

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.

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.

Stay tuned for more details, and until then we’ll continue working to make Bandcamp the best place to support artists every single day. Thank you again, and we wish you all safety and good health.

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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. For time zone demystification, check out: http://isitbandcampfriday.com/


You don’t need to restrict yourself to supporting music. Local artists of all kinds in your community could use your help in these difficult times.

New music from Faun

Exclusively available on Bandcamp.

Here is what they have to say about it:

Due to the corona crisis we have (for the first time in our band history) a summer without concerts. Therefore we decided to release a brand new FAUN song on Bandcamp. “Tamlin” is an old Scottish ballad about a young man who has been robbed by the queen of the fairies. Here is a short snippet. You can listen at Bandcamp to the full song and for a donation of 4.- Euros or more you can stream the song at Bandcamp more than three times and download it in a good quality. Therefore we would be very happy if you would help us through these financially difficult times by purchasing that song.
PLEASE ALSO SHARE THIS POST!! so that many people will know about „Tamlin“.
We miss the concerts and especially YOU, our great audience very much these days. See you hopefully very soon again,
yours FAUN.
faun-music.bandcamp.com

Faun Tamlin artwork – July 2020

Support your favorite musical artists on Bandcamp again Friday!

Once again, Bandcamp will be waiving their revenue share to help music artists and labels.

A message from Bandcamp:

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact all of us, and artists have been hit especially hard as tours and shows are 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 an urgent priority for anyone who cares about music and the artists who create it.

On March 20, 2020, we waived our revenue share in order to help artists and labels impacted by the pandemic. The Bandcamp community showed up in a massive way, spending $4.3 million on music and merch—15x the amount of a normal Friday— helping artists cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and so much more. It was truly inspiring.

On May 1, 2020, we did it again and fans paid artists $7.1 million – amazing!

On June 5, 2020, fans paid artists $4.8 million, and so many artists and labels used the day to donate to organizations fighting for racial equity that we had to put together two separate posts (here and here) to list them all.

But the pandemic and its impact on the music community aren’t over, so on July 3, we’re waiving our revenue share for all sales on Bandcamp, from midnight to midnight PDT. Check isitbandcampfriday.com for timezone demystification.

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 as we work to support artists in this challenging time.

Ethan Diamond
Co-Founder & CEO
Bandcamp

For more about Bandcamp and their fundraiser, go here.


You don’t need to restrict yourself to supporting music. Local artists of all kinds in your community could use your help in these difficult times.

Support your favorite artists again!

Once again, Bandcamp will be waiving their revenue share to help music artists and labels.

A message from Bandcamp:

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact all of us, and artists have been hit especially hard as tours and shows are 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 an urgent priority for anyone who cares about music and the artists who create it.

On March 20, 2020, we waived our revenue share in order to help artists and labels impacted by the pandemic. The Bandcamp community showed up in a massive way, spending $4.3 million on music and merch—15x the amount of a normal Friday— helping artists cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and so much more. It was truly inspiring.

But the pandemic and its impact on the music community aren’t over, so on May 1, June 5, and July 3 (the first Friday of each month), we’re waiving our revenue share for all sales on Bandcamp, from midnight to midnight PDT on each day.

(Over 150 artists and labels are offering discounts, exclusive items, merch bundles, and more this Friday.)

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 through the coming months as we work to support artists in this challenging time.

Ethan Diamond
Co-Founder & CEO
Bandcamp

For more about Bandcamp and their fundraiser, go here.


You don’t need to restrict yourself to supporting music. Local artists of all kinds in your community could use your help in these difficult times.

Support your favorite artists

A message from Bandcamp:

Greetings!

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit artists especially hard as tours and shows are canceled for the foreseeable future. To help support those impacted, we’re waiving our revenue share on all sales this Friday, March 20, from midnight to midnight PST. If you are able, please join us in putting some much needed money directly into artists’ pockets.

Read more about why we’re doing this, and please help us spread the word!


You don’t need to restrict yourself to supporting music. Local artists of all kinds in your community could use your help in these difficult times.


By the way, this is my 400th post to this blog. My thanks to all of you who are following along.

New music from Black Tape for a Blue Girl

The new release, titled Highlights, is available for digital download from Projekt Records on Bandcamp. This is a name-your-price (including free) release. Of course the right thing to do is pay something if you can.

From the album’s description:

Ethereal, evocative, powerful and introspective, Black Tape For A Blue Girl’s recent studio albums expand upon the sweeping darkwave / art rock aesthetic they’ve developed over the past 34 years. Their eclectic, modernist approach refreshes BlackTape’s pioneering musical sentiments while maintaining the unique originality of their sound.

HIGHLIGHTS collects 10-tracks in a 50 minute overview of their last four years, ranging from ethereal dream pop to brooding darkwave, to atmospheric ambient drone. Three non-album cuts include a re-recording of 1989’s “Through sky blue rooms,” while on the 2020 exclusive-to-this-collection version of 1987’s “Scream, my shallow” vocalist Danielle Herrera recreates this harrowing story of obsession and denial.

Free music

The nice folks at Spotted Peccary Music have released their latest ambient electronic sampler, and you can get it for pay-what-you-want or free over at Bandcamp. Yes, truly free. But if you can, you should really pay them at least something – and there are benefits to doing so. I paid for mine, it’s the right way to go. 61 minutes of musical goodness released in the past year, go for it!

33 – free ambient electronic sampler – 2020