These are this week’s Bandcamp essentials (May 1st)
Today, 1st May, and on the first Friday of June and July, Bandcamp will waive its revenue fee for 24 hours, with 100% of spending on music and merch on the platform going directly to artists and labels. Dig into our list of over 60 releases, spanning techno, house, electro, bass, d&b, ambient, gqom and everything in between, below
The pandemic of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has had a devastating impact on our scene, leading to the cancellation of countless club nights and festivals across the world.
Artists have been heavily impacted too, having their main revenue streams disconnected for the foreseeable future.
With tour cancellations and festival postponements leaving many members of the international electronic music community out of pocket, Bandcamp has become an even more vital platform for supporting the music you love, with 80% of all sales from the online music store going directly to artists and labels. Last month, the platform announced it would be waiving its revenue share for all sales for one day, and on 20th March, took no cut from purchases made. In total, $4.3 million was spent on music over the course of 24 hours, all going straight to the creators. Today, 1st May, and on the first Friday of June and July, Bandcamp will waive its revenue fee for 24 hours, with 100% of spending on music and merch on the platform going directly to artists and labels once again.
As a show of solidarity to support the artists and labels impacted through the pandemic, we have launched a weekly roundup of the most vital Bandcamp releases. The round-up demonstrates a lot of what there is to love about our scene, with artists, labels and promoters also pulling together to help those that need it most in these tumultuous times through charity compilations and EPs.
Check out this week's vital Bandcamp releases below, as picked by DJ Mag's editorial team. It’s a bumper list, spanning techno, house, electro, bass, d&b, ambient, gqom and everything in between. Fill your crates.
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