Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share again on 1st May.
On 20th March, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the online music store and platform took no cut from purchases made on music and merch for a 24 hour period. With tour cancellations and festival postponements leaving countless members of the international music community out of pocket, the move was met with immense positivity from artists and fans alike. In total, $4.3 million was spent on music over the course of 24 hours, all going straight to the creators.
The platform has revealed that, as well as waiving its revenue share again on 1st May for 24 hours, it has some more plans in motion for the occasion, which will be announced next week.
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. Check out the most recent one here. Have a dig, and add some stuff to your wishlist to buy on the 1st.
We’ve also been inviting artists to share recent additions to their Bandcamp collections in our new feature series, Selections.
Read our feature about the rise and rise of Bandcamp, one of the most vital platforms for independent music, here.