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Bandcamp’s third annual Juneteenth fundraiser for NAACP is happening today

"We’ll continue to promote diversity and opportunity through our mission to support artists," said Bandcamp CEO Ethan Diamond

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Bandcamp is running its third annual Juneteenth fundraiser today.

Launched in 2020, the initiative has, over the last couple of years, seen the company and platform donate 100% of its share of sales from a 24-hour period to the NAACP Legal Defence Fund.  

From midnight to midnight Pacific Time today, today (June 17th), it will once again donate the entirety of its share of sales to the fund, to support their ongoing efforts to promote racial justice through litigation, advocacy and public education.

In a statement, Bandcamp CEO and Co-Founder Ethan Diamond said: "This annual fundraiser is part of our larger, ongoing commitment to racial equity, and we’ll continue to promote diversity and opportunity through our mission to support artists, the products we develop, those we promote through the Bandcamp Daily and Bandcamp Radio, how we work together as a team, who and how we hire, and our relationships with organisations local to our Oakland space (some of which we’ve highlighted below)."

Go here to check out Black Artist Database's resource for discovering and supporting Black artists, today and every day.

This Juneteenth — June 17th-18th — the Black and queer roots of house music will also be celebrated with a series of events in Oakland, California.