Bandcamp has announced that it is waiving its cut of sales today, Friday March 20, in support of artists as they adapt to a time where touring isn't a possibility due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to the streaming and music hosting website waiving its revenue share on Friday, some record labels, like Run For Cover, Sargent House, Deathwish, and Father/Daughter Records, are ensuring their cuts from their Bandcamp catalogs go directly to the artists.
“To raise even more awareness around the pandemic’s impact on musicians everywhere, we’re waiving our revenue share on sales this Friday, March 20th (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time), and rallying the Bandcamp community to put much needed money directly into artists’ pockets,” said co-founder and CEO Ethan Diamond. “For many artists, a single day of boosted sales can mean the difference between being able to pay rent or not. Still, we consider this just a starting point.”
Check out Bandcamp’s website to buy music and merch, and directly support artists today on this new music Friday.
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