Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Bandcamp has set aside days where they waive their company's share of purchase fees to the artist. Even just one day of sales for 100% profit can be a big deal to musicians right now, especially since many have been out of work these last few months. And they're doing it again.
The platform has also announced it will be doing another day of donating their share of sales, this time as a fundraiser for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
- Help support black artists on Bandcamp June 5 and June 19.
Arrowhawk Records is donating 100% of Portland artist Jeffrey Silverstein’s "You Become The Mountain" sales to the Portland Freedom Fund & National Bail Out. Centripetal Force is donating all profits to Reclaim the Block. Damnably is donating 100% of their share of sales to Stand Against Racism & Inequality and Black Thrive. It's also offering new merch from Otoboke Beaver, Drinking Boys and Girls Choir, and Say Sue Me. Those are just a few examples; you can find the full list here.
Then on June 19, also known as Juneteenth, Bandcamp will be donating its share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and will do so every Juneteenth from here on out. The company will also be allocating $30,000 a year to partner with organizations that fight for racial justice and create opportunities for people of color.