In a world of turmoil, Music Hosting website Bandcamp is doing their part to help artists during troubling times. With so many artists have to cancel shows and tours due to Corvid-19 Bandcamp is here to help. In a post on March 17 Bandcamp Co-Founder & CEO Ethan Diamond posted the following,
To raise even more awareness around the pandemic’s impact on musicians everywhere, we’re waiving our revenue share on sales today (Friday, March 20th, from midnight to midnight Pacific Time), and rallying the Bandcamp community to put much needed money directly into artists’ pockets.https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-covid-19-fundraiser
So head over to bandcamp find your favorite artist or even a new artist and show them some love.
Who is Bandcamp
For those of you who might be unfamiliar with Bandcamp, Bandcamp launch in 2008 and was found on the concept of artists being able to sell their music direct to consumer and not need the backing of a label, or distribution deals. For band’s to host their music on Bandcamp it’s 100% free, however if an artist chooses to sell on the platform Bandcamp makes 15%. To date according to bandcamp, they’ve paid artists $470 Million.