The COVID-19 pandemic has a huge impact on many artists right now. There are many different ways to help your favorite bands though. Bandcamp also decided to help. They will waive their revenues today, so there’s more money for the artists.
The Covid-19 pandemic is in full force, and artists have been hit especially hard as tours and shows are being canceled for the foreseeable future. With such a major revenue stream drying up almost entirely, finding ways to continue supporting artists in the coming months is now an urgent priority for anyone who cares about music and the artists who create it. The good news is that we’re already seeing many fans going above and beyond to support artists across Bandcamp.
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.
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. Musicians will continue to feel the effects of lost touring income for many months to come, so we’re also sharing some ideas below on how fans can support the artists they love and how artists can give fans new, creative ways to provide support.
It may sound simple, but the best way to help artists is with your direct financial support, and we hope you’ll join us both today and through the coming months as we work to support artists in this challenging time.
Co-Founder & CEO
There’s also a list of labels and artists that offer donations, exclusive merch and more:
If you want to help, today might be a good day to stock up your music collection and get some exclusive merch.
For further information go to https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-covid-19-fundraiser.