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Bandcamp Will Waive All Fees The First Friday Of The Next Three Months

Buy music on May 1, June 5, and July 3!


Bandcamp waived all their fees on Friday, March 20, allowing all proceeds to go directly to artists and labels. People spent $4.3 million that day, which Bandcamp said was "more than 15 times our normal Friday, and at the peak, fans were buying 11 items per second."

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Bandcamp then announced they'd be doing another one of these days on May 1, but now they're expanding that to the first Friday of the next three months.

So if you're planning on buying music on Bandcamp, do it on May 1, June 5, and July 3!

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact all of us, and artists have been hit especially hard as tours and shows are 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 an urgent priority for anyone who cares about music and the artists who create it.

On March 20, 2020, we waived our revenue share in order to help artists and labels impacted by the pandemic. The Bandcamp community showed up in a massive way, spending $4.3 million on music and merch—15x the amount of a normal Friday— helping artists cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and so much more. It was truly inspiring.

But the pandemic and its impact on the music community aren’t over, so on May 1, June 5, and July 3 (the first Friday of each month), we’re waiving our revenue share for all sales on Bandcamp, from midnight to midnight PDT on each day.

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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 through the coming months as we work to support artists in this challenging time.

Ethan Diamond
Co-Founder & CEO

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