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Written by Nick Heer.

Artists Earned $7.1 Million From Bandcamp Sales Last Friday

Madison Bloom, Pitchfork:

On May 1, Bandcamp waived its revenue shares for a second time. For a full 24 hours, the site directed 100% of revenue to artists in an effort to help musicians whose financial stability has been affected by the spread of COVID-19. Now, Bandcamp has revealed that $7.1 million was spent on the site that day.

What a terrific initiative. I picked up new records from Black Dresses and Elephant Tree, and I’m looking forward to the upcoming fee-free days in June and July. Many artists you know and love are on Bandcamp, so if they are releasing something soon or you were considering buying an old favourite, this is a good way to support them directly.