Bandcamp To Waive Share Of Revenue On Three Additional Days


Online music commerce site Bandcamp is waiving its portion of proceeds from sales on several dates in an effort to help musicians.

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Bandcamp, the streaming music and online store, is aiming to help musicians impacted by performance cancellations during the coronavirus pandemic, saying that it will waive its share of revenue on May 1, June 5 and July 3. On March 20, the site also ceded its portion of sales, and said that artists on the platform earned $4.3 million that day.

In a post to its site Monday, co-founder Ethan Diamond explained the move.

“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.”

Diamond—whose company opened a physical record store and performance space in Oakland, California, during February 2019—wrote in a previous post that for “many artists, a single day of boosted sales can mean the difference between being able to pay rent or not.”

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