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 Friday March 20, 2020, Bandcamp waived their usual 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. Based on this success, Bandcamp extended the monthly fundraiser, and in just four days, fans put more than $20 million directly into the pockets of artists and labels.
But the pandemic and its impact on the music community aren’t over, so on August 7, they will again waive their revenue share for ALL sales on Bandcamp, from midnight to midnight PDT. This Friday will be a perfect time to purchase the new album from SLO County Stumblers! Now available on compact disc, limited edition 12″ vinyl, and digital download.