[PLAYLIST] Bandcamp Edition: A Buyers Guide To Supporting Artists
Music Platform Is Waiving All Fees And Providing Artists 100% Of Revenue On All Sales Every First Friday Of The Month
Bandcamp, an essential platform for music artists, have provided their own version of assistance and relief for artists during these quaran-times. The platform is dubbing “BandCamp Fridays” which will waive its revenue on all sales made and go towards artists pockets directly. From vinyl to digital to merch; all purchases made on the site will go directly to the artists and labels themselves.
On its first run, the platform reported over $4 million going to artists in one full Friday, spanning from 12AM – 12PM. The platform has now extended this offering to the first Friday of every month, for the next 3 months.
Whether you’re looking to support your favorite artist or looking to explore a new favorite, there are countless sonic or tangible products waiting for you. In a new world where industries have been flipped upside down; one of the hardest affected has been the music industries. With halts on everything from recording processes to tours, musicians, along with production teams, venue staff and labels have felt the impact.
We want to highlight the music community by providing a list of ever growing recommendations we will update throughout the day on BandCamp Friday, as well as continue re-share every upcoming fee-waived Friday. Theres much to support and something for everyone to enjoy. When music has given us all so much, the least we can do is turn around and support those who support the world through their art.
Check out these amazing recommendations! If you have music to share or add; be sure to leave the info in the comments so we can expand the list!
Searing with incredible vocals and rythmic, persucssive cumbia melodies, the artist pays homage to the great fallen Juan Gabriel with an endearing rendition of Hasta Que Te Conoci, a single released exclusively for BC.
The enigmatic Brooklyn synth-pop trio, Nation of Language‘s debut album is expected to debut later this month, however it is available for fans to purchase now via their BC. We highly recommend purchasing and getting a head start on this gem of a record.
Hailing from South Africa, Asher Gamedze has debuted his new EP Dialectic Soul and is now available via BC. A euphoric ensemble of scintillating jazz, the track “State of Emergence Suite” off of his latest release is a promising emergence from the gifted musician.
East-LA bred super group Las Cafeteras fuse the sounds of Son Jarocho, Hip Hop, Cumbia and Folklore. With offerings ranging from LPs to totes to pins, the eclectic bands offerings are as beautifully diverse as they are.
So-Cal thrash metal band Warbringer have recently released their latest album Weapons of Tomorrow, their highly anticipated follow up from 2017’s Woe To The Vanquished, just a few days ago. The blistering album is available on their BC page.
The tropical afro-latin’s band released their most recent single, Te Adoro, explored a new venture for the band who moved towards the 60s, 70s and 80s sound of Dominican Bachata. The song, all too perfect for dancing away our troubles and you can keep the party going by delving into their full collection.
Chicago indie-rock outfit Twin Peaks are offering their collection of music for purchase today on BC. Offering some of the wildest live shows we’ve experienced; we highly recommend supporting them to make sure we can all see them live again very soon.
Named one of our favorite acts from last years Desert Dazemusic festival, Mdou Moctar is offering an exclusive mixtape of live recordings today and we highly recommend it just may be the next best thing to catching him in person.
LA surf-punk band Sad Girlare offering exclusive mixes of tracks from their most recent album Chlorine minus vocals and guitar + a .pdf with lyrics and chords to encourage people to learn and play along.
The South Korean indie band is offering an exclusive t-shirt merch design on their BC today. While the band and sound have gone through a trajectory of changes; were looking forward to their return this year.
The label is offering exclusive merch bundles, exclusive live LP from Collocutor, exclusive releases from Tamar Collocutor & Tenesha The Wordsmith and an exclusive compilation to raise money for artists in Dar es Salaam and the arts centre Nafasi, which has temporarily closed.
The label will provide proceeds from all eight Nickodemus records towards supplies for making pizza with the label’s mobile pizza oven to be donated to hospitals hit hardest by Covid, as well as children in NYC neighborhoods.