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!

Sufjan Stevens

The ever elusive Sufjan Stevens is donating 100% of revenue made today on BC to the First Responders Fund.

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The electro-dance group has officially launched their BC page today and has celebrated by releasing a new exclusive single.

San Cha

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.

Nation Of Language

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.

Car Seat Headrest

Indie rock outfit, Car Seat Headrest released their first album today since 2016 via Matador Records. A redefinition on their lo-fi sound, the album is a solid rundown across the 10 song play through.

Balun

New York dream-pop group Balun has released exclusive re-launch of their merch from last release Prisma Tropical. From tees to totes, the merch is representative of the music as much as it is the art.

Helado Negro

Helado Negro‘s most recent hit single featuring Xenia Rubino‘s is available, as well as a collection of some of the most peace bringing songs during this time via his latest albums.

The Bralettes 

Dallas based all-girl pop-rock fit The Bralettes have a collection of music available for purchase, including their latest single “Differently“.

Good Morning

Aussie lo-fi bedroom band Good Morning have a collection of music and merch ranging from their early releases to their latest Basketball Breakups LP.

Lido Pimienta

With one of the best album releases of the year so far, Lido Pimienta has stunning LP Miss Colombia available for purchase via her BC page.

Kikagaku Moyo

One of our favorite live and recorded acts, Japanese psychedelic-rock band Kikagaku Moyo has their collection of power house groove tracks and albums available.

Asher Gamedze

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.

Las Cafeteras

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.

Girlpool

Indie band Girlpool is offering demos from their third studio album What Chaos is Imaginary.

Warbringer

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.

Luna Li

The Toronto based dream-rock musician has unveiled a collection of exclusive merch available today on her BC.

Cloud Nothings

Power indie-pop darlings Cloud Nothings, have released an exclusive series of live shows that are available for purchase on their BC page.

Luna Luna

Dallas bedroom pop outfit, Luna Luna, has merch available, alongside their well-received debut EP For Lovers Only.

PUP

Canadian rock band, PUP, has a new single (and super rad claymation video) out thats available on their BC. Also available are their energetic prior releases.

Quitapenas 

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.

Caribou

The Canadian electronic musician and composer is donating all revenue made from his textured catalog today to No Kid Hungry and Help Refugees Covid appeal.

Twin Peaks

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.

Mdou Moctor

Named one of our favorite acts from last years Desert Daze music 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.

Sad Girl

LA surf-punk band Sad Girl are 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.

Yves Tumor

Electro-rock genius Yves Tumor is offering exclusive merch available today on his BC. We highly recommend looking into his brilliant latest album Heaven To A Tortured Mind.

The Paranoyds

LA all-girl punk rockers The Paranoyds are offering a range of exclusive merch designs available exclusively on their BC today. We have our eyes on a few of their angel/devil series ourselves.

Cassowary

Electro-funk artist Cassowary recently released self-titled debut album is available for purchase via his BC.

Bully 

Bully has released a string of covers exclusive for BC. Within them, a pretty damn wonderful cover of Nirvana that we can not recommend enough.

Macha Kiddo

Macha Kiddo brings us standout, female hip-hop from Costa Rica. The tropical twist on heavy hitting produced beats is a much approved buy.

Say Sue Me

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.

Magma Mind

L.A. based pysch-indie fit Magma Mind have a collection of tracks available from their debut EP Past to Present.

Shaman Cult

Psychedelic-funk trio Shaman Cult have an offering of singles from their latest EP available via BC.

Anchor The Mammoth

Indie rock outfit from Houston, Texas are currently offering their discography via their BC page.

The Gnars

So-cal punk band The Gnars have their latest album Soup available for purchase, along prior releases.

Record Labels

Counter Culture Records

Home to artists like Katzu Ozo, Emily Afton and Jay Stone; Counter Culture Records has a catalog fit for the likings of any genre or mood.

Suicide Squeeze

Home to artists like L.A. Witch, The Coathangers and Death Valley Girls. Today, they are giving 100% of the revenue made directly to its artists.

Third Man Records

Home to The Raconteurs, Iron & Wine and Broken Social Scene, Third Man is giving 100% of the revenue made directly to its artists.

Mexican Summer

Home to artists like Cate Le Bon, Allah-Las and Weyes Blood, the label is launching a new looking glass series.

Jagjagwuar 

Home to artists Bon Iver, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Moses Sumney, Jagjagwuar is giving 100% of the revenue made directly to its artists.

Joyful Noise

Home to artists like Jonatan Gat, The Melvins and Surfer Blood, the label is giving 100% of the revenue made directly to its artists.

Hardly Art 

Home to Jacuzzi Boys, Shannon And The Clams and Protomartyr, Hardly Art is giving 100% of the revenue made directly to its artists.

On the Corner

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.

Wonderwheel Records

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.

Burger Records

The label is releasing seven-volume Quarantunes compilations, including artists like The Exbats, TV Party and Dean Paradise, all with 100% of the proceeds going to the artists.

Matador Records

 Hone to Snail Mail, Julien Baker and boygenius, Matador is giving 100% of revenue to artists.

Rough Trade Records

Hone to black midi, Starcrawler and Goat Girl, Rough Trade is giving 100% of revenue to artists.

Stones Throw

Home to Sudan Archives, Benny Sings and Jerry Paper, Stones Throw is giving 100% of digital sales to artists.

 

For a full listing provided directly from BandCamp; you can check one out here! Happy shopping & supporting!