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!
The ever elusive Sufjan Stevens is donating 100% of revenue made today on BC to the First Responders Fund.
The electro-dance group has officially launched their BC page today and has celebrated by releasing a new exclusive single.
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.
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.
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‘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.
Dallas based all-girl pop-rock fit The Bralettes have a collection of music available for purchase, including their latest single “Differently“.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indie band Girlpool is offering demos from their third studio album What Chaos is Imaginary.
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 Toronto based dream-rock musician has unveiled a collection of exclusive merch available today on her BC.
Power indie-pop darlings Cloud Nothings, have released an exclusive series of live shows that are available for purchase on their BC page.
Dallas bedroom pop outfit, Luna Luna, has merch available, alongside their well-received debut EP For Lovers Only.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Electro-funk artist Cassowary recently released self-titled debut album is available for purchase via his BC.
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 brings us standout, female hip-hop from Costa Rica. The tropical twist on heavy hitting produced beats is a much approved buy.
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.
L.A. based pysch-indie fit Magma Mind have a collection of tracks available from their debut EP Past to Present.
Psychedelic-funk trio Shaman Cult have an offering of singles from their latest EP available via BC.
Indie rock outfit from Houston, Texas are currently offering their discography via their BC page.
So-cal punk band The Gnars have their latest album Soup available for purchase, along prior releases.
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.
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.
Home to The Raconteurs, Iron & Wine and Broken Social Scene, Third Man is giving 100% of the revenue made directly to its artists.
Home to artists like Cate Le Bon, Allah-Las and Weyes Blood, the label is launching a new looking glass series.
Home to artists Bon Iver, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Moses Sumney, Jagjagwuar is giving 100% of the revenue made directly to its artists.
Home to artists like Jonatan Gat, The Melvins and Surfer Blood, the label is giving 100% of the revenue made directly to its artists.
Home to Jacuzzi Boys, Shannon And The Clams and Protomartyr, Hardly Art is giving 100% of the revenue made directly to its artists.
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.
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.
Hone to Snail Mail, Julien Baker and boygenius, Matador is giving 100% of revenue to artists.
Hone to black midi, Starcrawler and Goat Girl, Rough Trade is giving 100% of revenue to artists.
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!