In a continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic music streaming and marketplace platform Bandcamp has announced that it will be continuing Bandcamp Friday until the end of the year. The reality is that by waiving their fees in just 4 days they have put more than $20 million back in the pockets of the artists and labels that have been directly affected by the worldwide outbreak.
Having taken place on the first Friday of each month since March Bandcamp users have bought more than $75 million worth of music and merch and this looks set to contribute nicely to the recovering scene as music events have slow to return in large parts of the world. As a stark reminder from Bandcamp, “Because the pandemic is far from over”, at least buyers can be safe in the knowledge that they are doing their bit to help support their favourite artists and labels directly with the help from the music platform.
As a reminder, here are the dates for Bandcamp Friday, so make sure they go in your diary…
Friday, August 7th
Friday, September 4th
Friday, October 2nd
Friday, November 6th
Friday, December 4th